The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the premiere private research universities in the world. The central mission of USC is the development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. The principal means by which this mission is accomplished are teaching, research, artistic creation, professional practice and selected forms of public service.
The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy was founded in 1945. Since its inception, USC has been a pioneer of the physical therapy profession and a leader in both physical therapy research and education. Currently ranked as the #1 program in the nation by US News & World Report, the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy continues to be a prestigious center of excellence for the clinical practice, education, and research of physical therapy. With physical therapy becoming one of the fastest growing medical professions, the Division understands how important it is to be on the forefront of innovative knowledge, research, and experience.
The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is seeking a Clinic Assistant/Physical Therapy Aide to enhance the patient experience at the USC Physical Therapy practice at the University Park Campus.Â This individual will support the physical therapist within the clinic by improving efficiencies, perform both non-patient and patient related tasks.Â This is a 1-year, fixed-term position.
Schedule patient appointments, answers general questions, obtains authorizations and pre-authorizations for patient care services.Â Schedules appointments with ancillary departments or other care providers as needed.Â Maintains master calendar for Physical Therapists.
Ensure patient charts are prepared prior to appointment including x-rays and pertinent lab work, make arrangements to obtain any special equipment needed.Â Sets up exam rooms, assists Physical Therapists with exams as needed, monitors patient flow.
Reviews and codes charge slips for patient care services rendered and/or surgeries performed.Â Develops supporting documentation for insurance claims and submits claims to insurance carriers.
Maintains files and records, oversees equipment and office supply inventory.Â Photocopies, collates, faxes, distributes, mails, and performs errands.Â Reads and prioritizes incoming mail.Â Handles or routes as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.Â The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Job Profile SummaryMinimum Education: High school or equivalentMinimum Experience: 1 year, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Certificate of completion from medical assistance program. Medical office management, medical secretarial and medical assisting experience. Phlebotomy and EKG skills required for some positions.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.