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Medical Assistant-Certified, Radiation Therapy

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20706

Position Summary

Full-Time
Day Shift

Performs a wide variety of activities including both direct patient care activities for the OP wound clinic, as well as business office functions. All patient care is provided under the direct supervision of the physician and/or mid-level provider.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

  1. Assists healthcare providers with the patient care process in person, and over the telephone. Practices within scope and current standards of care.  Responsible for patient satisfaction. 
  1. Provides direct patient care that includes working with adult patients of all ages suffering from various chronic wound conditions, in person and over the phone, completing tasks involving the use of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation skills, and administration of prescribed medications and treatments. All patient care is provided under the direct supervision of the physician and/or mid-level provider.
  1. Documents according to scope and current standard of care. Accountable for achieving quality standards.
  1. Assists in various aspects of patient flow process including, but not limited to performing front office reception and billing office duties, securing/stocking necessary supplies, preparing exam room and patient for examination, assisting the provider with the exam or procedure, and cleaning/disinfecting exam/treatment area after use, performing various laboratory duties and various dressing changes for chronic wound patients.
  1. Responsible for several tasks related to the paper flow through office. This aspect may include, but is not limited to, working with incoming mail and faxed correspondence, assisting in scanning correspondence and paper medical records and conducting quality assurance.   
  1. Assists with various aspects of diagnostic testing including obtaining and/or preparing specimens, labeling/recording, and communicating results. Performs miscellaneous CLIA-waived testing.
  1. Complies with all clinic policies and procedures including, but not limited to blood borne pathogens, chemical safety, laboratory, administrative, and corporate compliance. Applies the Minimum Necessary Standard when accessing protected health information. 
  1. Assists in the clinic financial performance in ways which may include, depending on setting: careful use of resources including supplies, equipment, and time; assisting in the collection of upfront copays; ensuring that patients present for check-out; noting when contact or insurance information does not appear current or correct; following policy related to bad debt situations. Obtains appropriate insurance referrals and pre-certifications. 
  1. Must learn and stay up-to-date on chronic wound healing protocols, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, (HBOT) various skin substitutes, wound dressings, compression wrap techniques and offloading devices.
  1. Demonstrates support for and participates in accomplishing team goals and objectives.

  2. Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical assisting program required. A minimum of 5 years experience working in the field of medical assisting may be considered in lieu of a medical assisting program.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Valid certification as a medical assistant is required through one of the following:
    • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or
      • Assessment-Based Recognition in Order Entry (ABR-OE) through the AAMA
    • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through American Medical Technologists (AMT) or
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) through National HealthCareer Association (NHA) or
    • Medical Assistant (NCMA) through National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) or
  • Maintains certification as required through AAMA, AMT, NHA or NCCT guidelines.
  • Valid CPR certification required.

Experience:

  • Minimum two years previous clinical experience in an outpatient clinic environment required. Experience in Internal/Family Medicine, Dermatology and/or Podiatry preferred.
  • Prior computer experience required.
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Springfield, IL

Nicholas Rapps

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