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Medical Assistant - Memory Assessment Center

Location
Westerville, Ohio
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
2 Sep 2022

Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians is seeking a Medical Assistant to join our Memory Assessment Center in Westerville, OH! This position plays a key role in patient care working with our providers in providing the best in patient care.  This role will be part-time working first shift hours Wednesday's and Thursday's with a possible third day added.

The goal of the Memory Assessment Center (MAC) is to identify and diagnose formal cognitive impairment and/or dementia in order to develop a longitudinal care plan that optimizes the patient's medical care; provides education for the patient & caregiver(s) on the disease process; and helps families identify and acquire local resources to ensure the patient's safety, functionality, and emotional well-being. 

The goal of this program is to favorably impact the following metrics:

  • Accurate identification and diagnosis of dementia
  • Inpatient utilization
  • Outside specialist utilization for the neurocognitive diagnosis
  • Early enrollment and proper engagement with COPC's Care Coordination (CC) and Comprehensive Home & Palliative Care (CHPC) Teams

The role of the medical assistant at the Memory Assessment Center (MAC) will be to provide administrative and clinical assistance to the MAC providers.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides ongoing communication to interdisciplinary teammates via the EMR, secure text, etc
  • Works on intake of new referrals to Memory Assessment- Assess new referrals & triage/ schedule provider visits
  • Assist with entering orders for provider (DME, Home Health, Hospice, etc) & follow up to ensure closing referral loop
  • Call patients to review labs, test results, or pass on relevant information
  • Answer phone calls from patient/caregivers
  • Participates in hands-on patient care (~15-20% of time) to support chronic disease management:
    • Facilitate referrals for DME including gathering of paperwork
    • Perform basic med reconciliation, update med lists
  • Administrative tasks- Checking fax inbox, scanning/ indexing documents in patients' medical record, verify patient demographics
  • Increases knowledge of best practices and clinical standards of care and incorporates knowledge into practice
  • Documents in the electronic medical record in accordance with policies and guidelines

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of a Medical Assistant program
  • Basic knowledge of immunizations, medications, and medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records systems preferred.
  • Must have proficient computer skills

 

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • 3 Years experience working with patients, families, and care givers; Experience working with patients with memory concerns
  • Experience using an electronic health record
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Experience working with providers and staff in an outpatient setting
  • Customer Service oriented approach
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Time Management skills
  • Critical and systems thinker
  • Decision making/ problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

 

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Details

  • Job Reference: 702107630-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians,Inc
  • Location: Westerville, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent