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Beth Israel Lahey Health’s roots in providing top-quality health care date back nearly a century. We're fully committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve. As a leading healthcare provider throughout New England, we aim to change the current state of health care for the better and make lasting improvements that guarantee access to our services.
Medical Assistant - Cardiology
Plymouth, MassachusettsOrganization Facility: Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care Category: Technician Job ID: JR11906 Date posted: 03/28/2023
When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.
Work Shift:Day (United States of America)The Medical Assistant role is now eligible for a $1,500 sign on bonus. Important Details: Bonuses are paid out in $500 increments at 30 days, 6 months and at the 1 year anniversary. To be eligible, you must be a non-BILH employee or a previous eligible employee who returns to BILH after 1 year. Employee must be in good standing to receive the bonus at the time of payment. All bonuses are subject to applicable taxes. This program is subject to change at any point.
Job Summary: The Medical Assistant provides high quality, direct patient care in a team-based model to our BIDHC patients and supports smooth and efficient administrative and clinical practice operations. The Medical Assistant has the ability to work with people from different backgrounds and respects the beliefs of all patients and team members. Reports to the Practice Manager.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of this position.
1. Through relationship development and care team coordination, contributes to the BIDHC patient, practice, and organizational goals. Develops long term empathetic relationships with patients, families and colleagues to contribute to patient care.
2. Assists patient over the course of their visit: facilitates timely flow and informs patient and provider of any delay in a timely manner, engages with patient on visit reason, updates medication and allergy lists, reviews screening questions (i.e. PHQ-9), acts as liaison between patient and practice staff to ensure optimal flow and service delivery.
3. Communicates clearly with patient and team: provides hand-off to provider entering the exam room (e.g., reason for the visit, abnormal vitals, patient stories).
4. Performs medical assisting duties under proper supervision, which may include, but are not limited to: obtaining accurate vital signs, height, and weight measurements, performing EKGs, point of care testing, phlebotomy, administering immunizations (certified MAs only), and assisting during routine procedures.
5. Essential to Population Health efforts by leading conversations to meet quality and population health goals through outreach and health coaching. Monitors practice activity, both electronically and in person. Identifies, addresses, and conducts outreach to patients with health maintenance or chronic disease management needs. Assists with related data gathering and basic health coaching.
6. Monitors, orders, and/or maintains medical equipment and supplies, ensuring they are clean, sterilized, stocked, and within expiration dates. Adheres to control standards. Maintains an unobstructed area for patient access.
7. Works within the electronic health record system (EHR) to queue prescription renewals and add new medications for review by a licensed provider. As directed by a clinician, enters/scribes orders for tests, services, or appointments in the EHR. Accurately documents tasks performed during the visit as they are completed to ensure proper billing.
8. Schedules related diagnostic and lab tests making every reasonable effort to accommodate patient and provider needs. Verifies patient insurance, including prior authorizations, referrals and pre-certifications.
9. Identifies OSHA compliance issues. Ensures patient safety practices to prevent/eliminate risk of patient harm. Promptly reports adverse patient events and near misses. Ensures that Patient Health Information (PHI) is only used for purposes of patient TPO (treatment, payment, and operations).
1. High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in Health Science preferred.
2. License Medical Assistant Certificate preferred, or Registration Certified Nursing Assistant preferred, or Certificate 1 EMT Basic License preferred, or Certificate 2 Phlebotomy Certificate preferred.
3. 0-1 years related work experience required.
4. Demonstrated Medical Assistant (MA) competencies within one year of hire.
5. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
1. Certified Medical Assistant
Serves as a communication resource. Asks appropriate questions and solves problems. Takes complete and accurate information from patients in person and by phone, prioritizing and communicating the information to providers appropriately. Responds quickly and courteously to phone calls and requests. Seeks assistance from supervisor and others appropriately.
Greets patients and escorts to exam rooms. Ensures availability of x-rays, lab slips, medical records and other pertinent info. Obtains vitals, weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature, performs EKGs, injections and/or phlebotomy, and assists providers. Performs departmental screening, lab tests and specimen collection. Implements quality control standards.
Provides patients with relevant instructions for specific tests and procedures. Performs or assists with routine procedures under proper supervision as directed by physician, Nurse Practitioner. Schedules follow-up tests and appointments. Arranges patient transport as needed. Sorts/distributes lab results daily to appropriate physician or nurse practitioner. Maintains patient confidentiality.
Assists with procuring medical records. Ensures patient records and relevant documents filed in the record have appropriate patient identification. Adds new medications to patient record in EMR system. Assemble records according to BIDHC/APG policy and as standards are defined by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).
Ensures that equipment and supplies necessary to carry out patient care activities are available and usable and the environment is clean and organized. Maintains an unobstructed area for patient access. Cleans rooms after patient usage and ensures appropriate disposal of contaminated materials. Tracks, orders and maintains supplies and equipment, restocks supplies.
High School diploma or GED required. Preferred Qualifications:
Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies: