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Certified Medical Assistant Breast Imaging Center Per Diem Days

  • Tenet
  • Palm Springs, CA, United States
  • May 10, 2019

Job Description

Position Overview:

To support the department team by scheduling patients into the program, providing hard copy documentation of follow-up correspondence, and providing a central resource for patients and other health care facilities and departments.

To assist the department specialists (i.e. RNs, Radiation Therapists, etc.) in monitoring patient status and comfort in order to keep the department functioning smoothly.

These services further the vision of Desert Regional Medical Center to create unique environments, where patients, their families, doctors and staff come together to achieve longer and better lives in the fight against cancer.

Department Specific Duties:

May be responsible for some or all of the following duties:

Responds to telephone calls from patients, outside agency personnel, and other departments in the host hospital in a timely fashion with accurate, pertinent, and informative answers.

Maintains patient demographic information in computer [software] to enable scheduling.

Generates and types correspondence, reports, and other documents as necessary, needed, or requested.

Screens and recruits patients for grant-funded services and submits appropriate documentation for reimbursement of services.

Monitors vital signs and intake/output.

Monitors patient comfort.

Cleans, restocks supply carts and discards expired items.

Some clerical duties as needed. Enters charges in SMS, schedules surgeries and obtains authorizations.

Maintains general orderliness at end of patient day.

May disinfect IV pumps/equipment.

Working Relationships:

Cancer Center administrative/clinical/records staff to obtain patient medical charts, signatures, verbal information.

Hospital staff to obtain patient reports and films.

Patients and other telephone callers regarding scheduling appointments, general information, and billing problems.

Outside public and private health care facilities to schedule appointments and provide general information.

Major Challenges:

To stay current on scheduling and notification within time constraints

Managing a heavy and hectic workload

Prioritizing the following tasks:

When to take vital signs

Patient Comfort

Orient patient with room

Maintenance of cart

Stocking of carts

Decision Making Responsibilities:

Schedule/reschedule patients' appointments

Generate and mail return visit letters with scheduled appointment dates to patients

Qualify patients for grant funding

Submission of grant funding reimbursement forms


Position Qualifications:

Complies with regulatory requirements (i.e. TJC) appropriate for position

High School diploma or GED

Medical Office Assistant certificate or Diploma

BLS maintained current at all times

One (1) year training as medical office assistant or equivalent experience

Vital Signs

Universal Precautions

Body Mechanics

Telephone Techniques

Basic Computer Knowledge

Operation of DataScope and EKG

Experience with various computer programs, including data bases, Windows XP

Accurate typing skills

Excellent customer service skills

Self-starter individual with above-average time-management skills

Maturity in judgment; open to change

Ability to use various types of office equipment

General knowledge of rules of confidentiality/release of information

Laboratory and Clinical Technicians

Primary Location:
Palm Springs, California

Desert Regional Medical Center

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