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Medical Office Assistant Cardiac Center SCH

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States
Date Posted: Sep 14, 2019

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Job Description

Status: Full Time Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings Shift: 1:

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No FTE: 1.000000: Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Summary:

The medical office assistant provides assistance to providers in preparing for patient examinations and clinical procedures. Preparation for patient exams and clinical procedures include acquiring the patient's weight, blood pressure, heart rate and EKG to give to the provider for their review. The Medical Office Assistant will also be responsible for providing all support functions to include scheduling, registration/receptionist services for the Cardiology Clinic.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Associate's Degree as a Medical Assistant, or completed an equivalent training program required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. required
  • Credential as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) preferred

EXPERIENCE
  • One (1) year secretarial/receptionist experience in a hospital, primary care clinic or physician's office required. If there are no applicants with one year of experience, the Hospital will then consider applicants who possess working knowledge of medical terminology, basic patient care and medical office practice and procedures acquired through a school program required.
  • Two (2) year of experience in a medical office setting as a Medical Office Assistant preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Answer telephones
  • Compile statistics
  • Compose letters/memorandums
  • Establish filing systems
  • Input data into computer programs
  • Maintain filing systems
  • Maintain logs
  • Proofread documents
  • Research information
  • Schedule appointments
  • Knowledge of basic patient care and medical office practice and procedures.
  • Schedules appointments
  • Input data into computer programs
  • Maintain patient charts
  • Computer equipment
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Fax
  • Performs EKGs for provider to interpret
  • Obtain, communicate and record Vitals (Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Weight) in EMR
  • Personal computer
  • Photocopier

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
  • May be exposed to toxic chemicals (i.e. photocopier)
  • Subject to many interruptions, varying and unpredictable situations
  • Increased pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements
  • Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations, absent replacement on short notice
  • May perform emergency care
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
  • Flexibility in scheduled working hours/days to meet needs of department
  • Days and hours may change to meet the needs of the position




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