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DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
Medical Office Assistant Job in Detroit, MI
**$1,250 Sign on Bonus, with required amount of relevant experience**
Children's Hospital of Michigan
is an international leader in pediatric and adolescent medicine. Surgical services include general, thoracic, reconstructive and cardiovascular. Imaging technology designed specifically for children provides advanced diagnostic services including Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and MRI. The Children's Hospital of Michigan Emergency Department is a verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and dedicated pediatric burn center. Experts in pediatric critical care, rehabilitation, and neonatal and perinatal medicine provide care for thousands of children every year at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Children's Hospital of Michigan - Troy and six ambulatory sites.
Summary / Description
Under general supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, performs the duties of a Medical Assistant and Patient Services Assistant for assigned area. Greets visitors, registers patients, contacts various insurance providers and schedules patients according to established guidelines. Assist physician or physician extender with patient examination by preparing exam room, taking vital signs, assisting during exam, etc.
Greets visitors, answers telephones and directs calls and visitors to appropriate place or person.
Registers patients for outpatient services. Obtains necessary demographic, insurance and related data according to policies and procedures.
Contacts various insurance providers to determine benefit levels and patient co-pays, as needed. Collected and posts payments and prepares daily deposits for monies received.
Pulls and prepares patient charts prior to appointment. Files notes, prescriptions, face sheets and other documentation in medical record. Copies and releases medical record information, as needed.
Assists physician with patient examinations by preparing exam room, helping to move or position patients for procedures, handling instruments, etc.
Takes vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure and weight. Documents patient's reason for visit and vital signs in patient's chart.
May perform any of the following medical procedures: giving non-intravenous injections, venipuncture, performing EKG's, assisting with stress tests, routine x-rays, PFT's, and other related activities.
Obtains referrals and schedules patient's appointments or procedures according to guidelines.
Enters, reviews, researches and corrects computerized records of patient billing information. Provides billing company with companies of all payments and rejections.
Performs various other support duties such as preparing laboratory slips or statistical data, typing various correspondence, training new personnel, etc.
Follows established policies and procedures to meet minimum like safety standards of JCAHO/OSHA. Actively participates in all safety training including but not limited to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and annual safety training.
Analytical ability necessary to handle patient problems, review and verify insurance information, research billing problems and compile data for statistical reports.
Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients, physicians and other personnel.
Some mental/visual strain due to posting of payments, reviewing insurance information, etc.
Technical knowledge of blood pressure techniques.
High school diploma or GED.
Graduation from a school of practical nursing
Completion of one of the following:
Nurse Assistant Program or equivalent training.
Medical Assistant Program, or six months of experience in a doctor's office or related area performing Medical Assistant duties.
Phlebotomy training program. Six months direct patient care experience, preferred.
One year of previous experience performing Medical Assistant or Patient Care Associate duties.
One year of previous experience performing medical office clerical (e.g. insurance verification, authorizations, medical billing, EMR usage) duties in a doctor's office or related area.
Medical Assistant certification preferred.
DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.