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Henry Ford Health System Medical Assistant/Scheduling Coordinator - General Surgery - Full Time/Days - Jackson, MI in Jackson, Michigan

General Summary:

The Medical Assistant performs administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of the practice leadership team. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, registering patients, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Scheduling duties include scheduleing surgeries, post-op appointments, surgical clearances, pre-admission testing, procedures, diagnostic testing, and referrals. In addition this person will obtain insurance authorizations and provide patient education. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, assisting with procedures, dressing changes, and administering medication as directed by physician/physician extender.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Those without formal Medical Assistant class-room training, but who have 3 or more years experience as a Medical Assistant will be considered a qualified applicant.

Understanding of medical terminology and pharmacology is required.

Must have working knowledge of computer/technology used in medical practice environment such as Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Record and patient scheduling applications. Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinic staff. Ability to problem-solve.

Excellent customer service skills.

No previous record of patient abuse.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:

Active Medical Assistant (MA) certification, LPN license in the State of Michigan, RN license in State of Michigan, or valid RT(R) credentials.

MA certification should be from the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA), American Medical Technologists (RMA), National Health Career Associations Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), and National Center for Competency Testing National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.

BLS certification within three (3) months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate's degree strongly preferred.

Minimum of 2 years experience working in a medical office setting is preferred for Specialty practices.

Training in EKG, POCT and Phlebotomy (may be required for specific practices and area needs) Active BLS certification.

Epic experience.

Minimum of two years of scheduling experience, Epic experience.

Knowledge of CPT, ICD9, ICD10 codes

Overview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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