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Queen's Health Systems Physician Practice Assistant- Surgical Oncology Clinic (Full Time, 40, Day) in Honolulu, Hawaii

RESPONSIBILITIES

I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Performs administrative and related patient care functions and activities to support the physician practice as assigned.

  • Performs duties in compliance with regulatory requirements and in accordance to established policies, procedures and regulations.

II. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

A. PERFORMS RELATED PHYSICIAN’S PRACTICE DUTIES:

  • Assists with patient care duties as assigned.

  • May perform venipuncture/phlebotomy and administer intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous medication injections [including vaccinations/immunizations] with competency verification, and under the direct supervision and delegation of a licensed provider via a documented protocol.

  • Communicates pertinent information to patient and family, physicians, staff and Medical Center departments as appropriate.

  • Documents patient’s chart in accordance with procedures and format. May provide scribe functions for the physician at times.

  • May interpret hand written notes from physicians and transcribe it into the medical record as necessary.

  • Assists in maintenance of exam rooms, medical equipment and supplies, medications, linens and forms and orders as necessary.

B. PERFORMS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS:

  • Registers, schedules and checks in patients for appointments.

  • Answers telephones, takes, receives or relays messages.

  • Responsible for processing patient charges and billing. Keeps abreast of health record coding related to clinic services.

  • Completes and types forms, reports, correspondence, vouchers, purchase orders and other documents.

  • Inputs data and compiles reports in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.

  • Opens, date stamps and distributes mail.

  • Maintains accurate files for correspondence, inventory, charges, payments, or other records.

  • Assists in maintenance of office equipment, supplies and orders as necessary.

C. Assists and participates in orientation programs; attends in-service and education programs as assigned.

D. Develops and maintains technical and other job-related competencies.

E. Performs other related duties as assigned.

III. CORE VALUES/PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS:

  • Demonstrates The Queen’s Health Systems core values of Compassion, Aloha, Respect and Excellence.

  • Complies with all organization policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulatory requirements.

IV. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS :

  • Continuous: lifting to ½ pound, seeing, hearing, speaking, grasping, fingering.

  • Frequent to continuous: sitting, standing, walking, bending/stooping below waist level, squatting, twisting, reaching above, at and below shoulders, repetitive arm/hand motion, lifting up to 10 pounds.

  • Occasional: kneeling, crouching, climbing, walking on uneven ground, horizontal lift/carry up to maximum of 50 pounds with assistance, floor to waist up to 35 pounds and pushing/pulling maximum weight of 50 pounds of force.

  • Operates computer and various office and medical equipment.

V. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS :

  • Exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and communicable diseases.

  • Work environment can be fast-paced and hectic.

VI. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:

  • Must meet one (1) of the following:

  • Completion of program/degree in one (1) of the following: Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse; OR

  • Nursing Student having completed a semester of clinical fundamentals and a pharmacology course; OR

  • Six (6) months of direct patient care experience (preferably in a physician practice setting) or six (6) months of administrative medical office experience in any one (1) of the following areas: patient access or admitting, registration, scheduling, insurance verification (preferably in a physician practice setting).

  • Current CPR certification at BLS/HCP level.

B. EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience to demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with computers and automated systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

  • Depending upon area of assignment, experience comparable to a Patient Service Representative in a hospital may be preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet

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