Medical Assistant - Full or Part time - Gastro Center Valley/Bethlehem
Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Center Valley
Posted on: June 22, 2022
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.The Medical Assistant's
primary responsibility is to assist in the delivery of health care
management for the practice. This will include actively
participating and supporting primary clinical teams. The Medical
Assistant is a professional member of the interdisciplinary team
and consistently demonstrates and promotes the values of the
organization. The Medical Assistant will work with and receive
supervision from the practice manager, physicians, nurse
practitioners and physician assistants.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Actively participates in maintaining and/or improving quality
- Effectively manages the scheduling of appointments and tracking
- Opens and closes office as required.
- Assists in capturing patient demographic information.
- -Actively participates in department activities to include:
attends departmental meetings; actively participates as a team
member in resolution of problems as they are identified; analyzes
current procedures, bringing suggestions for improvement to the
attention of team members and supervisors for consideration.
- Conducts pre-visit planning by reviewing and updating the
patient's medical record prior to the appointment with recent test
results and correspondence and determines needed services by
conferring with physician, nurse practitioner or physician
- Completes pre-charting of all value based pieces up to 5 days
prior to patient's appointment. Send messages to the Care Team,
- Responsible for prepping patients for their examination and
escorting them into the exam room. Preparation includes: height,
weight and vital signs; update medication list; update allergies in
record; update personal, family and social history; inquire about
smoking status; obtains the reason for the visit.
- Provides other patient care services as needed/directed: keeps
exam rooms clean; maintaining clinical supplies in exam rooms;
cleans and autoclaves contaminated instruments ; gives injections
or immunizations; within State approved scope of practice;
phlebotomy; pulmonary functions/nebulizer; EKG; OB/GYN exams assist
- Responsible to dispose Bio-Hazardous waste and regular waste
per practice protocol.
- Maintains vaccine temp logs, inventory and ordering of medical
supplies (i.e.: vaccines, medications), disposing of expired sample
medication, and stocking rooms to set par levels.
- As appropriate assists with scheduling outpatient testing,
pre-certifying patients for procedures and referral processing,
responds to patient communications within practice guidelines,
refill medications per practice protocol, provides patients with
information relating to their visit (info packets, vaccine advisory
- Communicates and coordinates with providers or Care
Coordinators regarding hospital discharge, ED visits, consulting
physicians, community resources, disease management, patient
self-management, patient and/or family education on chronic
conditions, individualized patient care plan, and follow-up contact
with patient as indicated to ensure compliance with
recommendations, medications, labs or other testing as well as
- Reviews in-basket clinical pool messages and complete necessary
information in order to clear the message.
- Maintains referral work queue and update notes in order to
communicate with other departments.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time
(up to 8 hours at time). Requires continual use of fingers for
patient care, writing and computer entry. Routinely uses upper
extremities; occasional requirement to lift up to 25 pounds. -
Occasionally push cart with supplies up to 30 pounds. Occasionally
push wheelchair with patient weighing up to 325 pounds. Regularly
requires ability to stoop, bend and reach above shoulder level.
Requires ability to hear normal conversation and good general, near
and peripheral vision. -
Graduate of accredited Medical Assistant program is strongly
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years experience in a similar healthcare setting is preferred;
customer service experience is strongly preferred; BLS/CPR: current
or within 60 days of hire; through the American Red Cross or
American Heart Association.Where applicable, a 30/60/90 day
on-boarding checklist will be completed during the on-boarding
process for new or transferred employees to confirm mastery of
skills relevant to the service line. This on-boarding checklist
will be acknowledged by practice leadership or a provider when
appropriate; records will be retained at the practice location.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and
-current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for
-the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. -
Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications and
-licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create
a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.
-Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
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