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Community Health Network Surgery Scheduler MA - Ortho South in Greenwood, Indiana

Surgery Scheduler MA - Ortho South

Job Ref

2007855

Category

Nursing & Patient Support

Job Family

Medical Assistant

Department

Ortho Speciality Care South

Schedule

Full-time

Facility

Community Physician Network Greenwood

Greenwood

Greenwood, IN 46143

United States

Shift

Day Job

Hours

Monday - Friday 7:45am - 5pm

Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Being part of the Community Health Network is not only about taking care of people; it is about working together toward a common goal – exceptional care, simply delivered.

As a Surgery Scheduler Medical Assistant , you'll schedule all surgeries, communicate effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. You'll also perform the duties of a Medical Assistant.

A Day in the life:

  • Arrange pre-op testing for patients

  • Arrange the physicians schedule around their surgeries

  • Assist other areas of the office as needed

  • Assist with arranging meetings for physicians

  • Assists with patient procedures. Based on the practice needs and specialty, this may include procedures such as suture removal, wart and mole removal, pap smears, colposcopies, minor surgeries, etc. Administers EKGs and Rhythm Strips, injections, immunizations, vision, and hearing tests, measurement of O2 saturations and venipunctures and other specialty related procedures as required by the practice.

  • Complete FMLA paperwork

  • Contacts hospital and outside sources regarding lab results, X-Ray results, and ER reports; phones pharmacies to authorize prescriptions; contacts nursing homes regarding patient orders; contacts patients to relay test result information; returns patients phone calls with the provider's recommendations for their care

  • Pre-certifies hospital admissions and referrals

  • Disinfect exam rooms, procedure room, and laboratory

  • Straightens reception area

  • Escorts patients to exam rooms and checks vita signs as needed

  • Interviews patient to assess needs.

  • Records reason for visit, reconciles current medications with established medication profile, verifies allergies

  • Instructs patients on how to prepare for examination

  • Obtains the necessary authorization prior to surgery

  • Performs lab tests

  • Prepares exam rooms for patients; prepares procedure tray as necessary

  • Schedule all surgeries and offsite diagnostic tests

What you will need:

  • Diploma from ABHES or CAAHEP accredited Medical Assistant training program; or a diploma from a non-accredited Medical Assistant program +1 year of experience; or a high school diploma + 7 years of experience

  • Medical Assistant Certification required within 6 months of hire; Qualifying certifications/registrations: CMA (AAMA), NCMA (NCCT), RMA (AMT), CCMA (NHA), and NRCMA (NAHP)

  • Two or more years experience in surgery scheduling required

  • Medical terminology and understanding and comprehension of insurance / healthcare industry

  • ICD coding and insurance knowledge / experience preferred

  • A commitment to Community Health Network’s PRIIDE values

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly

  • Communication skills necessary to maintain positive relationships with patients, providers, and staff

Additional Information:

If unsure whether your MA program is accredited, please use the following link to ABHES or CAAHEP to verify. http://www.aama-ntl.org/medical-assisting/caahep-abhes-programs

Community Health Network complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Community Health Network does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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