Medical Assistant Senior
Company: Renown Health
Posted on: September 13, 2019
Under the direction of the facility leader, this position is
responsible for ensuring that the facility is operating
Senior Medical Assistants working in a Medical Home and/or medical
group setting will be an integral part of the patient's care team.
They will work within the healthcare team, working together to
achieve top quality outcomes and delivering optimal patient
centered care. Senior Medical Assistants will be required to room
patients, track and coordinate test results, educate patients, and
assist with closing care gaps. The senior medical assistant will be
a resource and provide education to other medical assistants within
the medical group on multiple topics, including but not limited to
medical assistant workflow, back office processes, and point of
Nature and Scope:
This position is responsible to provide effective leadership in
assisting the manager in the efficient running of the
This position is fluent in all staff level positions and is an
integral part of training, staff development and quality assurance.
The senior position models Renown Health's Mission, Vision and
Values, and adheres to policies and procedures and meets
productivity standards. This position represents a role model for
staff level personnel to emulate.
The Medical Assistant Senior is also responsible for assisting the
provider in back office duties, including but not limited to:
escorting the patient in the waiting room to the examination room
promptly; taking vital signs as per guidelines; maintaining
examination room stock; documenting all patient communications;
preparing lab specimens for processing; completing the necessary
referral forms and obtaining authorizations for referrals and
keeping records of same; scheduling patients for tests; placing and
receiving phone calls in order of importance and filing into
patient charts to become part of the permanent record; and
administering treatments and medications per provider order in
accordance with established policies.
In addition the Medical Assistant Senior is responsible for
ensuring compliance to medical group standards for the delivery and
quality of care within their assigned location(s). Continually
monitors adherence to policies and procedures for all medical
assistants within their medical group. Promotes teamwork
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary
to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial and
safety appropriate to the age of the patient served and meet the
standards of quality as measured by the Medical group.
This position will keep abreast of all standards to assure
compliance with federal, state and local regulatory agencies and
ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulatory agencies
including third party reimbursement requirements.
This position is responsible to assist the manager in daily duties
which include but are not limited to developing daily work
assignments, addressing employee productivity and competency,
quality assurance, etc.
This position is responsible to assist the manager when necessary
when an employee had an unscheduled absence, and has the authority
to find appropriate coverage following departmental budgetary
guidelines and determining whether or not patient volume warrants
replacement coverage. The position may be required to be on call
and/or work nights and weekends.
This position is responsible for developing and maintaining
positive working relationships with other departments, entities,
physicians, and outside agencies.
The incumbent uses professionalism and diplomacy with interacting
with patients of all ages, their families, physicians, office staff
and other healthcare providers in the accurate collecting of
demographic, clinical and financial information in person or via
Decisions, which must be referred to the manager, are matters
involving non-routine problems, which may develop negatively toward
Renown Health. This position has the authority to deal with
immediate employee issues when appropriate. All incidents must be
reported to the manager for final resolution.
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be
construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills
and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and
level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language,
including reading, writing and speaking English. Graduation from
Medical Assistant school preferred.
Requires experience to perform basic math skills. Requires two
years of experience as a medical assistant. One year management
experience in a related role preferred.
Current State of Nevada license for Office Laboratory Assistant or
an application must be submitted within 90 days of employment
(excludes departments 200261, 200282, 530285, 530286 530288,
530317, 530396, 530399, 530410, 530415, 530420, 530425, 530430,
530431, 530435, 530382, 800585 and corp 900). Failure to apply for
and/or receive license within 90 days will result in discharge.
Current AHA BLS/CPR or ability to obtain within 90 days of
employment required. Current Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
certification, Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) or EMT II
certification preferred. Some positions may require DOT and Non-DOT
drug testing certifications. Employee will have 90 days from date
of hire to obtain and maintain certification.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers
skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for
job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies,
complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Medical Assistant Senior, Healthcare , Reno, Nevada
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