Under the direct supervision of the physician, the Medical Assistant I is responsible for assisting in the delivery of health care, and performs general receptionist duties under the supervision of the Office Manager when needed.
Prepares patients for examination and treatment. Assures completion of patient histories. Obtains vital signs.
Administers injections, assists with splints and applies dressings as directed.
Performs sterilization of instruments/equipment, if indicated, according to established policies.
Performs CLIA Waived tests as instructed and maintains quality controls on all CLIA tests performed in the office.
Performs phlebotomy duties as directed.
Orders and maintains supplies as needed.
Performs some or all of the following general receptionist duties when needed:
Verifies and updates patient information in the practice management system.
Collects co-pays and open balances, post charges and accurately enters these in the practice management system. Balance charges and payments and prepares deposit.
Answers telephone promptly and courteously; takes messages accurately and provides information as needed.
Assembles, updates, and ensures completion of the patient medical record.
Completes referrals and pre certifications as needed.
Processes requests for medical records made by patients, insurance companies and others in an appropriate manner.
Sorts mail, medical records and other correspondence as needed.
Completes mandatory training and education in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure.
Follows system and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, mandatory education, dress code and display of ID badge.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants. CCertification from the America Association of Medical Assistants preferred. Clear written and verbal communication skills. Effective skills with multi-line telephone systems and computers. Strong customer service orientation. Prefer one year experience in a medical office setting. Ability to handle money in a safe manner.
Apply Online. Resume may be submitted upon completion of application.
Human Resources, Division of Recruitment and Retention
Akron General Health System
1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307
Akron General Health System is an equal opportunity employer.