Stanford Health Care Clinical Assistant/Medical Assistant I - Infectious Disease (40007) in Palo Alto, California

Clinical Assistant/Medical Assistant I - Infectious Disease (40007)

  • Category:Allied Health

  • Job Type:Full Time

  • Schedule:Days

  • Facility:Palo Alto

  • Req:40007

Job Description

Job Summary

The Clinical Assistant/ Medical Assistant I functions as a member of the clinic patient care team. The position performs clinical tasks and procedures to support the delivery of care and to promote efficient use of the physician's time as well as performs all clerical duties required to complete patient Check-in/Check-out. The Clinical Assistant/ Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting patients obtain services in a timely manner and assuring efficient utilization of the physician's appointment schedule and in the coordination of patient care.

This position administers and coordinates referrals and service authorization process, rooming duties and performs other clinic front desk activities.

Essential Functions

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient's rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Employee must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.

Patient Care:

Prepares the necessary information (i.e. lab and procedural results), equipment and supplies for exam.

Assists physicians with procedure set-ups, patient procedures and examinations.

Performs patient care, including vital signs, weights, rooming, assisting with procedures, medication administration (vaccinations) and injections and other necessary tests.

Administers medication following approved procedures and only after checking medication and dose with a licensed person.

Processes requests for prescription refills according to established practice.

As required, performs waived testing (urine dipstick, urine pregnancy test, blood glucose testing), perform EKGs, administer immunizations.

Collects and sends specimens to appropriate labs for testing per protocol.

Assists the physician with maintaining preventive health measures for a panel of patients.

Promptly and accurately reports and refers patient's concerns and symptoms, reactions, changes (appropriate to age) to licensed clinic personnel.

Scheduling:

Schedules and edits and maintains patient physician appointments for new and returning patients, using the scheduling system.

Schedule radiology appointments.

Customer Service:

Maintains clean and orderly exam rooms, hallways and work areas.

Effectively responds to inquiries from patients, their relatives and/or referring physicians on services and provides accurate information in a timely fashion.

Provides information, referrals and customer service

Acts as a patient advocate, coordinator and liaison for Stanford Health Care in dealing with the community.

Acts as non-clinical liaison/concierge/navigator for the referred patients in any way the patient needs before, during or after an encounter with a Stanford medical facility.

Clerical Duties:

Informs patient's authorization and collects payment for new and returning patients, using the scheduling system.

Collects patient demographic and insurance data and enters into systems as well as assigns medical record numbers

Assures appropriate verifications and authorizations are complete before patient sees provider

Assists with all messaging from the patient to the physician in a timely manner.

Other:

Coordinates with SHC Special Patient Services

Performs other related and incidental duties as needed or required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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Qualifications

Education and Experience

Education:

Requires a High School Diploma or GED equivalent AND

Medical Assistant Certificate/Diploma from an approved school/institution or equivalent documented training (i.e. military medic, EMT, etc.)

Experience: 0 - 2 years of directly related experience

Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of and ability to use and apply medical terminology in performing his/her duties.

Knowledge of coding and billing regulations.

Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations.

Ability to work independently as well as an integral part of the patient care team.

Ability to follow instructions and standard operating procedures.

Demonstrated familiarity, knowledge and understanding of home health, practice care coordination, clinical care skills.

Ability to demonstrate business communication skills including speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job (including legible penmanship/handwriting, knowledge of grammar and syntax and ability to write clear and concise clinical reports)

Ability to learn and grasp and update clinical knowledge on a regular basis (through HealthStream classes, continuing education and other work related courses and training) to adapt to an ever changing healthcare environment.

Ability to learn and understand population health and disease population concepts and practices; inventory methods and practices; motivation learning; customer relationships service concepts and practices