• Medical Assistant (Fayetteville, AR)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/1/2019 1:49 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-58885
    Category
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    NWAC North Street Clinic
    Post End Date
    6/1/2019
  • Overview

    Schedule: Full-Time, Days

    Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas

     

    The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) will assist in the delivery of high quality patient care within the UAMS Northwest North Street Clinic. The RMA will work under the direct supervision of the Clinical Services Manager.  The RMA will perform tasks and duties that will include but not be limited to phlebotomy duties, front desk access coordinator duties, providing direct patient care by checking and recording vital signs, assisting physicians with minor surgeries, injections, lab tests, and other office procedures.  The RMA will directly document information related to a patient’s present illness, update medications, family and social history, diagnostic reports and other pertinent data in the electronic medical record.  The RMA will schedule special procedures and physician consultations with appropriate referral information including prior authorization for commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.  The RMA will maintain good working relationship with patients, physicians and employees.

     

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  

     

    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary offered commensurate with experience.

     

    Responsibilities

    PATIENT PREPARATION

    • Prepare patients for clinic visits through the onboarding and check-in process; work with residents and clinic attendings to maintain efficient, high quality care
    • Prepare patients for check-out; assist in the scheduling of future appointments as needed

    ACCESS COORDINATION

    • Welcome patients to the clinic; collect basic demographics and insurance information
    • Perform front desk duties such as answering the phone, directing patients, and modifying the clinic schedule

    STUDENT & EMPLOYEE HEALTH

    • Complete new employee physicals and paperwork
    • Administer vaccinations as needed
    • Performing annual TB skin tests
    • Coordinate processes related to employee injuries
    • Maintain all necessary documentation and records

     PHLEBOTOMY

    • Perform phlebotomist duties and complete lab draws as required

     EMR DOCUMENTATION/TECHNICAL SKILLS

    • Exhibit competency with technical skills and EMR documentation
    • File documents, scan and email documents, and collect provider signatures as needed

    RESIDENCY EDUCATION

    • Contribute to the education process of residents and medical students

     MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES

    • Perform all other projects and duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • High school/GED plus successful completion of medical assistant training from an accredited program.
    • Certificate and registration card validating RMS credentials. 
    • Must have a working knowledge of computer and knowledge of electronic medical records system preferred.
    • Must be able to communicate patient requests for refills, appointments, questions in a timely fashion via phone or secure text to the residents when they are not in clinic- and work with the clinic nurse to batch and triage these in terms of importance. 

    Preferred: 

    • One year experience in an ambulatory care setting
    • Phlebotomy certification

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

     

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence

     

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    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools

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