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Children's Hospital Colorado Medical Assistant in Aurora, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Coloradois a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well beingof children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstandinghospitals by U.S. News .and. World Report, Children's Colorado is known bothfor its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research andeducation programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kidsthroughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties,Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Additional InformationDepartment: Adults in Special Care ClinicHours per week: 20, eligible for benefitsShift:Varies12 month assignment, with annual renewal based on program performanceJob OverviewThe Medical Assistant (MA) provides clinical support to patients andassists care providers with clinical and administrative support.This position will support the Special Care Clinic, which providescomprehensive primary care to newborns and young adults with complex medicalneeds.ResponsibilitiesPopulation Specific Carea.) Neonate -b.) Infancy - >30 days to 1yrc.) Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrsd.) Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrse.) School age - >5yrs to 13yrsf.) Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsg.) Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs.Essential FunctionsAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform.Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanyingthem to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes;arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment. Conductsquality checks.Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/orrecording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visitor treatment. Reports areas of concern to next care provider.Supports patient care delivery by assisting health care providers duringexaminations; preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic testing;disposing of contaminated supplies; cleaning or preparing for sterilizationof medical instruments; administering medications per policy andprocedures; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies and other duties withinscoAssists in balancing workloads, coordinates and maintains clinic flow bycoordinating with providers, and monitoring patient flow.Provides phlebotomy.Completes lab test follow up and medical record documentation.Prepares and completes medical record for visit by recording patientinformation, treatment, and test results. Assists with patient"MyChart" enrollment.Participates in the standardized education of patients through writteninstructions and answering questions as directed by provider.Independently initiates referrals and insurance pre-authorizations.Provides general office support including phone and fax management.Serves as the preceptor for new staff, including orientation, education,skill validation, tracking, assessment and monitoring progress.Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, andenforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient careinformation confidential.Adheres to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal,state, and local requirements, and The Joint Commission standards.Other InformationCOMPETENCIESADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes inwork responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes,structure, or culture); adjusting effecti