Covenant Health

Job Title
Med Assistant
ID
3504886
Facility
Thompson Oncology Group
Department Name
PROTON THERAPY SVCS

Overview

Thompson Proton Center Logo

 

 

 

Medical Assistant - Proton Therapy Center 

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift 

 

 

Position Summary:

This position coordinates and performs both clerical and clinical activities and functions of the Medical Oncology Office.

 

If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Sarah Grey || sgrey1@covhlth.com || 865-374-5271                  

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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