Medical Office Assistant-Outpatient Rehab
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
the American Medical Technologist Association, and two (2) years of clinical experience in a medical office preferred.
Escorts or transports patients to exam or treatment rooms.
Assists in care of patients by preparing exam rooms for patient care, facilitating use of diagnostic equipment, and ensuring availability of needed patient information, such as reports of diagnostic exams and medical records.
Takes, records, and reports patient vital signs using medical equipment.
Inspects equipment and facilities visually and physically to ensure patient safety and proper functioning of all equipment.
Serves as preceptor and resource for newly-hired medical assistants by actively participating in their integration and assimilation into the department.
May provide occasional working supervision to non-licensed medical and/or clerical office support personnel.
Functions as a clinic safety officer, verifying each employee's knowledge of fire safety and the evacuation plan for the work area.
Responds to patient questions regarding their accounts, billing, and insurance.
Documents patients care interventions and education in medical records.
Performs variety of administrative/clerical duties, such as receiving and scheduling patient appointments, distributing mail, and preparing reports and correspondence. Ensures appropriate patient consent and authorization forms are obtained for research and/or medical treatment.
Maintains current customer service, clinical, and technical skills by attending training programs and seminars to continue level of competency and ensure compliance with departmental policies and procedures. Maintains adequate stock of supplies as required for work area. Performs other duties as assigned
Assist in the physician practice to maximize clinical throughput. Will work closely with nursing and provider staff to room patients, take vitals, and assist in visit completion. Will be responsible for setting up and cleaning rooms, assist in supply ordering and will need excellent verbal and written communication skills
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