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Per Diem Medical Assistant - Mount Sinai Queens

Full/Part Time: Per Diem
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Hospital (Queens)
Department: Q860 - Family Health
Requisition Number: MQ21796

Job Description:

Provides clinical office support to physicians and performs patient care and administrative duties necessary to deliver quality patient care.

Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned which may include: performing venipuncture and/or EKGs, checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room, assisting patients as needed with walking, transferring and dressing, as well as collecting specimens and preparing for exam, etc. Assists physicians with various procedures, takes vital signs, relays instructions to patients and or families; answers calls and provides pertinent information.

Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned which may include: sending and receiving patient medical records; obtaining lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Completing forms and requisitions as needed, managing charts to ensure information is completed and filed appropriately.

Inventories, orders or re-stocks medical supplies as applicable.

Provides set-up of examination room and instruments in accordance with proper sterilization techniques established by hospital and infection control policies.

Maintains logging system as required for refrigeration of medications, point of care testing, sterilization process, crash cart, point of care testing or others as needed.

Checks expiration dates on all medications and medical supplies disposing appropriately as per institution policy.

Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complies with legal regulations.

Complies with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infections body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation and other hazardous substances.

May maintain, adjust and confirm patient office schedule.

May check and verify & update insurance information utilizing internal or web sources.

May perform and verify pre-certification for procedures as necessary.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED.
Certification as a Medical Assistant from an approved school or 1 year of experience working as a medical assistant
Ability to communicate effectively with multicultural and language-deficit patients
Effective interpersonal and communications skills required
Excellent telephone etiquette
Proficient in medical terminology and HIPAA guidelines
Knowledge of electronic medical record or billing systems preferred, but not required.
Must be able to adapt to a growing and changing environment

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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