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21-219 Medical Assistant

Southwest Behavioral Care, Inc. - Behavioral Health | Greensburg, PA | Part Time

Job Description

SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL CARE, INC.

JOB VACANCY NOTICE

POSITION:  Medical Assistant (Part-Time)-Greensburg, PA                                                           PAY GRADE:  6

                        Mental Health Outpatient and Drug & Alcohol Program

 

WAGE:  $12.16/hr. (plus incentives!)

 

→Flexible Scheduling.                                                                               →May be eligible for Agency paid health benefits.

→Option to participate in Agency retirement plan.                               →Tuition discounts with participating colleges/universities.

→Opportunity for growth and advancement.                                         →Other benefits available.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Effectively and professionally communicates via telephone, written and web based interactions with patients.
  • Schedules patients according to office guidelines.
  • Answers incoming calls and returns calls to patients as directed in a professional manner.
  • Completes initial processing of patients to include vital signs and initial assessments.
  • Checks laboratory and other clinical results, referring all abnormal findings to appropriate staff.
  • Provides therapeutic patient education as directed by clinical staff to patients, families or significant others.
  • Assists the Physician Assistant and/ or Nurse Practitioner as needed in exam rooms.
  • Dispenses patient supplies or prescribed medications as directed by the physician following protocols in place for dispensing these items.
  • Follows OSHA guidelines and Universal Precautions in clinical practice by identifying PPE needed and using that PPE as needed in the clinical setting.
  • Assists in the completion of the revenue cycle by completing prior authorizations and correspondence between the agency and insurance providers.
  • Acts as a liaison as needed between the office and outside providers such as pharmacies, medical supply vendors etc.
  • Acts as a liaison as needed between the office and outside medical facilities such as hospitals, home care agencies, laboratories and surgical centers.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records, required forms, invoices, charts files, etc. following agency documentation guidelines.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations, codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful completion of an accredited medical assistant training program Medical Assistant Certification preferred. Persons with a minimum of 2 years' actual clinical medical experience as a Medical Assistant may be considered at the discretion of the agency.  
  • Must not be excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care program.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from the PA State Police, Child Abuse Clearance from the PA Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearance.
  • Ability to read and write, understand and carry out directions/instructions.
  • Ability to communicate respectfully, effectively and professionally with patients and staff.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced medical office.
  • Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner and treat patients and peers with respect.
  • Ability to complete basic work on the computer utilizing the EHR, word processing programs and send and retrieve emails.
  • Hold and maintain CPR/First Aid Certifications.

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA.    POSTING#21-219.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER