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Medical Assistant - Outpatient Clinics

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview: Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.This Position Offers:Highly competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.Job Overview: The Medical Assistant is a medical professional who assists the providers in caring for clinic visit patients and provides assistance with procedural cases. The medical assistant functions as a member of the Aspen Valley Hospital Outpatient Clinic clinical team and collaborates with the team to provide compassionate, efficient care.Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Administrative duties as needed, including: requests for documents from outside providers such as labs, past exams, previous operative reports, previous imaging.
  • Facilitate patient flow and work flow in the clinic. Update the patient, family, and staff, as appropriate, of any delays or changes in the scheduling.
  • Triage patient phone calls and return calls in a timely manner.
  • Review scheduled patients in advance of clinic days. Assist with administrative duties, as needed, including chart preparation of medical records. Acquire patient diagnostic results or referring provider clinical notes prior to the clinic visit date and scan to the patient chart.
  • Record pertinent clinical documentation in the EMR in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Ensure accurate documentation including completion of all required forms, procedural consents, etc. Assure legibility of all hard copy documentation and include signature, date, and time.
  • Schedule surgical cases and procedural cases. Coordinate pertinent details with providers and Day Surgery Department.
  • Assure patient questions and concerns are addressed during the clinic visit or with a follow up phone call. Assure each patient understands the plan of care.
  • Participate as a leader for clinical quality in all departments. Utilize the PDSA approach to process improvement in the organization.
  • Medication Management: Follow through on patient requests for medication refills/renewals - obtain orders as needed and refill prescriptions according to department policy. Provide sample medications, if carried in these specialties, as directed by the providers.
  • Room patients, verify patient identity with name and date of birth, obtain vital signs, medical history, and current medications. Verify chief complaint, identify any additional problems and advise provider.
  • Assist provider with patient care, procedures and treatments. Notify provider of any change in patient condition. Set up for procedures and assist when requested. Complete AVH time-out process for all procedures and assure patient safety.
  • Assist with daily operations of the clinic.
  • Maintain flexibility for reassignment to a variety of Outpatient Clinics as assigned by Director and Clinical Supervisor, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned/requested.Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
    • High school diploma or GED preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Spanish preferred
    • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred
    • 1+ year of clinical experience in a patient care setting is beneficialBenefits & Compensation: Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.Pay range for new hires: $20.12 - $26.11/hrOur comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement, which can be viewed here.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Medical Assistant - Outpatient Clinics, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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