Medical Assistant - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under general supervision, assists physicians and staff members in performing optimal ambulatory health care to patients; stocks and maintains exam rooms and nurses stations; assists with clinical and clerical duties.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

Knowledge of medical terminology
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Attention to details
Ability to organize/prioritize work
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to take patient’s vital statistics
Ability to assist with medical examinations and procedures
Ability to operate various office and medical equipment
Ability to use an electronic health record application
Trained in Medication Administration

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent, in addition to graduation from a recognized Medical Assistant Program; supplemented with one (1) year previous medical experience (an externship at SLU may be substituted for one year experience); current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Current certification or registration as a medical assistant is preferred.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares patients for physician’s visit by obtaining initial information and vital signs; assists with exams, tests, and special procedures as directed; may be required to draw blood, collect urine, provide wound care and give immunizations and medications under the direction of provider.

Prepares and organizes module; inspects exam rooms for cleanliness and equipment condition; maintains sample medication closet; stocks and maintains rooms and nurses’ stations with adequate supplies

Greets and escorts patients to exam rooms.

Checks patients’ medical records for pertinent data; reviews and maintains current patient information/demographic data, social history, medication record, and pertinent medical history from the patient questionnaire while interviewing the patient in appropriate sections of the record only for the medical assistant’s level of access.

Prepares patient charts; ensures all charts are complete.

Schedules appointments and tests; enters orders in the electronic health record according to orders from and at the direction of provider; pre-certifies patients for insurance coverage; sets up referral contacts; reviews all requisitions (labs and x-rays) for completeness.

Requests previous medical records and information from appropriate sources; completes requests for confidential transfer of medical records and information.

Screens, refers, routes, and places patient calls.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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