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CommonSpirit Health Medical Assistant / Medical Office Representative in Oxnard, California

Overview

Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health - one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies, finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care, while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.

Dignity Health Medical Group – Ventura County, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation,is a multi-specialty clinic with seven locations in Ventura County, including Camarillo, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks. Along with our local affiliated Dignity Health hospitals (St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center), we offer an integrated care delivery system that provides high quality, compassionate care in family medicine, internal medicine, infectious disease, OB/GYN, hematology and oncology, neurology, pediatrics, and rheumatology.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Medical Assistant/Medical Office Representative (MA/MOR) position is responsible for knowing his/her professional scope of practice as defined by the California Business and Professional Code and for satisfactorily completing the Dignity Health Medical Foundation orientation period that includes demonstrating skills and behaviors that meet a fully competent level of performance. The MA maintains a clean, organized, and safe environment, and performs patient care services that support the physician/ provider's practice under the clinical supervision of the Physician, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or Licensed Vocational Nurse.

The MOR position is the first point of phone customer service contact. This position will provide excellent customer service through communications and appropriate distribution of phone calls and messages.

Core Duties:

  • Medical Assistant:

  • This includes assisting in prepping patients for examinations or procedures, assisting with procedures, relaying instructions from the physician to a patient or authorized person, and collecting patient data

  • Documenting patient concerns, patient messages, and care provided to the patient in the patient's medical record for the physician's review

  • Administering medications specifically directed by the physician and performing accurate vital sign measurements and documentation.

  • Medical Office Representative:

  • collecting and updating demographics and insurance information, verification of health plan eligibility, taking complete and accurate messages, and scheduling mutually acceptable appointment times utilizing an electronic practice management system

  • May perform other clerical duties as needed and requested to support daily clinic operation goals, bench marks, and quality patient care initiatives per departmental guidelines

This position may have access to third party credit card information and transactional systems (cash registers, point of sale devices, applications supporting credit card transactions, and reports or other documents containing credit card information) from single transactions or a single card at a time.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) required

  • Satisfactory completion of a formal Medical Assistant program pursuant to the Division of Allied Health Professions, or military training that is equivalent to an accredited Medical Assistant program (determination by Dignity Health Medical Foundation HR department in conjunction with the State Division of Allied Health Professions), required

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills required

  • Medical terminology, familiarity with CPT and ICD-10 coding procedures and reference tools, and pharmacology appropriate to the Medical Assistant scope of practice required

  • Keyboarding skills and the ability to utilize computer equipment and software required, as is experience with other types of standard office equipment

  • Current BLS certification required (must be certified through the American Heart Association)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six (6) month's experience in an outpatient setting as a Medical Assistant preferred

  • Six (6) month's experience in an outpatient setting as a Medical Office Receptionist preferred

  • or an equivalent amount of experience in a high-volume customer service role in another industry/environment

  • or 6 months experience as a Phone Receptionist or Health Information Associate within Dignity Health Medical Foundation

  • Familiarity with an electronic practice management system preferred

  • Experience with multi-line phones/ACD phones preferred

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Job ID 2020-147776

Employment Type Full Time

Department Pediatric Clinic

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Dignity Health Medical Group Ventura

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Work Schedule 8 Hour

Location CA-Oxnard

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