Health Care Assistant

East Lansing
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

Front office and clinical Health Care Assistant to: greet patients, answer phone, create patient cases; register patients, schedule appointments, work referral buckets; coordinate diagnostic tests, obtain authorization; prepare examination room, record patient history, take chief complaint, obtain vital signs, perform and assist with procedures as necessary.

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 vital signs; experience with electronic health 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 a front desk setting; experience in a clinical setting; ability to multi-task and cross cover positions; team player; strong background with health insurance and authorization requirements; knowledge and experience working in an orthopedic clinic setting.

Required Application Materials

Current Medical Assistant Certification

Work Hours

NON-STANDARD ( Typical work hours: Monday- Friday 8:15 am- 5:15 pm; may vary with clinic needs )

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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