Job Description

Allied Health/ Other Nursing

SMG - North Dartmouth Area

Hawthorn Cardiology

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Job Summary:
The position is a member of the health care team who functions in a dual role, providing administrative as well as clinical support to ensure quality care to patients and the smooth day-to-day operation of the physician practice. Duties will include, but are not limited to, medical assistant duties, answering telephones, making appointments, verifying patient demographic and health insurance information, coordinating billing and referral processes, assembling patient charts, scheduling, data entry and filing.

Medical Assistant Functions:
* Takes vital signs
* Prepares the patient, equipment and instruments
* Chaperones female patients as needed
* Reports significant observations and patient problems to appropriate care givers
* Cleans instruments and equipment, as needed
* Provides and maintains supplies, equipment and linen for clinical areas
Medical Secretary Functions:
* Answers, triages, and routes telephone calls appropriately; takes messages, follows through with each message, ensuring that the appropriate physician/staff member and received the information.  Provides routine information to callers
* Prepares the daily schedules for the office, pulls and prepares the patient charts, ensuring that the proper chart has been selected and the appropriate paperwork has been attached to the chart (i.e., encounter form, etc.)
* Schedules patients' appointments and appropriate testing for patients as directed. Facilitates admissions to hospital
* Verifies information from patients including demographic and health insurance information
* Prepares documents for billing physician encounters; enters data, ensures that referrals are received, etc.
* Provides administrative support for physician. Prepares correspondence, forms and other documents are requested. Enters information into the computer system. Transcribes dictation of a highly confidential nature
* Organizes and updates files, charts, and records
* Responsible for stocking of supplies and assists in ordering supplies


* Education from approved medical assistant program or equivalent
* 1 to 3 years of experience as a Medical Assistant
* The ability to perform medical secretary duties
* Experience with electronic medical record strongly preferred (Athena a plus)
* Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook
* Some travel required within the market


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