Health Care Assistant

Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The successful candidate will triage patient calls, provide front and back desk medical office support (including recording patient history), take vital signs, and recording chief complaints; will handle a range of clerical support functions, such as: collecting copays; obtaining insurance verification and authorizations; coordinating referrals; scheduling patient appointments; maintaining office equipment; ordering office supplies; maintaining databases and clinic files; scheduling conferences and physician/staff appointments; arranging travel and travel reimbursement; billing and invoicing mailing, copying, and faxing; assisting with office procedures as required; maintaining clinic flow; copying and updating patient charts; completing and verifying forms; maintaining general filing system; monitoring supply inventory; attending monthly support staff meetings; taking meeting minutes; other duties as assigned.

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 performing routine health assessment test; experience in word processing, and database software; a specified medical course such as Nurse Health Aid and Phlebotomy, or Medical Billing and Medical Terminology experience; experience with electronic medical record and patient scheduling systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a certified medical assistant with current certification.  

Desired Qualifications

Working knowledge of EBS, Athena EMR, and business procedures and policies; excellent written and verbal communication skills (doctors’ offices, facilities, and patients) including phone etiquette; intermediate working knowledge of MS Office programs including Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint; knowledge of medical billing practices, including coding using ICD-9; and ability to work as a team player; must have exceptional organizational skills; reliable transportation to travel to various outreach locations and meetings during and outside of clinic hours.


Required Application Materials

Resume and cover letter

Current Certified Medical Assistant Certification

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded for one year from date of hire

Summary of Health Risks

Risks normally associated with work involving direct contact with patients in a health care setting (i.e. exposure to blood and other bodily fluids).

(Bidding Eligibility ends June 20, 2017 at 11:55 PM)

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