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Medical Assistant

University of Toledo Physicians Toledo, OH

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: University of Toledo Physicians' mission is to improve the human condition through excellence in patient care and medical discovery. Representing more than 200 physicians, UT Physicians are leaders in clinical care, research and education of the future physicians, providing care in a wide range of medical specialties from the most complex diagnoses and treatments to primary care for the entire family. The primary site of inpatient care services is at the University of Toledo Medical Center, but many of our physicians’ practice at hospitals and medical offices throughout the region. University of Toledo Physicians offers competitive pay and benefits including: 403B, Pension, health and tuition waiver at UT. Responsible for assisting physicians with patient care, clerical, environmental and organizational tasks. Responsible for appointment scheduling and chart management. Provides information to patients so they may fully utilize and benefit from clinic services. Conveys a positive image of the clinic. Medical Assistants working for University of Toledo Physicians clinics provide routine clerical tasks under the supervision of a physician. Physicians may delegate to Medical Assistants in the UTP Clinics certain clinical tasks as describe in this policy. To define the scope of duties and responsibilities that may be performed by Medical Assistants in the UTP Clinics, and to ensure safe, and quality patient care. Physicians may delegate the administration of drugs to a Medical Assistant in accordance with Section 4731.053 of the Ohio Revised Code, as follows:The physician delegating the administration must provide on-site supervision. The physical presence of the physician is required in the same clinic. On-site supervision does not require that the physician be present in the room.The physician will evaluate whether delegation is appropriate according to the acuity of the patient.Medical Assistants administering drugs must be trained and demonstrate competency in performingthe administration in accordance with Policy No. 08-06, Medical Assistant Drug AdministrationCompetency Assessment (UTMC/UTP Clinics).Physicians may not delegate the administration of anesthesia, controlled substances, and drugsAdministered intravenously. The Medical/Clinical Manager/ Director in each clinic will determine the drugs that may be administered by a medical assistant, upon delegation by physician. The list of drugs approved for administration by a Medical Assistant will be maintained and reviewed periodically by the medical staff of each clinic. Insulin may only be administered by a Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) and may not be delegated to a Medical Assistant. Delegation of Clinical Task: Physicians may delegate a clinical task to a Medical Assistant if the task: 1. Can be performed without requiring the exercise of judgment based on medical knowledge; 2. The results of such task are reasonably predictable; 3. Can safely be performed according to exact, unchanging directions; 4. Can be performed without a need for complex observation or critical decisions; 5. Can be performed without medical assessment; and 6. If performed improperly would not present life-threatening consequences or the danger of immediate and serious harm to the patient. Examples of clinical tasks that may be delegated to a Medical Assistant include, but are not limited to: transcribing and transmitting physicians' orders, obtaining patient history and vital signs, collecting and processing specimens, performing simple diagnostic tests, and assisting with examinations, procedures treatments, other diagnostic testing such as nuclear stress test. Procedures which constitute the practice of medicine, or which state law specifically and unambiguously permits only licensed professionals to perform may not be delegated to a Medical Assistant. Assists lab coordinator with blood draws when necessary. Medical Assistant may not assess patient or delegate a medical task or communicate a physician's verbal order to a licensed professional except for prescriptions communicated to a pharmacist. Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned which may include: checking schedules and organizing patient flow, accompanying patients to exam/procedure room, preparing patients for exam, etc. collecting patient history, performing screening per provider guild lines, assisting physicians with various procedures, charting, relaying instructions to physicians and/or patients/families, answering calls and providing pertinent information. Assist physicians with EMR messages, refills and mail daily. Assists Clinical Coordinator with any other assigned duties. Maintains voicemail on phones and contacts local hospitals for any inpatient consults or testing that needs to be read. Communicates physician recommendations to patients. Assist with any ordering when necessary. Assist with blood pressure monitoring during stress testing if needed. Creating new patients charts and getting records. Retrieving automatic device downloads. Scheduling pacemaker clinics. Precertification’s and Authorizations for procedures done in the office. Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned which may include: sending/receiving patient medical records, obtaining lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Completing forms/requisitions as needed, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance coverage and patient demographics, managing charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately. Fulfills environmental responsibilities as assigned which may include, setting up instruments and equipment according to department protocol. Cleaning exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Ordering and/or storing supplies, restocking exam/procedure rooms. Fulfills organizational responsibilities as assigned which includes, respecting/promoting patient rights, responding appropriately to emergencies, sharing problems relating to patients and/or staff with immediate supervisors quickly. Performs other duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: High School diploma. Certified M.A. Diploma from an accredited Medical Assisting program. CPR Certification. Maintains any other certification as required by the medical community. Skills: A high degree of professionalism and strong work ethic, coupled with a sense of responsibility and integrity required. Strong leadership skills.Excellent judgment and discretion required in handling highly sensitive, privileged and confidential information in a respectful manner.High proficiency in project management, attention to detail, prioritization of work and organizational skills required. Strong writing and editing skills.Ability to organize, set priorities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines; ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.Ability to work under minimal supervision, tight time constraints, and periodic high-volume circumstances.Willingness and ability to take direction from various sources required.Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office -- strong Excel, Power Point and Word skills and experience required. Understanding and familiarity with web-based content management systems and applications.Must be flexible and available outside of normal business hours. Years of Experience: Minimum of one-year experience in a medical practice with physician billing and ICD10 and CPT coding. One-year work experience preferably in a cardiology setting. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work with physicians, patients, and employees at all levels. Must have the capacity to relate to people in a manner to win confidence and establish support. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: High School Diploma; Certified Medical AssistantYears of Experience: 3+ years applicable experienceLicense and/or Certification: Medical Assistant and BLS WORKING CONDITIONSWorks in a professional office environment with possible high stress levels. Occasional after-hours and weekend engagement required. Work requires travel within and to UTP and UTMC locations, and UT campuses. Primarily inside in well-lighted, well-ventilated areas The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, height, weight, familial or marital status, or genetics. Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace

University of Toledo Physicians


Toledo, OH
43623 USA



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