Lone Star Circle of Care

  • Clinical Assistant - Family (Jonestown)

    Job Locations US-TX-Jonestown
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/1/2018 10:52 AM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Medical Assistant
  • Overview

    Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC) is an equal opportunity employer and a member of E-Verify.  All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

     

    The Clinical Assistant plays a dual role for front and back office clinical functions, spending about 50% of their time in each role.  They perform a variety of duties that are clerical in nature, as well as assist in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of licensed medical and/or licensed nuring team members.  

    Responsibilities

    • Provides initial customer service to all patients including but not limited to greeting patients, scheduling and confirming patient appointments using a multi-line phone, performing data entry into the NextGen software system for patient information, and creating patient files
    • Facilitates patient check-in and check-out.  Explain patient payment options, including sliding scale fees, Medicare, Medicaid, and other forms of payment assistance
    • Collects and posts patient payments; prepare deposits and follow established cash handling procedures
    • Completes patient intakes, income screenings, and conducts insurance verifications and authorizations
    • Provides conflict resolution and response to patient grievances
    • Creates and maintains confidential patient files and records; files accordingly
    • Obtain, evaluate, and record patient history in medical file
    • Obtain and measure vital signs and record information on patients' charts
    • Prepare and maintain examination/treatment rooms, including cleaning and sterilizing instruments, and inventory of medical supplies and materials
    • Assisting the examination of patients under the direction of licensed medical and/or licensed nursing staff
    • Explain treatment procedures to patients under the direction of licensed medical and/or licensed nursing staff
    • May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis
    • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by licensed medical and/or licensed nursing staff
    • Perform routine diagnostic and laboratory tests
    • Ensure define quality metrics are met as defined by the Quality Council
    • Ability to follow standing orders and provide treatments according to established protocols
    • Achieve and maintain clinical competencies as defined by the Quality Council
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED required
    • Six months prior experience in a professional administrative or related capacity is required, with prior medical office or healthcare setting experience preferred
    • Current Basic Life Support certification for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association is required
    • Medical Assistant Certificate from one of the following organizations preferred.

    1.         CMA - American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

    2.         RMA - American Medical Technologists (AMT)

    3.         CCMA- National Health Career Association (NHA)

    4.         NRCMA through National Association of Health Professionals (NAHP)

    5.         NCMA- National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

    • Prior professional experience as a Medical Assistant is a definite plus
    • Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

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