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Medical Assistant

Company: Vein Clinics of America
Location: Skokie
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Medical Assistant assists the Practice Manager and clinical team by performing administrative duties and handling basic clinical tasks to ensure that the operations of the clinic run smoothly and efficiently.

  • Assist physician with gathering patient history and physical exam elements
    • Ensures patients are prepared for their planned procedures including proper education, follow-up plans and post procedure instructions
      • Issue Patient Information, Health History and all other pertinent forms to consults / patients as they sign in. Assist consults / patients with the completion of the forms and verifying its accuracy
      • Draft preliminary reports and letters for the physician through the VPA / EMR system
      • Present reports and letters to physician for revision and final approval
      • Greet patients and escort them to the exam rooms
      • Constantly practice and promote good patient relations
      • Obtain and record patient blood pressures, pulse, respirations, and temperatures, if applicable
      • Fit and measure patients for compression stockings and assist them with putting on stockings after their treatment/appointments
        • Take before and after pictures of patients
        • Assist the RN with the preparation of medications and filling syringes, as permitted by state law
        • Ensure that rooms are stocked accordingly
        • Assist the RN with the ordering of all medical supplies
        • Clean and prepare rooms in compliance with our sanitary policy
        • Assist with room and tray set up for patient procedures
        • Issue patients with pre and post procedure instructions as well as any prescriptions. Ensure compliance and understanding as well as answer any related questions, or inform the nurse or physician of the patient's need for further explanation
          • Prepare and maintain charts for new and existing patients. Verify that all information is correct and up to date
          • Assist with chart prep to make sure patients are in compliance with their treatment protocol
            • Become proficient with VCA's computer hardware and software programs, i e VPA and Outlook
            • Answer the phones, according to VCA policy & procedure
            • Input patient transactions into VPA at the time of service. Update patient information, scan insurance card / picture ID, enter office notes, charges and payment information
            • Verify and update patient's insurance benefits and assist OM in obtaining authorizations
            • Assist the Practice Manager with Accounts Receivable to ensure clinic is within company target – collection at time of service and insurance follow up
            • Become proficient with, and be prepared to assist the Practice Manager in all practice building functions of the clinic to ensure all company targets are met- including inquiry/consult conversion, consult/initial conversion, map conversion, second leg starts and non-convert follow-up
              • In the absence of the Patient Coordinator, become familiar with, and be prepared to, complete and transmit all daily, weekly and monthly financial reports
                • Be prepared to open the clinic at the beginning of the day
                • Constantly practice and promote good patient relations ***Employees may be eligible for benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision as well as paid time off, 401k, and company paid holidays. Eligibility is determined by employment status and hours worked per pay period.

Keywords: Vein Clinics of America, Skokie , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Skokie, Illinois

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