Medical Assistant
Emergency Medical Associates - Middletown, NJ

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Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Office Manager prepares the patient for evaluation and treatment. Performs clinical procedures in accordance with licensure to include injections, venipuncture, EKG, tray set-up, application of bandages, surgical assisting and accurate testing and screening of specimens. Additionally, may work front desk operations on days when not scheduled clinically.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Patient Preparation- Clinical
    • Assists physician with lab tests and special procedures.
    • Triage, vital, and room patients.
    • Prepare patients for physician evaluation.
    • Assist physician in evaluation and treatment of the patient.
    • Administer medications/injections under supervision of the physician.
    • Perform ordered procedures, EKG, venipuncture, tray set-ups, assist physician as needed.
  • Office Duties- Clinical
    • Correctly and accurately documents ICD-9 and CPT codes.
    • Maintain clean, neat and well-stocked exam rooms.
    • Proficiency with EMR (Electronic Medical Record)
    • Coordinate the flow of patients in the examination/treatment rooms.
    • Monitor inventory for expiration and ordering.
    • Minimal assistance in new employee training.
    • Inform appropriate personnel of supplies and maintenance problems.
    • Notify manager of any problems.
    • Remain current on latest managed care guidelines with reference to what patients services can be rendered by specific insurance plans (i.e. supplies, x-rays, etc.)
  • Patient Care- Front Office/Reception
    • Greet all patients in a warm, friendly and professional manner.
    • Answer and screen incoming phone calls, take and give messages in a timely manner.
    • Register patients promptly and efficiently
    • Distribute and verify accuracy of patient form completion.
    • Complete patient referrals as needed.
    • Discharge patient.
  • Billing (30%)
    • Verify insurance coverage/payment status
    • Review completed chart for diagnosis and coding by the physician. If pertinent information is lacking, informing the physician of missing information.
    • Enter ICD-9 and CPT codes into the billing system for the patients
    • If necessary, assist physician in researching the proper code for the service provided through the on-site manual or calling the billing department.
    • Complete daily deposit.
    • Accurately post/document payments received
  • Administrative procedures
    • Maintain clean, neat and orderly work area.
    • Sorting and distributing mail and deliveries.
    • Balance and close for the day.
    • Maintain correct balance in cash box.
    • Attend and actively participate in all training, in-services, and staff meetings.
    • Completes daily tasks in a timely manner.
    • Maintain patient daily log.
    • Medical staff understands if that she/he is one of two employees in the office, and she/he must be willing to cross-cover other administrative functions in the absence of a coworker.
    • Monitor fax machine
      • Receive, notify, and distribute all incoming faxes in a timely manner.
      • Follow up on incomplete or misdirected faxes as needed.
      • Send outgoing faxes as needed.
    • Train backup personnel or new receptionists as needed.
Education and Experience Required:
  • Skilled nursing with current license and /or certificate:
  • CMA, LPN, RN, or Paramedic
  • BLS certification
  • Minimum of 6 months of relevant experience is required
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Phlebotomy, EKG
  • Vital signs, patient assessment
  • Laboratory testing and processing
  • Administration of Medications (Oral, IM, Sub-q, Intradermal, IV)
  • Knowledge of managed care policies and restrictions
Working Conditions:
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens- must adhere to universal precautions.
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays as needed.

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