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Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Medical Assistant- SMOG in Santa Monica, California

As a member of the patient care team, the Medical Assistant is responsible for positive patient relations, proper telephone communication, verification of patient information by interviewing patient and confirming purpose of visit. The Medical Assistant is also responsible to prepare the patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests, taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature, and reporting patient history summary.

This position will also be trained and will be responsible for appointment scheduling, and to perform routine duties associated with the collection and maintenance of current patient demographics and insurance information.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greets patients, take appropriate vital signs, review current medications and record in medical record

  • Coordinates, or serve as liaison, for administrative and clinical (based on scope of practice) support activities including facilities management, patient billing, utilization management, quality management, risk management, human resources, and payroll

  • Coordinates communication between patients, family members, medical staff, administrative staff, insurance plans, and other departments

  • Manages patient care flow and assist with monitoring CS-Link message pools and standard work

  • Monitors their own workflow independently to meet the requirements of their position at a level of expertise that requires minimal supervision

  • Assists with tracking and monitoring department specific data

  • Explains policies, procedures, or services to patients using clinical or administrative knowledge, based on scope of practice

  • Sets up exam room/procedure rooms appropriately based on patient visit needs

  • Cleans/re-processes equipment and supplies based on standard work and department guidelines

  • Addresses patient, physician, and staff concerns and resolve problems accordingly

  • Provides assistance and direct patient inquiries or complaints to appropriate medical staff members and follow up to ensure satisfactory resolution

  • May lead daily huddles and staff meetings and participates in performance improvement activities within the local assigned department

Qualifications - External

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduation from accredited California Medial Assistant school

  • Medical Assistant Certificate from an accredited educational program

  • High School Diploma/GED

License Requirements:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required from the American Heart Association and/or American Red Cross

Experience:

  • 2 years of experience working as a Medical Assistant in an outpatient clinical/medical office setting preferred

  • CS-Link/Epic Healthcare preferred

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduation from accredited California Medial Assistant school

  • Medical Assistant Certificate from an accredited educational program

  • High School Diploma/GED

License Requirements:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required from the American Heart Association and/or American Red Cross

Experience:

  • 2 years of experience working as a Medical Assistant in an outpatient clinical/medical office setting preferred

  • CS-Link/Epic Healthcare preferred

  • Orthopedic experience highly preferred

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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