Medical Office Assistant

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Department: Radiation Oncology
Employer: Research Foundation
Payroll Title: Medical Office Assistant, N03
Bargaining Unit: N/A
Salary: commensurate with qualifications
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Administrative, Secretarial & Clerical

Job Summary: Provide support to front desk staff with covering phones, filing and other tasks that may be required; Assist with new patient registration process and completing necessary forms; Schedule appointments for initial visit, on-treatment visits, follow up, special procedures, diagnostic studies and provide patient with necessary information; Telephone triage and respond to calls about changes in patient status, appointments, tests and requests for medication refills; answer phones, screen and route calls as necessary; Coordinate CT/SIM planning appointments and other radiology tests to include scheduling, insurance authorization, obtain results, and order copies of images; Assist with obtaining insurance authorizations for radiation treatment procedures; Assist physician with examinations, diagnostic procedures and treatments when appropriate; Interview new patients including medical history and recent history related to diagnosis; provide patient written and verbal teaching and information about diagnosis, radiation therapy, side effects and other pertinent information as directed by medical staff; Direct patients to exam rooms for scheduled appointments; Assist patients with ambulatory difficulties and other special needs; Assist physician and nurse in the preparation of examination and procedure areas; Assists nurse and physicians in patient examinations; Record vital patient data (temperature, blood pressure, weight); Processes medical orders as per policy and document in medical record; Provides patient with any necessary preparation information for exam, test or diagnostic study; Input and retrieve patient information in Epic as necessary. The Medical Assistant exemplifies the Upstate mission. Vision and values and acts in accordance with Upstate policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of an approved Medical Assistant/Medical Office Assistant program or one year directly related experience, current CPR certification, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of medical practice and medical terminology; previous clerical and computer experience and experience in an outpatient medical practice preferred.

Work Days:

Monday-Friday (days)

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability or other protected classes under State and Federal law.

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