Physician Partners of America

  • Medical Assistant- Float

    Job Locations US-TX-Frisco
    Job ID
    2019-1991
    Category
    Healthcare & Medical
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Medical Assistant- Float

    Physician Partners of America (PPOA) is an established and growing multidisciplinary integrated healthcare organization. We have multiple locations in both Texas and Florida with our corporate headquarters in Tampa, FL.

    The Medical Assistant greets patients upon entry, performs check in and check out functions, escorts patients to exam room and preps patients to see medical provider (collects vital signs, patient social history, and medication history). The Medical Assistant Float will work at a home based location and travel between clinics in their assigned region as needed.

    Responsibilities

    • Under the supervision of a Physician, Mid-Level Provider, and Practice Manager and/or Lead Medical Assistant:

      • Handles front desk duties; checking patient in and out, verifying insurance for walk-in patients, answering calls
      • Maintains patients’ accounts and records, word processing, and scheduling of patients
      • Takes patient histories and vital signs
      • Prepares patients for examination and/or procedures
      • Assists the physician and mid-level provider with examinations and treatments
      • Performs selected diagnostic tests as directed by the physician
      • Assists physicians and mid-levels during examinations
      • Collects and prepare laboratory specimens, e.g., urine drug screen samples
      • Performs basic laboratory tests such as Accucheck (blood sugar)
      • Sterilizes medical instruments as appropriate
      • Prepares and administers medications as directed by a physician (IM injections)
      • Draws blood
      • Removes sutures
      • Enters data into patient’s electronic record; scans and indexes documents accurately to patient’s electronic medical records
      • Arranges for hospital admissions and laboratory services
      • Keeps clinic cleanly and organized
      • Performs general delivery service for the practice and runs errands as needed
      • Assists patients with ambulation, transfer to and from exam table as appropriate
      • Deposits money as directed by PPOA Policy and Procedures
      • Checks/empties sharps containers throughout clinic
      • Performs required medication prior authorization and diagnostic testing prior authorization
      • BXMO (if applicable)
        • Follows principles of medical ethics for medical assistant
        • Prepare patients for radiological procedures and take X-rays following established procedures for patient care and safety
        • Performs radiological procedures within the BXMO scope
        • Performs x-rays as directed by the provider
        • Gives instructions to patients as instructed by provider

    Qualifications

     

    • Able to travel between clinics in assigned region
    • Reliable transportation
    • High school diploma or GED certificate
    • Strong ethical and moral character references
    • BLS certification
    • Medical Assistant experience (1+ year preferred)
    • EMR experience
    • BXMO State License (if applicable)
    • Minimum of one year pain management experience preferred
    • Nursing (Medical) Assistant certifications preferred
    • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred.
    • Ability to communicate in a professional manner-- able to counsel/teach customers, train co-workers, and positively contribute to marketing/public relations. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients, regulatory agencies, or members of the medical and business community.
    • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office and EHR management

    PPOA celebrates and supports diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. PPOA performs criminal background checks and pre-employment drug screens.

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