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Per Diem Certified Medical Assistant

Company: Sierra Nevada Nephrology
Location: Reno
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

We are seeking a Per Diem Certified Medical Assistant. For this position, you would pick up shifts from a provided schedule and be required to pick up at least 1-2 shifts per month.

The Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the physician's office running smoothly.

List of Essential Job Functions:

  • Deliver compassionate support, attention, and assistance to patients and families
  • Prepare patients charts for appointments by obtaining and entering lab, diagnostic, hospital admission, and circle of care reports
  • Supports clinic flow by promptly and accurately room patients, obtain vitals, review medications, social history to prepare the office note for the provider
  • Represents physicians by screening incoming telephone calls; recording and transmitting messages; scheduling, receiving, and announcing scheduled patients and visitors; screening unscheduled patients and visitors; arranging referrals to other health care providers; scheduling appointments for consultations, x-rays, lab tests, physical therapy, MRI's, CT scans, etc.
  • Supports patient care delivery by helping health care providers during examinations; preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposing of contaminated supplies; sterilizing medical instruments; administering medications on the premises; authorizing drug refills as directed; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies
  • Completes all drug refills, outpatient referrals, and returns phone calls within 24 hours of receipt
  • Cleans and maintains each exam room including bed change, sanitation, restocking supplies and files
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations, including HIPAA and OSHA
  • Serves and protects the physician or health care provider practice by adhering to professional standards, policies, and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Maintains professional community relationships with outside clinics/hospitals and physicians/physician offices
  • Travel to assist other satellite clinics with all of the functions above
  • Additional duties as needed


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Certification as an MA, RMA or LPN required
  • 2 years of experience as a Medical Assistant or similar role preferred
  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented, be able to multitask, and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure and react effectively to emergency situations
  • Excellent documentation, communication, and administrative skills
  • Passionate about healthcare excellence
  • Ability to operate a computer and basic office equipment including a multi-line telephone
  • Knowledge and appropriate use of medical terminology, CPT & ICD10 codes
  • Knowledge of medical billing software(s) with a preference to, Centricity
  • Excellent phone etiquette, written and verbal communication skills, bilingual is a plus
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, co-workers, supervisors, and managers
  • Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with providers, patients, co-workers, supervisors, and managers

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Nephrology, Reno , Per Diem Certified Medical Assistant, Other , Reno, Nevada

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