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Medical Assistant/Practice Assistant

Company: Steward Health Care
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

Location: Steward Medical Group - NorthPosted Date: 2/3/2020About Steward Health Care SystemSteward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 35 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.Job Summary:
The position is a member of the health care team who functions in a dual role, providing administrative as well as clinical support to ensure quality care to patients and the smooth day-to-day operation of the physician practice. Duties will include, but are not limited to, medical assistant duties, answering telephones, making appointments, verifying patient demographic and health insurance information, coordinating billing and referral processes, assembling patient charts, scheduling, data entry and filing.


Responsibilities:Medical Assistant Functions:
--- Takes vital signs
--- Prepares the patient, equipment and instruments
--- Chaperones female patients as needed
--- Reports significant observations and patient problems to appropriate care givers
--- Cleans instruments and equipment, as needed
--- Provides and maintains supplies, equipment and linen for clinical areas

Practice Assistant Functions:
--- Answers, triages, and routes telephone calls appropriately; takes messages, follows through with each message, ensuring that the appropriate physician/staff member and received the information. Provides routine information to callers
--- Prepares the daily schedules for the office, pulls and prepares the patient charts, ensuring that the proper chart has been selected and the appropriate paperwork has been attached to the chart (i.e., encounter form, etc.)
--- Schedules patients' appointments and appropriate testing for patients as directed. Facilitates admissions to hospital
--- Verifies information from patients including demographic and health insurance information
--- Prepares documents for billing physician encounters; enters data, ensures that referrals are received, etc.
--- Provides administrative support for physician. Prepares correspondence, forms and other documents are requested. Enters information into the computer system. Transcribes dictation of a highly confidential nature
--- Organizes and updates files, charts, and records
--- Responsible for stocking of supplies and assists in ordering suppliesQualifications:
--- Education from approved medical assistant program or equivalent
--- High School Diploma or equivalent
--- 2 to 3 years of experience as a Medical Assistant preferred
--- The ability to perform medical secretary duties
--- Experience with electronic medical record strongly preferred (Athena a plus)
--- Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook
--- Some travel required within the market

Keywords: Steward Health Care, Lawrence , Medical Assistant/Practice Assistant, Healthcare , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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