Medical Assistant I
Working directly with the physician, as the liaison between the patient and the physicians for establishing and maintaining quality patient care. Utilizes clinical teamwork to oversee the interdisciplinary plan of care; assesses the patient as appropriate and facilitates its delivery to patients, evaluates the process and outcome of clinical services in the practice.
- Triages clinical phone calls and coordinates follow-up with the doctor.
- Placing patients in exam room and conducting full in-take: vital signs, weight, 02 saturation, medication reconciliation, etc.
- Entering prescription requests into the electronic medical record for provider approval
- Making follow-up phone calls to patients to provide test results (labs/ radiology, etc.)
- Prior authorizations
- Assisting physician with the completion of forms
May administer non-reconstituted aerosolized medications via nebulizer
- Administers IM vaccines
- Perform EKGs
- Clear, accurate documentation in patient’s medical record
- Trained and currently certified in basic CPR
- Other duties as assigned.
- High school graduate or equivalent required.
- Graduate of accredited Medical Assistance Program
- Previous medical office experience preferred
- Knowledge of electronic medical records (eCW is a plus)
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.