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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Medical Assistant - Radiation Oncology in Mission Viejo, California

We are looking for a Medical Assistant for the Radiation Oncology Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Department Manager and Registered Nurse, the Medical Assistant will have both front and back office duties. The Department Manager will supervise front office responsibilities including authorization requests and referrals and the Registered Nurse will supervise clinic responsibilities including charting patient history and vitals. A Medical Assistant is expected to perform in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares patient chart: Obtains medical records and prepare patient’s chart prior to patient visit; distribute appropriate paperwork; checks for completion of forms. Update patient chart as needed.

  • Clinic visit process: Escort patient to exam room; take accurate vital signs; chart vitals; prepare exam room and patient appropriately for visit; begin doctor orders, assist with procedures, clean, and restock exam room. Order and track diagnostic imaging studies or laboratory test and obtain results. Ensure medication list is accurate.

  • Responsible for patient check-out process: Review the encounter form for accuracy; complete all referral paperwork (confirm current insurance, accurate address and phone number, diagnosis ICD-10, etc.); assist with new and follow-up patient appointments. Provide the patient with appropriate instructions, within the scope of practice.

  • General clinic duties: Answer telephone; file and scan paperwork; document in the electronic medical records; sorts and distributes faxes; begin instrument decontamination after procedures. Assists in filling out patient letters for leaves of absence. Maintain stock of clinic forms and supplies.

  • Front desk process: Answers phone; schedules appointment or procedures and assist with other Front Office duties.

  • Other duties: Complete additional assigned task/responsibilities in a timely manner; provides coverage for Front Office/Back Office staff as needed.

Skills:

  • Ability to read, write, speak.

  • Ability to interact with patients, co-workers, and healthcare providers in a courteous, service-oriented manner.

  • Demonstrates an attitude of cooperation and flexibility when responding to varying and unpredictable situations.

  • Basic computer skills; Microsoft Office.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish.

  • Advanced computer skills.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completion of a Medical Assistant Program

  • Current BLS Certification.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 1 year experience as a Medical Assistant in a community clinic setting.

Licenses/Certifications: Medical Assistant Certificate.

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange County.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.

Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.

Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

Category: Medical Assistant

Req ID: R344307

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