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Medical Assistant

Location: Tempe
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description/Summary Salary: $17.85/hourThe Medical Assistant supports the Neil Riordan Center at Sonoran University of Health Sciences by contributing to a warm, welcome, and healing environment, for patients treated within our facility. Essential duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares patient for exam and treatment by taking and recording vital signs, symptoms and other necessary measurements and recording chief complaint, documents pain scores as appropriate.
  • Assists providers with exams and in-office procedures: taking patient's blood pressure, documenting respiration, and heart rate/pulse, taking temperature, as well as performing phlebotomies, and ear irrigation. Always uses universal blood and body fluid precautions and personal protective equipment as needed. Responsible for prioritization of patient flow through clinical process.
  • Is responsible for prior authorizations, prescriptions, insurance eligibility and scheduling of patients for the Neil Riordan Center. Acts as a resource to providers to provide optimal patient care.
  • Provides administrative support with patient notifications and documentation to include but not limited to medical records, labs, imaging, and any previous care pertaining to each patient visit. Provides complete and accurate information necessary for billing related to the patient encounter.
  • Maintains a clean, organized environment including cleaning and sanitization of equipment, exam rooms and storage areas. Disinfects equipment and instruments using appropriate products following manufacturer's recommendations and OSHA guidelines in handling of hazardous substances. Performs basic maintenance of equipment and coordinates needed maintenance for prompt repairs.
  • Assists Clinic Manager with supply inventory and stocks patient care areas. Assists with supply and medication ordering and tasks related to all supplies and medications (e.g. expired medications/supplies and recalls).
  • Develops and maintains effective communication with all customers. Demonstrates customer service excellence and adheres to our core values.
  • Fills in as needed to support the Neil Riordan Center front and back office and is dedicated to a well-rounded patient care approach
  • Collects payment from patients and issues receipt
  • This position will complete all necessary onboarding mandatories, as assignedExperience:Experience with office medical procedures and treatments and knowledge of insurance, EMR and scheduling software preferred.Education:Minimum Education/Certifications High School Diploma or GEDActive Medical Assistant Certification Approved CPR or BLS certification required within 90 days(Or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities) Working Environment Medical Office/Medical treatment center environmentRequires strong computer skills. Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion. Background/Screening All employees at Sonoran University undergo a background and drug screen prior to hire. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory outcome of all screens required of this position. As we are a medical institution, we require copies of immunization records and/or may require titers or proof of recent inoculations if adequate information is not provided. Sonoran University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.SCNM is a Smoke-Free campus About Sonoran University:Sonoran University of Health Sciences (formerly SCNM) is a non-profit, higher education institution. As an internationally recognized institution of natural health sciences, our evidence-based programs help train the next generation of healthcare providers. Centered on blending academics, research and patient care, students graduate with significant, research and clinical experience that positions them for successful careers as naturopathic doctors or nutrition specialists. Sonoran University's Sage Foundation for Health contributes to the missions and operations of nine off-site clinics focused on providing naturopathic medical care to local uninsured and underserved communities. The Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research is a state-of-the-art molecular biology/phytochemistry laboratory that seeks to improve therapies for global health concerns by exploring traditional medicine at the cellular, molecular and cultural level to create novel botanical solutions that support people, plants and planet.The University campus is home to two open-to-the-public clinics. The Medical Center provides naturopathic healthcare for a wide range of patients including but not limited to; family medicine, nutrition and digestive health, mental health and well-being, dermatologic conditions, endocrine and auto-immune concerns, and acute symptoms. The Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine focuses on non-opioid solutions to pain and pain management. Treatments range from cupping and acupuncture to regenerative injection therapies. The Medicinary is the largest natural medicinary in Arizona offering an expansive collection of the highest quality, professional grade supplements, herbs, and health products. Every purchase made at the Medicinary helps support the Sage Foundation for Health and its mission to provide free healthcare to those in need. PI216965076

Keywords: SONORAN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, Tempe , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Tempe, Arizona

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