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Medical Assistant - Virginia Orthopaedics and Spine

Company: Bon Secours
Location: Suffolk
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

With a legacy that spans over 150 years, Bon Secours is a network that is dedicated to providing excellent care through exceptional people. At every level, everyone on our teams have embraced the call to provide compassionate care. Here, you can work with others who share common values, and use your skills to help extend care to all of our communities.Medical Assistant - Virginia Orthopaedics and Spine Specialists$2,000 Sign-on bonus!The Medical Assistant serves in a rigorous apprenticeship program for up to one year and is a multi-skilled clinical professional that provides indirect and/or direct patient care within the scope of practice and in alignment with the standards of excellence and quality. Under the direction of the provider, the Medical Assistant Apprentice contributes to the completion of the patients chief complaint (e.g., respirations, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, height, weight, and temperature), documents patient/family needs, participates in planning and implementing care for patients, and may administers ordered medications (according to state laws and regulations) (e.g., oral, injection, topically, etc.) within the Medical Assisting scope and state guidelines.Essential Job FunctionsUnderstands and adheres to the legal responsibilities and requirements within the Medical Assistant role.Identifies significant changes in patient condition through data collection and reports them to the provider.Troubleshoots issues and escalate problems to provider, direct supervisor, or appropriate internal resource.Demonstrates standards of excellence in care in all interactions, for both internal and external customers.Maintains clinical and administrative skills per the departmental competency guidelines to meet patient care and daily operational needs.Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.Travels to other facilities for BSMH providers or adjusts hours to meet patient care needs as directed by the practice manager as needed.Maintains a safe and supportive environment by keeping the work area, exam rooms, and equipment in clean, orderly, and safe manner, ensuring availability and proper functioning of supplies and equipment.Assists patient and provider with virtual health visits which may include setting up the visit through appropriate platform, pre-charting the virtual visit prior to the scheduled appointment, contacting the patient to ensure preparedness for the virtual visit, troubleshooting virtual visit issues when needed, obtaining chief complaint and health maintenance checks, medication review, and other relevant patient details prior to the actual virtual visit.Documents in electronic medical records (EMR) accurately and appropriately.Manages in basket messages in the electronic health record (EHR) under the Providers verbatim instructions.Performs front desk workflows (i.e., My Chart requests, patient registration, scheduling, phone triage, cash handling, and check-in/check-out).Follows up on orders, appointments, referrals, and follow up visits and collects co-pays as needed.Other duties include, but not limited to, ordering supplies appropriately, tracking referrals, labs, and diagnostic tests, disposing of contaminated supplies, etc.Actively participate in ongoing training per Bon Secours Mercy Health and market recommendations.Licensing/CertificationMedical Assisting certification (required within 9 months from start date): Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assisting), Registered Medical Assistant (American Medical Technologists), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (National Healthcareer Association, or National Certified Medical Assistant, National Center for Competency Testing).If incumbent is unable to obtain MA certification, an Assessment-Based Recognition in Order Entry (ABR-OE) is acceptable, if accepted in the state of employmentBLS Basic Life Support, American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, required prior to independent patient care)EducationHigh School Diploma or GED (required)Enrollment in an approved Medical Assistant program (required within 30 days of employment)Work Experience1 year of healthcare or clerical physician practice experience (preferred)TrainingNoneLanguageNonePatient PopulationAdults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*Intermittent exposure to fumes and odors* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.comby Jobble

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