Medical Assistant in Kansas City, MO at ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    1000 Carondelet Drive
    Kansas City, MO
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Medical Assistant needed for a General Surgery Clinic. General Surgery experience preferred.

1. Understands HIPAA and patient confidentiality requirements.
2. Demonstrates proper use of job related equipment and supplies.
3. Demonstrates ability to properly process patients in a timely
4. Able to respond to emergency codes appropriately.
5. Demonstrates ability to complete forms and requisitions, tests
as needed.
6. Knowledgeable of CPT, ICD-9 codes.
7. Maintains an organized work area, monitors for noise levels,
ensures efficient work flow.
8. Possesses excellent communication skills thus ensuring
cooperation from patients, co-workers and other organizations
with whom he/she is in contact.
9. Accomplishes assigned duties accurately, completely,
efficiently and within specified time frames according to
established policies and procedures.
10.Demonstrates knowledge of National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG).


1. Checks schedule and organize patient flow.
2. Accompanies patients to exam/procedure room, assists patients
as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting
specimens, preparing for exam, etc.
3. Collects and documents patient history in patient chart, as
well as pulls Past Medical History forward to current SOAP
(Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) note.
4. Performs screenings per provider guidelines. Obtains weight,
age, TPR, blood pressure, and documents information in patient
5. Assist physicians with various procedures as needed.
6. Charts patient information in an accurate and legible manner.
7. Relays information to patients/families in a friendly manner
and in terms that they can understand.
8. Answers and returns calls in a timely manner and provide
pertinent information.
9. Call in prescriptions, authorizes refills, and documents
information on patient charts.
10. Completes required HCC and HEDIS documentation.
11 Requests, sends, and receives patient medical records.
12 Obtains lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral
information, etc.
13. Completes forms/requisitions in their entirety.
14. Verifies insurance eligibility and obtains authorizations.
15. Manages charts to ensure information is complete and filed
16. Sets up instruments and equipment according to department
17. Cleans exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between
patients to maintain infection control.
18. Cleans sterilizer according scheduled maintenance program and
keep appropriate records.
19. Restocks exam/procedure rooms, checks for expired medications
and supplies and discards as appropriate and per policy.
20. Maintains a clean/tidy and organized work area/station at all
21. Respects and promotes patient rights.
22. Shares problems related to patients and/or staff with
immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
23. Provides any necessary instructions and/or directions in a
polite manner.
24. Assures patients are seen by providers in a timely manner
and/or informed of reason for delays.
25. Maintains problem list in patient medical record.
26. Updates patient medication list and allergies at every
27. Sends all packing slips back to Operations.
28 Maintains JBDev (timecards) accurately with little or no
29. Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient
handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not
limited to 1. Appropriate use of lifting devices and
equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral,
bariatric re-positioning and ambulation 3) Use of lifting
devices to handle patients safely.
30. Responsibly completes all assigned work during scheduled shift
without sacrificing quality of work and performs with no
unscheduled overtime.
31. Coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and
efficiency during the assigned shift. Strives to meet
deadlines and complete necessary. Assists in admitting,
assists other employees, works on on-going projects to use
time to departments best advantage.
32. Strives to adjust personal schedule (staying late, working
weekends, or other shifts) as able and at the request of the
Director in non-predictable situations of real department need
e.g., increase inpatient admissions, to accommodate other
employees paid time off, etc. Responds positively to changes
in the work schedule as necessary.
33. Notifies supervisor when uncertain or unusual situations
present themselves. Never makes impulsive or hasty decisions.
Reports departmental concerns directly to supervisors, does
not initiate nor facilitate gossip.
34. Reports to supervisor any suggestion for positive changes in
admission policies, procedures, or forms.
35. Utilizes the National Patient Safety Goals in the work place
as related to job performance. Demonstrates awareness of a
safe environment for staff, patients, visitors, or any others
on the unit.
36. Completes written documentation of patient complaints or
patient compliments for the hospital.
37. Performs all other duties as requested or required.