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Medical Assistant / Department of Pediatrics

Company: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunsw
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

  • Responsible for obtaining authorizations for our patient s radiology and cardiac testing, and performing duties independently following established and standardized procedures and methods, including referring questionable situations to immediate supervisor or others.
  • Communicate with insurance carriers to obtain authorizations for procedures and pharmaceuticals.
  • Handle patient s requests for medical information, copies of medical records, refills, test results, etc. as instructed by the physician with signature, obtains patient release forms in accordance with patient confidentiality and medical record release policies. Schedule testing (in or out of office) Call in patient s prescriptions to pharmacies.
  • Prepare - exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments; patients for examination and treatment.
  • Take the patient's brief history and vital signs.
  • Perform routine medical testing, i.e. blood testing, EKGs, pulmonary function tests, spirometry tests, hearing, vision (including color blindness test), urinalysis, rapid strep tests and drug screening, injections, and vaccinations.
  • Maintain patient files, records, and other information.
  • Prepare lab requests forms and tests to be forwarded to the lab. Post lab results and file them in patients files.
  • Follow-up with patients on their condition after an office visit, as per the physician s instructions; make calls to patients or other physicians with results of exams.
  • Notify patient of change in medications/diet and reminders regarding appointments. Monitor patients need for weekly and/or monthly tests.
  • Report identified safety issues such as hazardous environments (i.e. damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors.
  • Notify the physician of any situation that you determine emergent.
  • Maintain stock in exam rooms, work with administrative staff to ensure supplies are maintained and ordered, as needed. Assist administrative staff as necessary to meet patient needs.
  • Report any equipment problems immediately to the supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS
    • A high school diploma, or equivalent.
    • Medical Assistant Certification Preferred
    • Medical Assistant or Patient Care Tech training with knowledge of medical terminology, registration, coding, experience with customer service, and medical office responsibilities required.
    • BLS certification is required. Additional Information: First established in 1901, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed quaternary care, teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care for the region. Staffed with more than 800 physicians, 3200 employees, and 150 volunteers, our hospital is ready to provide you and your family with the quality care you need. At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, we are committed to quality and excellence in patient care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and to provide you with an environment that is conducive to healing and promotes patient safety. The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity. RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey and the state s second largest private employer with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children s Specialized Hospital). We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including: Medical/Dental/Vision plans 401 (k) Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off Short & Long Term Disability Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsRWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunsw, Newark , Medical Assistant / Department of Pediatrics, Other , Newark, New Jersey

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