Medical Assistant

Job Number 59519
Posted 1/2/2019
Account Northern Light Acadia Hospital
Department Pediatric Inpatient
Location |ME| Acadia Hospital, ME 04402
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 8-4:30
Job Details POSITION SUMMARY: To be successful, the individual in this position must: Possess skills that enable him or her to provide day to day clinical support to Inpatient LIPs and nursing staff at the direction of the attending physician. The Medical Assistant performs administrative and patient care duties that assist with the evaluation and treatment of the patient. This position will also serve as a liaison between patient, families and practitioners.

Duties and Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

Completion of daily progress notes and other documentation as directed by Physician.
•Assist Physician with flow management to ensure all paperwork/patient interviews are completed on schedule and in a timely manner
•Research Duties:
oInputting Acuity data in the database
oInputting ASEBA data in the database during admissions
•Submit billing for LIP services.
•Assess need for and completion of Prior Authorizations in consultation with the LIP
•Collect data needed for completion of Medication Reconciliation at direction of LIP.
•Collect data needed for daily encounters, which may include collecting lab results, obtaining vital signs or performing an EKG for the purposes of medication management.
•Complete Depart Tool documentation at direction of LIP.
•Liaise with Nursing staff and other clinical team members.
•Liaise with Pharmacy regarding patient medications.
•Liaise with identified patient supports; obtain collateral information and provide treatment plan updates as directed by LIP.
•Provide Clinical Associates with clinical information needed for appropriate referrals and support as needed.
•Maintain patient confidentiality with patients and fellow employees.
•Obtain clinical information from external sources including Health Info Net, Maine Prescription Monitoring Program and outside providers as requested by the LIP.
•Communicating issues on the unit with the LIP when they are not on the unit.
•Maintain continuity when the LIP is out and there is another LIP covering.
•Assist with LIP groups as requested.
•Performs all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program. Must successfully complete Certification Exam within 6 months of hire. If a medical assistant program was not attended, five years' experience as a medical assistant with either AMT, RMA, NCMA, or CCMA certification is required

•Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community.
•Maintains Joint Commission, Federal and State regulatory requirements.
•Complies with all organizational policies regarding EMHS's Code of Conduct and ethical business practices.
•Attend all mandatory safety related education programs.
•Follow safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others.
•Carry assigned keys and wears hospital ID and Versus badge at all times.
•Refrain from the abuse of chemicals.
•Will have up to date training and certification in Basic Life Support.
•Must possess good oral and written communication skills in the English language
•Interacts harmoniously and effectively with others, focusing upon attainment of organizational goals and objectives through a commitment to teamwork.
•Conforms to acceptable attendance, punctuality and dress code standards.
•Complies with safety rules and protocols, as established by the Environment of Care Committee.
•Maintains patient confidentiality with patients and fellow employees.
•Seeks assistance, guidance and direction when unsure of procedure and protocols and performance of duties.
•Demonstrates safe behavior in all aspects of job.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.