Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Position functions as a Medical Assistant in the department, prepares and maintains exam rooms, prepares charts, obtains reports and records; assists with patient flow and ensures the overall smooth running of the clinical office.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Functions as assistant for physician in preparation for office hours, work up charts, obtain X-rays, prepare rooms, and monitors physicians schedule and recommend changes.
Directs patient flow, assists with special procedures, instructs patients with preparations for testing, and completes requisitions.
Routes phone messages, patient questions, and telephone communications with other departments and coordinates meetings with others for assigned physicians.
Acts as a general liaison between doctor and patient calling patients with test results, answering questions, scheduling appointments and assisting physician with return calls.
Schedules surgeries and diagnostic procedures, coordinating schedules with physicians, patient and O.R.� Coordinates physical therapy and any other services, completing necessary paperwork.
Coordinates meetings and lectures for assigned physician.
Assists physicians at various facilities, pre-certifies diagnostic procedures, surgeries and physical therapies, obtaining necessary referral forms.
Completes disability forms, insurance, and workmen’s compensation forms and record requests at the satellite facility when needed.
Monitors supply inventory, assuring adequate supplies, equipment/garments available and comply with regulations.
Cleans and stocks exam areas and sterilizes instruments.
Assists in training of Medical Assistant I.
Other duties as requested.
Medical Assistant school with 2 years of experience in a medical office practice setting preferred.
Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients, and support staff.
Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of body mechanics and orthopedic terminology.
High school diploma or GED; a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant with a minimum of 2 years of related work experience (examples of related fields include military medic, emergency medical technicians, Nurse’s Aide, physical therapy and nurse technicians, and certified athletic trainers); substitutions include:
Medical Assistant certification/registration eligible with successful completion of certification exam within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager
Graduate of an accredited nursing program (such as RN/LPN), or comparable allied health training program with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
Must be able to show proof of Medical Assistant registration/certification or complete Medical Assistant registration/certification within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.� If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.�� To attach these documents, go to:� My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type � Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Gastrointestinal Center Division. The position is located at the Center for Advanced Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
The hiring range for this position is $14.44 - $17.70 per hour.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.