The Day Medical Assistant provides information, services, and assistance to patients in a sleep services setting. This position reports to the Staffing Manager.
Accountabilities / Responsibilities
Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight; reporting patient sleep history summary.
Verifies compliance data for outcomes studies in regards to therapy i.e. PAP therapy.
Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders and questions about sleep testing.
Schedules sleep procedures by scheduling patients or making arrangements with Central Scheduling to schedule procedures for Sleep centers; verifying times with patients; preparing charts and necessary documents.
Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
Serves and protects the sleep practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
High School Diploma
Medical Assistant certification preferred
Minimum 6 months experience as a medical assistant