Coordinates the day-to-day activities of a multi-faceted medical/research and academic practice to ensure a smoothly functioning office and exemplary patient relations. Serves as medical office coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Clinic. Resolves patient problems, third party issues (including insurance) and refers patients to appropriate resources as necessary.
Offers friendly, courteous, and confidential assistance to patients to ensure that the patient has a positive experience while visiting the Johns Hopkins Clinic. Maintains accurate and detailed information on each patient to facilitate a successful patient encounter. Uses automated systems to expedite patient scheduling, pre-registration, and check-in. Works with others in a team environment exhibiting professionalism and exemplary customer service skills.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Collects patient information and assessment data. Obtains and records patient’s vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, O2 Saturation, peak flows, weight and height. Reports assessment findings to practitioner, and records on appropriate documentation forms in a timely manner.
• Confirms written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks.
• Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.
• Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance. Performs quality control for waived testing.
• Recognizes emergency situations, implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines, administers first aid including CPR and maintains emergency equipment and supplies.
• Provides appropriate patient education, health information materials and community resource lists as directed.
• Schedules patients for new and returns appointments, medical examinations, procedures and consultations.
• Provides high level of coordination and communication for international and domestic patients, including scheduling multiple visits within a short time frame.
• Creates processes and systems to ensure high level of service to patients. Proactively seeks to schedule/reschedule patients to efficiently utilize resources (e.g., backfill to cover cancellations or add urgent appointments, etc.).
• Provides exemplary customer service by utilizing service excellence techniques such as scripting, service recovery and rounding to ensure that patient expectations are exceeded during clinic visit. Resolves and/or elevates any patient problems if proactive and timely manner.
• Verifies and enters pre-registration and insurance information into the computer system and prepares daily printed schedules for designated areas. Resolves third party issues.
• Demonstrates understanding and sensitivity to diversity. Considers cultural and linguistic differences that may impact patient experience and makes appropriate accommodations/recommendations to ensure patient expectations are exceeded.
• Prints and mails directions, maps, fee schedules, doctor’s notes, test results, and other Clinic specific information to patients. Sends medical questionnaire forms to patients to obtain missing information.
• Works in coordination with the clinic staff to ensure accuracy, proper organization and advanced preparation of clinic visits.
• Relays information to patients regarding preparation for laboratory tests and examinations.
• Obtains and/or verifies patient's demographic data by phone or in person.
• Confirms appointments by telephone and/or mail. Fills vacancies due to cancellations.
• Assures all patient correspondence is transmitted to correct areas in a timely manner to streamline patient processing.
• Assists patients or family members with the completion of medical insurance forms.
• Informs patients of costs of care being provided, and guides them to appropriate resources for further information or assistance.
• Sends correspondence to referring physicians when patients cancel or now shows, also sends thank you letters for patient referrals.
• Answers phones and provides routine information to callers. Maintains e-mail group for the clinic and distributes correspondence to the appropriate staff member of physician within the clinic.
Other duties assigned by the Manager.
The Medical Assistant (MA) has duties and responsibilities related to patient care in the ambulatory clinic environment. The individual displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of the healthcare team. The MA functions under the direct supervision and authority of the physician when performing clinical tasks during patient care. The MA reports to the clinic manager, who is responsible for administrative supervision, staff development, and orientation of the MA to the area’s policies and procedures. The MA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care. The MA maintains an inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
High School Diploma/GED,
Two (2) years secretarial experience,
Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant training program required,
Current CPR certification required; must maintain certification for duration of employment.
Additional education may be substituted for years of related experience. JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Two years college or equivalent work experience.
Two years medical office experience preferred. Certification as a Medical Assistant (AAMA, RMA, NCCA) strongly preferred. Medical terminology preferred.
Experience in the Johns Hopkins system strongly preferred. Service excellence and service recovery skills and knowledge preferred.
Knowledge of medical insurance coverage preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task a must.
Intermediate typing and computer skills necessary.
High level of interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Classified Title: Medical Office Coordinator/Medical Assis Working Title: Medical Office Coordinator/Medical Assistant Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OD Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $15.26 - $21.00 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm / 40 hrs per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 48-MD:JH at Bethesda Department name: 10003533-SOM Neuro Sur Neurosurgical Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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