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JOBTITLE:                CLINICAL ASSISTANT

DEPARTMENT:       CLINICALOPERATIONS

REPORTSTO:          Director of Clinical Operations   JOBSUMMARY:             The ClinicalAssistant is responsible for assisting nurses in various duties includingtracking of patients, obtaining films, records and reports for scheduledappointments, scheduling patients appointments, and providing otheradministrative support as needed.   The ClinicalAssistant will function as an MA providing patient care according toestablished standards and practices.   POSITIONACCOUNTABILITIES: Commitment to perform all jobresponsibilities in accordance with the philosophy and mission statement ofUSA. Honest, ethical, professional behavior is a condition of employment Organizes work assigned by nurses toensure that it’s handled in a timely, efficient manner with the follow-upcompleted and documented Prepares surgery packets and faxesinformation to various hospitals Contacts patients regarding results,and schedules follow-up visits as needed Must have the ability to work in ateam oriented environment Tracks patients on computer systemsand calendars for return visits, assists in scheduling tests, and if needed,calls patients prior to appointments to remind patients of these. If necessary,assists patient in scheduling these and ensures that proper referral isobtained from insurance if required Data entry for Order-Facilitator; EMR;Vitera; Access to area hospital medical records. Obtains various reports (path, labs,etc.) on patients; after collection of data, faxes and sends reports to otheroffices as needed. May contact patients with results as directed and schedulesfollow-up visits as needed. Contacts nurse/physicians with any reports having‘panic levels’ noted. Performs phone triage and appointmentscheduling as needed. Contacts patients who missed anappointment and reschedules them. If unable to reach by phone, sends writtennotice. When results are involved, brings this case to the nurses’ attention ifunable to reach patient and send certified letter Coordinates patient flow to specifiedprovider by: pulling charts, preparing exam rooms, cleaning and stocking rooms,sterilizing instruments involving semi-critical to critical, donning PPE properly, and gathering and recording all informationnecessary for the patient’s chart prep and preloading. Prepare minor surgery room andsurgical trays for operating procedures. Providing wound care includingremoving stitches, staples and applying dressings; providing instruction topatient on wound care. Assist physician with patient examinationor minor procedures. Obtain patient history, vital signsand enters in EMR. Assists in keeping largevolume/variety of medical records and any paper involving patient needs such asHHC orders, FMLA, disability, etc. Performs all other duties as assigned   PHYSICALREQUIREMENTS: The physicalrequirements listed are representative of those that may be faced by a ClinicalAssistant throughout their scope of employment. To conduct this positionproperly, applicants must be able to complete the following list of physicaltasks. Reasonable accommodation will be available for those individuals withdisabilities, and are not able to complete the following tasks. Sitting,standing, walking for brief periods of time Bending andreaching Light lifting,weights possibly up to 30 pounds     QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalenteducation Contains a working knowledge ofmedical terminology Previous experience in a medicalsetting preferred Excellent written and verbalcommunication abilities Graduate of an accredited MedicalAssistant or Nursing Assistant program-Certification required.   Theabove duties are intended to describe the general nature and level of workperformed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of allresponsibilities, duties, and skills required of an employee so classified.   UniversitySurgical Associates is an at will employer . Your employment  with UniversitySurgical Associates is for an indefinite period of time and it is subject totermination by you or University Surgical Associates with or without cause,with or without notice, and at any time