Health Care Assistant

East Lansing MI
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Front office and clinical health care assistant to greet patients, answer phones, and create patient cases; register patients, schedule appointments, work referral buckets; coordinates diagnostic tests; obtains authorization; prepares examination rooms; records patient history; takes chief complaint; obtains vital signs; performs and assists with procedures.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired through a high school education; six months to one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in a medical office setting with medical terminology; knowledge and experience performing routine health assessment tests and obtaining vital signs; experience with electronic medical record systems and patient scheduling systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a certified medical assistant with current certification, which must be maintained for the duration of employment. 

Desired Qualifications

Experience in front desk setting; experience in clinical setting; ability to multi-task and cross cover positions; team player; strong background with health insurance and authorization requirements; orthopedic background.

Required Application Materials

Certification: Certified Medical Assistant

Work Hours

NON-STANDARD ( 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Monday- Friday; 8:00 am- 12:00 pm Friday )

Summary of Health Risks

Duties associated with this position include exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions; TB risk or work within three feet of patients in a health care setting; wear a respirator.

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