Compass Oncology has an exciting opportunity for a Medical Assistant in Portland and Tualatin!!
Escorts patients to and from exam rooms, records patient data. Prepares and stocks treatment rooms. Assists physicians with exams/procedures as requested. Administers subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Answers patient telephone calls for referrals. Other administrative duties as requested.
Under direct supervision, assists physicians and clinicians with patient care duties in a medical environment that may include medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, BMT or gynecologic oncology. Maintains efficient patient flow, assists with patient care, i.e. exams, procedures and patient education. Performs miscellaneous clinic support tasks including filing, answering phones and maintaining physicians schedule. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Escorts patients to and from exam rooms, physician offices, and treatment room as appropriate.
Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes.
Obtains all necessary patient records as required by physician and verifies presence of consent prior to treatment or procedures.
Prepares and stocks exam/treatment rooms and orders supplies as needed.
Assists physicians with exams and procedures as requested.
Assists with delegated patient education activities including but not limited to distributing education literature, etc.
Obtains blood specimens from peripheral sites as needed and in accordance with OSHA and universal precautions.
Administers subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, including but not limited to, hormones and biological growth factors.
Maintains all exam/treatment room disinfection protocols.
Processes instruments and equipment as needed.
Answers patient telephone calls for referral to physician or nurse/pharmacist.
Phones in prescriptions and makes other patient calls as directed by physicians and RN.
Schedules patient tests, procedures and hospital admissions and schedules appointments to follow-up on test results, as applicable.
Arranges for pre-authorizations and pre-certifications as needed. Informs physician of patient reschedules and no shows.
Obtains new patient records and previous test results, x-rays, scans, etc.
Performs other administrative duties, i.e. typing, filing faxing, reception, etc, as requested by supervisor or physician.
Displays excellent verbal and written communication skills.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Certificate of graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants preferred.
Years of experience necessary for each level.
MA I - entry level position requiring 0-3 years experience as a medical assistant or nursing assistant in a hospital or clinic setting
MA II - Minimum three years experience as a medical assistant or nursing assistant in a hospital or clinic setting.
MA III - Minimum seven years experience as a medical assistant or nursing assistant in a hospital or clinic setting.
Phlebotomy experience preferred.
Current CPR certification required.
Certified Medical Assistant preferred.
US Oncology - 18 months ago