Medical Office Assistant (Front Office) - Family Practice

PeaceHealth

Bellingham, WA 98226

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

**Description**


PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Office Assistant - Family Practice for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $20.80, more depending on experience. This position is Monday- Friday 7:30-4:30pm and works very closely with the Patient Access Reps. This particular position is in charge of managing and maintaining incoming /outgoing Faxes and mail, monitoring and helping with patient electronic scheduling requests, the rescheduling of patients for unexpected provider time off and help to process referrals for patients that have been placed by our providers.


Spotlight on PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center | Bellingham, WA - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI2cjIhg7Bs)


This clinic is near one of Bellingham's newest parks. Caregivers can enjoy a nice lunchtime walk along the beautiful trails. The clinic also has a café in the building!


Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live.?Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting?65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks -?there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives!?


Experience small-city flavor and join our dedicated team! Located 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada, this idyllic city has been rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham!


_PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890._


_PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center_ _is_ _a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group._


**JOB SUMMARY**


In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists providers in the delivery of patient care in the clinic setting. Coordinates patient flow by identifying and prioritizing individual patient needs. Provides outstanding customer service to patients families and co-workers.


**ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS**


+ Directs patients to exam rooms and prepares them for examination and treatment.


+ Prepares chart; cleans and prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.


+ Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization and panel cleanup. Assists with ordering and putting away supplies.


+ May transport specimens.


+ May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments. Sends appointment reminder letters, monitors voicemail and may take non-clinical calls from patients and staff.


+ Completes all necessary documentation, faxing, sorting and printing. May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.


+ Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.


+ Performs other duties as assigned.


**EDUCATION:**


+ High school diploma or equivalent.


+ Completion of an accredited Medical Office Assistant or Medical Assistant program is preferred.


**EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:**


+ One year of medical office or related customer service experience preferred.


**OTHER SKILLS:**


+ Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.


+ Proficiency in the use of computer and office equipment. Familiarity with desktop computing tools, multi-line phone systems and insurance billing preferred.


+ Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks.


+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


+ Demonstrates a caring, respectful and compassionate attitude towards all people.


+ Takes responsibility for personal growth.


+ Takes initiative to meet the challenges within the environment.


+ Oriented toward solutions through collaboration.


**For a full description of the position, or for questions, contact Purneet,** **PRandeo@peacehealth.org**


**Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.**


See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility (https://www.thecaregiver.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/PeaceHealth-Statement-of-Commitment-to-Diversity-and-Inclusion-vFINAL.pdf) .


For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.


REQNUMBER: 29369



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