• Memorial Health System
  • Marietta, Ohio
  • May 13, 2022
Assistant/Support Counseling

Job Description

MEDICAL ASSISTANT – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OFFICE 807 Farson St, Belpre, OH 45714, USA Req #2252 Thursday, March 24, 2022 Status: Full Time – 80 hours Hours: Varies as scheduled, Monday - Friday   In an environment of continuous quality improvement, the Medical Assistant is responsible for providing clinical and clerical support to Primary Care, Surgical and Specialty physician practices. Along with the providers and other clinical staff, this position also ensures the delivery of quality health care services to the ambulatory patient. Exhibits the MHS Standards of Excellence and exercises strict confidentiality at all times.   Job Requirement: High School Degree or GED required. Completion of an accredited medical assistant program or a minimum of one year of healthcare experience required.  Must meet eligibility requirements to obtain AAMA, RMA, NHA certification or approved equivalent certification within one (1) year of employment required. BLS Certification required. Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills in Microsoft Office applications. Ability to perform clerical tasks, including ability to follow directions. Job Functions: Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to contribute to a medical plan of care and assists with procedures as necessary for the care of the patient through knowledge of clinic policies and procedures. Identifies patient care problem through subjective and objective data collection and communicates them to the provider. Documents patient intake including vital statistics, verification of allergies, past history, updated medication list, and review of system findings as stated by patient or delegate. Performs assigned clinical procedures and treatments as ordered and within the appropriate function of the physician-validated skillset of the medical assistant with appropriate, timely documentation. Assists in patient education as needed. Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of care provided to patients by authenticating all entries in the medical records and maintains office records and logs as directed by the supervisor. Collects specimens and appropriately fills out forms in accordance with department/unit standards. Accurately and thoroughly scribes in real time: patient medical history and physical exam, procedures and treatments, patient education and instructions, test results, and physician diagnoses as directed, adhering to documentation requirements and scribing policies. Performs front office duties as needed, such as receiving and directing phone calls to the appropriate person, performing patient-related scheduling activities for the providers, and handling payments on accounts and medical co-pays. Demonstrates appropriate use of AIDET when registering patients. Enters new patient data and/or verifies patient records are up-to-date, confirms the completeness of the electronic health record (EHR), makes changes as necessary, and completes an accurate registration. Verifies insurance eligibility and benefits on each patient, as necessary. Collects out-of-pocket liabilities from patients upfront and applies and reconciles daily point-of-service cash reports. Refers patient accounts to financial counselors when further explanation/education is needed regarding out-of-pocket liabilities, payment plans, etc. Demonstrate knowledge of commonly prescribed medication, including administration techniques, action dosage and side effects. Reconciles medications in the EMR with each patient encounter. Perform medication order entry in EMR, per policy guidelines. Administer provider ordered medications, per policy guidelines. With an appropriate provider order, submit prescriptions; new and refills, and ensure that all prescriptions are called, written, or sent electronically to the patient’s pharmacy of choice; and document activity in the patient medical record at the time of execution. Maintains compliance in RQI. Assumes all other duties and responsibilities, as necessary. Compensation Details:  Education, experience, and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. Minimum hiring rate for this position is listed below. Benefits Memorial Health System is proud to offer an affordable, comprehensive benefit package to all full time and flex time employees.    Medical Insurance – PPO & HDHP Dental and Vison Insurance Health Saving Account Flexible Spending Account Dependent Care Pension Plan – Defined Contribution 403b Retirement Plan Voluntary Life Insurance Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Vacation Time Sick Time Holiday Pay & Premium Shift Differential Tuition Reimbursement Tuition Repayment Performance & Market Increases Relocation Package, if applicable   This position is patient facing and/or requires close interaction with other employees, or other factors that would compel mandatory vaccinations unless otherwise approved for a medical or religious exemption.   Memorial Health System is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Other details Job Family Clinical Job Function Frontline Employee Pay Type Hourly Min Hiring Rate $14.76 Apply Now


Varies as scheduled, Monday - Friday

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Full Time – 80 hours Hours: Varies as scheduled, Monday - Friday