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Medical Office Assistant or CMA

Company: Hopedale Medical Complex
Location: Hopedale
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCome work for a hospital that feels like family!Join our team where you are not just a number but a part of a family of dedicated professionals. Care, compassion, and excellence comes from all departments at Hopedale Medical Complex. We believe a person's optimum health and wellness can only be provided when followed closely by highly trained and skilled physicians and staff who truly know their patients, and where top-quality care is the standard - not the exception. We offer advanced healthcare delivered in a peaceful rural setting is not only less hectic for the patient and family - it can many times be more effective. HMC includes a 25-bed acute care hospital, 59-bed nursing home, 70-bed assisted and independent living facility, 34,000 square foot Wellness Center, the Midwest Vascular Institute, and four satellite doctor's offices in area towns. Hopedale Medical Complex offers virtually the same services as many larger, city hospitals, including: a 24-hour emergency room, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), general and vascular surgery departments, orthopedic surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, sports medicine, mammography, open magnetic imaging resonance (MRI), computed tomography scanning (CT), and many of the new innovative technologies needed for modern medicine. Hopedale Medical Complex (HMC), designated a 5-Star Hospital by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is seeking qualified, compassionate ER Nurses to join our outstanding team of professionals and become part of a family with a 60+ year tradition of excellence.Job PreviewThe Medical Office Assistant or Medical Assistant provides direct nursing care to patients under the supervision and direction of a physician, nurse, and/or the Practice Manager, while always maintaining a professional and courteous manner. The MOA or CMA assists in other areas of the medical office, specialty clinics, and satellite offices when needed.Responsibilities

  • Prepare visit sheets and paperwork for patient appointments, verifying that all necessary materials/documents are ready prior to the appointment.
  • Greet patients by name while respecting HIPAA, and transport to nursing exam room. Obtain and document vital signs, patient history, current medications, and chief complaint.
  • Remain available to assist physician with examinations and procedures as requested providing necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Complete documentation in a timely, professional, and accurate manner.
  • Complete diagnostic imaging and laboratory requisitions accurately, indicating approved diagnosis for each test ordered.
  • Perform required clinical competencies on indicated equipment/procedures.
  • Provide and document patient education including medication instruction.
  • Notify patient of test result and physician comment/instruction once reviewed and approved.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls in a professional manner, identifying self with name, job title and location. Identify calls that require a nurse and refer appropriately.
  • Transport patients to ancillary departments as needed.
  • Schedule referral appointments for patients as ordered.
  • Assist with filing of labs, x-rays, dictation and other reports in patient charts or sort for scanner input.
  • Cross train as Receptionist for Medical Arts/Satellite offices.
  • Assist consulting specialty physicians (Cardiology, Urology, Orthopedic, Spine, etc.) and their staff.
  • Check and stock physician and nursing exam rooms daily.
  • Fill out stock requisition forms to order supplies from the purchasing department.
  • Check physician's desk for completed charts and papers and return them to the nursing office for sorting and processing.
  • Check sample medications monthly and destroy outdated medications. Keep samples organized.
  • Assist with cleaning Medical Arts/Satellite offices. Maintain high level of infection control awareness.
  • Sort and review all incoming lab/outpatient test results and direct to the appropriate physician for review.
  • Cold sterilize contaminated instruments. Return and collect equipment from surgery.
  • Maintain high standards of patient confidentiality, observing HIPAA regulations.
  • Work well with other staff members maintaining a clean, safe work environment for all employees and patients.
  • Assist in departmental quality improvement projects providing necessary clinical data.
  • Perform other related work as required or requested.Requirements
    • High school diploma or the equivalent is required.
    • CPR (BLS) certification is required or must be able to become certified upon hire.
    • License/Certification/Registration as Medical Office Assistant is preferred.
    • Flexibility to work in any of the satellite offices is required.
    • Venipuncture experience is preferred.
    • Must be available to work Saturday mornings.Physical Demands
      • Work requires ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds daily.
      • Work requires ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
      • Work requires ability to stand, walk and kneel.
      • Work requires ability to stoop and bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, have manual dexterity and color vision and communicate with other people.
      • Work requires ability to use a keyboard (typewriter, work processor or computer) to enter and transform information or data daily.
      • Work requires the ability for close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
      • Work requires ability to push and/or pull wheelchairs or gurneys

Keywords: Hopedale Medical Complex, Peoria , Medical Office Assistant or CMA, Administration, Clerical , Hopedale, Illinois

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