Medical Assistant
Lafayette General Medical Center - Lafayette, LA

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Position Summary:

This position interacts with patients in a professional and caring manor. Primarily for front office functions and provides cross coverage for clinical duties when needed.

MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

· In absence of LPN and/or when volume dictates, Initiates patient contact and prepares the patient by completing vital signs, a brief history and preliminary physical assessment.

· Assists the physician and/or LPN in patient examination, evaluation, and other clinical procedures as needed.

· Performs specimen collection, venipunctures for lab tests, and daily quality checks.

· Initiates and assist physicians with emergent situations and administering Basic Life Support.

· Gives injections to patients.

· Maintains office supplies and clinical supplies at Par levels.

· Maintains office equipment and sanitization of equipment according to state and federal guidelines.

· Cleans exam room after each patient and prepares room for the next patient.

· Maintains patients medical record and ensures proper documentation of examination, evaluation, treatments and follow-up visits.

· Maintains proficiency in utilizing electronic medical records through proper scanning, documentation and scheduling.

· Assist with scheduling of ancillary services as needed.

· Assists nurse and MOAs with answering phones, scheduling patients in ACS system, and returning patient phone calls.

· Ensures patient confidentiality and privacy.

· Promotes a supportive, positive environment for both staff and patients.

· Answers telephone in a professional and timely manner.

· Greets patients courteously.

· Reviews medical record documentation for physicians and ensures that all necessary ICD-9 and CPT codes are present.

· Processes daily batches: a) Enters or acquires demographics; b) Prices each patient visit; c) batches the daily charges and submits batch and daily deposit to medical dimensions.

· Performs billing functions of charge and payment data entry and claims follow-up.

· Research coding/billing communications submitted to clinic by ACS and responds to all communications in a timely manner.

· Provides clinic statistics such as clinic visits and patient throughput times.

· Verifies all patient insurance coverage prior to patient visit.

· Returns patients’ phone calls when necessary.

· Secures information from referring physicians.

· Files medical records appropriately.

· Collects copays, deductibles, and balances at the time of patient’s visit.

· Orders office supplies.

· Performs all other duties required.

· Extend hours and some weekends required.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, but shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to the position.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

A. 1.) High school Graduate or Equivalent required.

B. 2.) Required completion of an accredited Medical Assistant course. Preferred 2 years health care experience.

C. 3.) Excellent computer skills required

Status, Shifts and Hours Worked

Full-time

How To Apply

Apply @ www.lafayettegeneral.com

Employment Status

Full-Time

Full-Time

Shift

Other

Other

Amount of Travel

Work At Home

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