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Under the direction of the Manager, the Medical Assistant III/ASR is responsible to ensure appropriate and timely access of care for patients throughout the Northern, Eastern and Metro regions within Baystate Health System. The Medical Assistant III/ASR serves as a partner with Baystate Medical Practices (BMP), physicians and other care providers and their clinical teams to ensure integrated, patient-centered care that ensures timely delivery with appropriate provider access for patient care. The Medical Assistant III/ASR fosters communications and high level service and satisfaction to clients (referring physicians and patients). The Medical Assistant III/ASR will understand patient needs and utilizes his or her clinical and administrative knowledge to make decisions that will enable the most expedient and efficient access to care. The Medical Assistant III/ASR is responsible for utilizing efficient work processes, creating positive experience outcomes that meet physician and patient needs, and foster strong relationships with others that build loyalty of all referring physicians and patients.
1) Responds to physician, BMP community providers needs to ensure appropriate and timely access to care for patients.
2) Provides prompt responses to requests for appointments and consults via telephone, fax and online portals in a professional, sensitive and courteous manner.
3) Engages directly with patients to support timely, appropriate appointment scheduling.
4) Responsible for providing accurate information to ensure correct clinic appointment type and duration has been assigned.
5) Provides accurate documentation following all established processes and protocols. Utilizes Baystate clinical and administrative computer programs to access and provide needed patient and physician information and for communications with medical practices.
6) Proficient in the following applications: CIS, Centricity Business, ORSOS, Compliance Checker, SMS, I privileges and 3M as appropriate.
7) Mastery of MAII/ASR duties.
8) Product line Champion-recognizes potential problem and brings it to Leadership with possible solution.
9) Role model and resource to the entire team. Able to answer questions and/or obtain answers.
10) Exceeds all departmental QA, customer service and productivity standards.
11) Mentor-assigned to train new staff on all protocols and process, in additional will be a role model for customer service.
12) Answers all prescription request calls from patients and pharmacies, by process of protocol.
13) Review the standard protocol and ensure that the patient is up to date on all labs and visits before filling the medication. If patient is not up to date, the MA will order the appropriate labs.
14) Assist patients in investigating delays in script refills to ensure timely receipt of medication
15) Maintain an accuracy rate for call processing for a minimum of one practice.
16) Demonstrates use of quality/process improvement in daily activities
17) Engaged and customer focused.
18) Able to work effectively in a team environemnt.
19) Positively support and adapt to change and enhancements as needed.
20) Maintain strict standard of confidentiality.
Required Work Experience:
1) Prior experience in a physician office, or customer service setting
2) Graduate of an accredited MA program or equivalent training with demonstrated competencies of MA III (evaluated by hiring manager) and minimum of 5 years' experience in a medical office
Preferred Work Experience:
1) None Listed
Skills and Competencies:
1) Keyboard skills and ability to type 25 wpm
2) Speak, read and write English clearly and concisely using correct grammar and vocabulary
3) Successfully completed a medical terminology course or will successfully complete approved course within one year of hire
4) Comfortable working with physicians/medical professionals, with the goal of meeting their needs
5) Solid communications skills in English, Spanish in some settings as needed (both written and verbal)
6) Positive, upbeat personality with a positive outlook
7) Orientation focused on service excellence
8) Ability to use phone, computer and related technology
9) Ability to communicate in writing and orally in a professional manner reflecting the Baystate Operating Principles
10) Demonstrated ability to develop, maintain effective working relationships with internal and external clients in a professional and positive manner
11) Ability to actively listen and engage in communications to ensure understanding of requests/needs of clients
12) Ability and willingness to learn new processes, software or other tools as needed to ensure efficiency and effectiveness
GED or HiSET (Required)
Basic Life Support - American Heart Association, Certified Medical Assistant - Various
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