Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm; limited evenings and weekends
Job Summary: The Medical Assistant I provides assistance to nurses and nurse practitioners with the basic functions of a medical office. Triages patients. Performs vital signs check and venipuncture.
Additional Department Summary: The Medical Assistant I is responsible for facilitating quality patient care at assigned University Medical Center Clinics. Provides medical/surgical assistance to physicians and nurses and prepares patients for consultations. Provides general clinical assistance as needed; duties include staffing receptionist desk, screening calls, making referrals, verifying insurances, scheduling appointments and follow-up visits. Assists in providing nursing care as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and six (6) months of healthcare work experience.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Final candidates who are not current University of Alabama employees must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer drug screen.
Skills and Knowledge: Ability to perform patient care as directed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or other qualified medical professional. Efficient and accurate computer and data entry skills; excellent communication, public relations, and customer service and telephone etiquette skills. Willingness to learn and consistently deliver patient-centered, high-quality customer service. Ability to maintain strict confidentially of protected health information and follow HIPAA regulations at all times. Punctual and reliable.
Preferred Qualifications: Certified to perform Medical Assistant duties in the State of Alabama. Experience with computers and Electronic Health records systems.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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