AltaPointe Health Systems Medical Assistant in Mobile, Alabama
Accordia provides a whole body wellness approach to family medical care. We coordinate treatment, medications, referrals, and any other aspect of family care required to help patients maintain wellness. Medical Assistants working here are responsible for reception, assessments, administration of injections, effective communication with the physician and/or CRNP, and calling in prescriptions as directed.
Greets all patients in a professional and welcoming manner
Assists with the completion of the assessment process of patients including but not limited to the following: height/weight, vital signs, and current medications for infoscriber.
Administers injections, observing the Six Rights of medication administration
Communicates effectively with the physician/CRNP regarding the consumer’s physical and mental condition
Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team
Reports laboratory results to the physician/CRNP
Responds to patient phone calls in a timely and appropriate manner
Calls in prescriptions as directed by authorized prescribers
Facilitate PA’s for prescriptions
Updates patient medical records as needed
Assists in arranging hospital admissions and laboratory services
May assist collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
May assist instructing patients about medication and special diets
Authorizes prescription refills as directed
Draws blood as directed
Provides emergency care as needed (CPR, MindSet, etc.), according to the AltaPointe Policy & Procedures
Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
Effectively demonstrates the application of MA competencies
Ensures all releases are obtained and scanned into P.O.S. timely and accurately.
Researches all patients that present with no insurance through Medicaid and Medicare eligibility sites.
Verifies all insurance eligibility and enters accurate information in EHR
Makes copies, faxes documents and performs other related clerical duties as needed.
Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all 5 Star Customer Service Guidelines when dealing with Practice Manager, CRNP/Physician, Team Leader, co-workers and patients
Additional job duties depending on location may be as follows:
Distributes prescriptions from the doctor/CRNP/PA to the consumer.
Assists with the patient assistance pharmacy forms as needed, which includes communicating with the consumer regarding proof of income.
Completes admissions, discharges, and transfers as needed.
Coordinates appropriate services for consumers in crisis.
Distributes Daily DSR reports.
Performs relief for other staff members.
Assists with and works with all organization personnel involved with any aspect of release of protected health information to ensure full coordination and cooperation under the organization’s policies and procedures and legal requirements
There is frequent standing while getting files, paperwork, and handing out medication.
Sitting is frequent by nature and up to 5-10 minutes; however, extended sitting could be up to 1.5 to 3 hours for documentation.
Squatting and/or lunging frequently to stock supplies and retrieve needed material from file cabinets and book shelves.
Fine manipulation for writing, handling paperwork, and dispensing medications to consumers.
Pushing and/or pulling force up to 1-5 pounds force, horizontally, to open file cabinets and place binders on book shelves.
Lifting various ranges from the floor to overhead with weights up to 1-5 pounds frequently.
Any other duties as assigned by supervisor
Nationally Certified Medical Assistant
High School Diploma or GED
Experience in the following preferred:
General knowledge of nursing care
General knowledge of psychiatric disorders
Knowledge of medical terminology
Familiarity of pharmacology
Demonstration of safe medication administration practices including IM injection
Knowledge of crisis intervention
Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record
Knowledge of cultural diversity
Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care Principles
Basic clerical skills
Use of standard office equipment including computers, photocopy and facsimile machines.
Shift/Hours (ex: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30): 8:00-5:00
External Company Name: AltaPointe Health Systems
External Company URL: http://altapointe.org/
Street: 1132 Hillcrest Road