Medical Assistant

Clinton Twp, Michigan  | Medical Assistant


Position at Henry Ford | GoHealth Urgent Care

▪ Graduate of a Medical Assistant Program preferred
▪ 1+ years of Medical Assistant experience under a licensed healthcare supervisor within the last 3 years preferred
▪ CPOE must be obtained within 2 weeks of hire if Medical Assistant Certification is not obtained upon hire required
▪ High school diploma or equivalent required
Work Experience
▪ Medical Assistant experience preferred for Graduate of a Medical Assistant Program
▪ 2+ years of Medical Assistant experience within the last 3 years under a licensed healthcare supervisor in lieu of a Medical Assistant program preferred
▪ Knowledge of medical terminology strongly preferred
Required Licenses/Certifications
One of the following certifications is required (or must obtain within 15 months of hire):
▪ ARMA- American Registry of Medical Assistants
▪ CCMA- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (verified through NHA, National Healthcareer Association)
▪ CMA- Certified Medical Assistant (verified through AAMA, American Association of Medical Assistant)
▪ RMA- Registered Medical Assistant (verified through AMT, American Medical Technologists or AAH, American Allied Health)
▪ NCMA- National Certified Medical Assistant (verified through NCCT, National Center for Competency Testing)
▪ NRCMA – Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (verified through the National Association for Health Professionals)
Or the following certifications are excepted at the time of hire:
▪ Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing or LPN or RN
▪ EMT – Emergency Medical Technician (verified through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians)
▪ CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
▪ Basic Life Support (BLS) required or must be obtained within 12 months of hire
▪ Computerize Provider Order Entry (CPOE) certification for order entry is required within two weeks of start date and must be kept active in lieu of MA certification within the first 15 months of hire.
*MA in WA: must hold: 1) Certified MA (AAMA, NCCT, CMA, RMA) and WA certificate. (* Requires application with WA as "Certified MA"), OR 2) Registered MA (* Requires application with WA as "Registered MA)
*MA in CA: must hold: 1) Graduate of MA school needed + Certified OR, 2) MA must receive additional internal training either by graduating from MA school or receive training under Physician, NP, PA, etc.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
▪ Knowledge of medical office management systems and procedures
▪ Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
▪ Social perceptiveness and service-oriented
▪ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
▪ Strong organizational and planning skills
▪ Proficiency in MS Office and patient management software
Core Competencies:
▪ Collaboration: Takes ownership for collectively establishing productive partnerships and relationships and seek to gain joint understanding of priorities and objectives so that the greater good of the organization and those we serve is always at the forefront.
▪ Innovation: Consistently uses good judgment, applying creativity to overcome obstacles and increasing effectiveness and efficiency though process and other forms of innovation.
▪ Diversity and Inclusion: Fosters diversity and inclusion, to be able to better understand team members, our customers and partners. Engages the strengths and talents of each GoHealth team member, creating an environment of involvement, respect and connection where the richness of ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are harnessed.
▪ Integrity: Models and practices the highest ethical and professional standards; demonstrates pride and personal interest in our patients, partners and fellow team members, deeply engaging in the business. Makes decisions, with a focus on doing the right thing; treats team members, our customers, partners and vendors with dignity, consideration, open-mindedness and respect.
▪ Accountability: Always shows initiative, demonstrates a bias to action and gets things done. Actively accepts responsibility for diverse roles, obligations and actions that positively influence patient and customer outcomes, our partnerships and the healthcare needs of our communities.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred
▪ None
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Essential functions are those tasks, duties and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the job’s purpose and objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the performance of the job. They are the major functions for which the person in the job is held accountable. Following are the essential functions of the job.
▪ Conduct patient registration, which includes securing required paperwork and insurance documentation, and verification of insurance and patient eligibility.
▪ Process co-pays and schedule patient appointments for assigned center.
▪ Coordinate provider referrals to assigned Specialist.
▪ Answer patient questions regarding their care and keep them informed of their status.
▪ Inform technical staff of patient flow.
▪ Prepare patients for examination, which includes conducting interviews to verify patient information, record medical history; confirm purpose of visit;
▪ Perform preliminary physical test (blood pressure, weight, temperature, etc.) for vital signs and escalate critical cases to provider as needed.
▪ Conduct point of care testing as needed (i.e., flu, strep, urinalysis, ECG, HCG); and provide patient information to provider.
▪ Responsible for stocking supplies and maintenance of exam rooms, front desk, and reception area; ensure providers have medical supplies needed.
▪ Responsible for completing order sheets to maintain supply inventory levels; regularly check expiration dates on supplies.
▪ Responsible for maintenance of medical records and scanning charts to patient files.
▪ Answer phone calls, collect and sort daily incoming and outgoing postal correspondence
▪ Ensure reception is well maintained
▪ Conduct courtesy call-backs for patient follow-up.
▪ Perform opening and closing duties, which includes cashing out, end-of-day communication, and securing the building.
▪ Follow operating instructions to perform and document daily controls and calibration of equipment; maintain Quality Assurance/Quality Control logs for equipment troubleshoot breakdowns, perform preventive maintenance, and submit repair tickets as needed.
▪ Other patient care responsibilities as defined in the Medical Assistant Guideline document.