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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology. The primary location is at the Center for Advanced Medicine with coverage at West County and South County when needed.
Position functions as Medical Assistant Float to physicians in the Allergy & Immunology Division in the Department of Medicine. The primary responsibilities include allergy injection administration, skin & drug testing, drug desensitization and antigen preparation. Other duties include pharmacy refills, scheduling, medication prior authorizations, patient phone calls, and other clinical assistance as assigned. Provides everyday service excellence and adheres to both our Core and Behavioral Standards at all times.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinic: Follows all protocol and procedures outlined by the Allergy Division for skin and drug testing and desensitization, and administering allergy injections.
Documents and enters accurate information and discrete data into the electronic medical record in a timely manner.
Charges for injections, skin testing, desensitization in the electronic medical record in a timely manner.
Antigen vial preparation.
Routes phone messages, patient questions, and telephone communications to appropriate individuals and acts as a general liaison between the doctors and nurses, and patient by calling patients with test results, answering questions, and assisting physicians and nurses with return calls as directed.
Directs patient flow, assists with special procedures, obtains specimens, instructs/educates patients as directed by physician team, completes documentation and patient requisition for lab tests and diagnostic exams; schedule patients for tests and other diagnostic procedures.
Assists physician team in preparation for office hours, work up electronic charts, prepares rooms, and monitors the physicians’ schedules.
Works as a team with all team members. Assists other team members when possible.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Complies with OSHA, State and Federal regulatory sources/standards.
Participates in quality improvement activities and cross training programs according to established standards and practices, to ensure appropriate clinical outcomes.
Maintains required skills and competencies and participates in educational programs, staff meetings and in-services.
Monitors supply inventory, assuring adequate supplies, linen and equipment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification; a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant with a minimum of 3 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
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: 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).
One year or more of supervisory or team leader experience; 3 years or more of Medical Assistant experience; graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program is highly preferred; electronic medical record experience
Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients, families, significant others, and support staff; must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and telephone skills, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of medical terminology, and experience/knowledge working with electronic medical records
The hiring range for this position is $15.85 - $19.43 per hour.
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.
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.
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