• Medical Assistant Float

    ID
    2019-24010
    Department
    Medical Group Management
    Work Hours
    Variable shifts
    Position Type
    Per Diem
    Hours Per 2-Week Pay Period
    832 Hours (Per Year)
    Location
    US-NY-Plattsburgh
    Weekend Requirements
    Weekends and holidays as scheduled
  • Overview

    The Medical Assistant Float works under the general supervision of the Director of Practice Operations and clinical supervision of the physician, advanced practice provider or licensed nursing staff to deliver excellent patient care.  Job duties include basic clinical tasks, working with patients and assisting the other members of the healthcare team to ensure efficient and high quality care to the patient.  The Medical Assistant Float performs such duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.

    Special Criteria Details

    Working no more than 832 hours per year.

    Responsibilities

    1. Assist with patient care as needed to support clinical operations of the practice and the population services. Duties to include but not limited to:
    2. Rooming patients.
    • Assist with data collection; to include but not limited to chief complaint, current medication list, family and social history.
    • Measuring vital signs.
    • Performing ECGs.
    • Assists with collection of laboratory specimens – including blood samples.
    1. Maintain education and competency to meet the specialized needs of the population served.
    • Practice specific duties may be performed with additional training and competency.
    1. Assist with non-clinical support of practice operations. Duties may include but are not limited to:
    • Answering phones.
    • Greeting patients.
    • Scheduling appointments.
    • Maintaining patient records and other documents.
    • Charge posting.
    • Assist with prior authorization for testing/treatments.
    • Assist with competing disability forms.
    1. Float as needed within and throughout the physician offices to meet the departmental demands. May involve travel to offsite locations.  May involve training on multiple electronic medical records.
    2. Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    1. High school graduate or GED required.
    2. Ability to read, write and comprehend medical terminology.
    3. Previous experience as a Medical Assistant or Graduate of Allied Health or similar program required.
    4. Knowledge of medical practice management and/or electronic medical records systems required.
    5. Previous experience or education in a clinical support role required.
    6. Willingness to use positive communication skill while performing job duties.
    7. Ability to perform detailed assignments, work under pressure, and relate to patients, providers, as well as other clinical and office staff required.
    8. Basic computer knowledge required.
    9. Willingness to attend and complete CVPH education requirements satisfactorily required.
    10. Ability to work independently, handle interruptions, take direction and prioritize required

    As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

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