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Medical Assistant - Pulmonology

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Aiken
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Responsibilities

ABOUT AIKEN PHYSICIANS ALLIANCEAiken Physicians Alliance provides dedicated primary and specialty care for you and your family. Our family medicine providers are devoted to treating the whole person and provide comprehensive care for people of all ages. Our specialists are highly trained and experienced and work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide care to patients. Aiken Physicians Alliance offers Primary Care, Cardiology, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology Care. You will work with a Care Team of physicians, advanced practitioners and staff providing compassionate and quality care. We have a welcoming environment and believe in strong team engagement. Aiken Physicians Alliance is affiliated with Aiken Regional Medical Centers, a 273-bed acute care facility offering a comprehensive range of specialties and services. Aiken Regional Medical Center has been ranked a top hospital in South Carolina by the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence for its treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia and has been recognized as an "A" rated facility by the Leapfrog Group. Position Summary: Reporting to the Practice Manager, the Medical Assistant position is responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care duties and assisting with the overall workflow of the physician/medical practice. JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with daily clerical operations, including answering multi-phone lines and making copies of documents as necessary.
  • Accurately file patient charts; including scanning documents into files as necessary.
  • Ensures that patient rooms are kept stocked and clean; also ensures that equipment is kept clean.
  • Confirms and schedules patient appointments.
  • Maintains organized filing system for all office/billing documents.
  • Distributes referrals as necessary to physicians and insurance companies; keep proper documentation of referral requests/responses in patient charts.
  • Pre-authorize prescriptions and clinical tests (CT, MRI, Ultrasound, etc.) as necessary.
  • Phone/faxing patient prescriptions as necessary.
  • Schedules mammograms, BMDs dietician appointments, cardiology testing, and radiology testing for patients, and completes all appropriate paperwork.
  • Labels patient specimens and completes lab slips accurately; separates lab slips monthly.
  • Contacts patients with lab results and sends letters to patients as necessary.
  • Accurately performs clinical duties to include triaging patients, checking patient vitals, administering injections and venipunctures, and prepping patients for physician exam.
  • Accurately performs a variety of clinical testing, including ekg, holter monitors, PFT, stress test, PAP, ear irrigations, 02 sats, vision/color charts, and urinalysis/hemocult tests.
  • Thoroughly and accurately complete patient information forms prior to physician meeting with patient; assist physician with chart as necessary. Independence Physician Management (IPM), a subsidiary of UHS, was formed in 2012 as the physician services unit of UHS. IPM develops and manages multi-specialty physician networks and urgent care clinics which align with UHS acute care facilities. It also provides select services for the Behavioral Health division of UHS. Through continuing growth, IPM operates in 11 markets across six states and the District of Columbia. Our leadership team, practitioners, and teams of healthcare professionals are collectively dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people in the communities we serve. As an Aiken Physicians Alliance employee you will be part of a first class organization offering:
    • A Challenging and rewarding work environment
    • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
    • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
    • 401(K) with company match About Universal Health Services (UHS), Inc.One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $12.6 billion in 2021. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 89,000 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.
      Qualifications

      Required Knowledge, Skills, Licensure, Training & Travel Requirements Education:
      High School Diploma or equivalent requiredMedical Assistant certificate required, or must obtain certification within six (6) months of employmentCurrent BLS/CPR certification required Work experience:
      Medical Assistant Certificate of Completion and/or one year experience as a Medical Assistant Familiarity with medical terminology requiredExperience with patient check-in and check-out process (according to clinic protocol)Knowledge:
      General medical office proceduresUnderstand end of day cash balancing and charge reconciliation process (according to clinic protocol) Skills:
      Proficiency in basic computer programs and operating systems, such as Microsoft OfficeExcellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skillsBilingual in English and Spanish preferredEEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.NoticeAt UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852- 3449

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Augusta , Medical Assistant - Pulmonology, Healthcare , Aiken, Georgia

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