Covenant Health

Job Title
Med Assistant
ID
3267513
Facility
Thompson Oncology Group
Department Name
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

Overview

Thompson Oncology Group

 

Medical Assistant, Medical Oncology 

PRN/OCC, Day Shift (Monday - Friday)

Thompson Oncology Group

 

Position Summary: This position coordinates and performs both clerical and clinical activities and functions of the Medical Oncology Office. Must be willing to travel. Rooming patients, chart prep, taking VS, assisting with minor in office procedures, working in a lab doing venipuncture, all duties of a lab (running controls, maintaining daily QC, sending specimens to reference lab). 

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain patient charts to include insurance, registration, correspondence, laboratory and radiology reports, track and request patient records, slides and films; document as necessary in the charts.
  • Schedule and coordinate appointments, scans and tests; confirm appointments; notify appropriate departments, in writing, of daily and weekly patient schedules.
  • Receive all telephone calls coming into the Medical Oncology office; assist patients, physicians and others with patient-related matters; relay diagnostic test results to patients per physician's discretion; conduct follow-up phone calls to patients with problems and "no-shows".
  • Assist physician with procedures such as bone marrow aspirations and biopsies, paracentesis and thoracentesis.
  • Perform BP, TPR and weight on each patient; responsible for alerting physician of abnormalities.
  • Perform medical history on each patient prior to being seen by physician.
  • Prepare monthly statistical data to be reported to Administrator.
  • Maintain medical supplies in each exam room and office supplies in clerical area.
  • Conduct daily billing of patient accounts via the computer system; work with the Business Office to make adjustments as necessary.
  • Monitor patient insurance for hospital admission pre-certification requirements; assist with reimbursement issues as needed.
  • Complete forms required for continuity of care, such as patient insurance, home health and hospice.
  • Precertifies insurance coverage for procedures and treatments ordered by the physician.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed. Attends and serves on professional/civic service organizations as hospital representative.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.  Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

 

Minimum Experience: Four (4) years healthcare experience preferred but not required;

 

Licensure Requirement: LPN license, CNA certification preferred or MA certification preferred. CPR required.

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