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Summary
In the clinical role, the medical assistant works with, and is supervised by, the medical team involved in evaluating and treating a patient’s medical condition. In the clinical coordination aspect of the role, the medical assistant is responsible for maintaining patient records, completing insurance forms, insurance pre-certifications, scheduling all testing and hospital admissions, and answering phones including patient questions.
Responsibilities
  • Triaging patients into examination rooms including escorting patients to and from rooms.
  • Performing vital signs and EKGs and documenting in the electronic medical record.
  • Documentation of patients’ medical and medication history in the electronic medical record.
  • Examination room turnover after each patient. Set-up examination rooms for the following day.
  • Oversee medical supply inventory. Restock medical supplies in examination rooms.
  • Medical record requests from referring physicians and testing facilities.
  • Scheduling all testing including TEE/ TTE, catheterization, CT and all other required testing associated with a valve procedure. Schedule re-evaluations and post-operative appointments. Hospital bed reservations for in-patient..
  • Ensuring physicians dictate office notes to optimize timeliness of billing.
Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a medical assisting course accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health (CAAHEP) or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Certification by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • Five (5) plus years medical assistant experience, preferably in cardiology.
  • Experience in communicating with insurance companies for pre-certifications andcoverage approvals a must.
  • Knowledge of interventional cardiology or surgery a big plus.
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate with other employees at all levels of the organization as well as with the general public.
 
Key knowledge areas:
  • Medical assisting
  • Cardiology
 
Working conditions:
  • Generally agreeable working conditions.
  • Normal physical office demands.


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