Careers At UNM Medical Group

Certified Registered Medical Assistant

Department: UNMCC Nursing
Location: Albuquerque, NM

UNM Medical Group, Inc. is hiring for a Medical Assistant to join our Cancer Center. This opportunity is a full-time day shift opening located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sign-On Bonus - $1,000

Summary

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of administrative and clinical Medical Assistant functions in a UNMMG Ambulatory Clinic including but not limited to direct service to patients either by phone or in person by conducting patient registration, verifying demographics, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance benefit/eligibility information, obtaining referral and prior authorizations with insurance carriers, performing patient check in/check out, and collecting co-pays.  Collects patient data and/or medical history and performs routine Medical Assistant functions.

Minimum Job Requirements of a Medical Assistant:

  1. High school diploma or GED
  2.  Medical Assistant Program Graduate Certificate 
  3. Current Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and
  4. Current BLS certification. 

Verification of education and licensure (if applicable) will be required if selected for hire.

*Please attach proof of education and licensure as indicated above*

Duties and Responsibilities of a Medical Assistant:

Administrative Duties:

  1. Performs clinic front desk duties, including but not limited to, answering incoming telephone calls, patient check in/out, coordinating and facilitating patient appointment scheduling through electronic or manual systems.
  2. Performs registration duties which include obtaining, verifying, and updating patient demographics and insurance information into electronic system/health record.
  3. Collects co-pays including upfront payments as well as self-pay down payments; generates patient receipts and refers patients to financial counseling for funding options, if necessary. Conducts daily cash reconciliation of cash collections and receipts following established cash management policies and procedures.
  4. Generates charge document and other billing paperwork at time of patientís clinic visit to ensure proper billing information is obtained and documented. Completes paperwork by provider, written documentation on clinic log, and DX and CPT code selection by provider on charge document and promptly submits to centralized charge entry.

Medical Assistant Duties:

  1. Performs various clinical activities including patient triage/discharge, patient interviewing, phoning in prescriptions and assisting provider in procedural set up and chaperoning.
  2. Conducts initial screening of patient, collects patient data and takes medical histories; enters data into computer, verifies accuracy of data, makes corrections when necessary. Promptly reports abnormal data to appropriate personnel.
  3. Assists with direct patient care procedures and related tasks by taking vital signs, preparing charts, and assisting with medical examinations.
  4. Performs routine specialized non-invasive or invasive treatment procedures, as required by the clinic specialty that may include oximetry, point of care testing, phlebotomy, EKG, or ear irrigation.
  5. May order and maintain stocks of medication and medical supplies as necessary.
  6. May administer approved medications (i.e., IM/SQ/Oral) according to 7 Rights of Medication Administration.
  7. Educates and advises patients on specified medical issues within established parameters.
  8. Assists with patient transfers and admissions when/where needed.
  9. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  10. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
  11. Responsible for knowing when an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) is needed on a Medicare patient and advising front desk staff when applicable.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

About UNM Medical Group, Inc.

UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

About UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center:

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists. They, along with more than 500 other cancer healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, navigators, psychologists and social workers), provided cancer care for nearly 60 percent of the adults and children in New Mexico affected by cancer. They treated 11,249 patients in 84,875 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. These patients came from every county in the State. More than 12 percent of these patients participated in cancer clinical trials testing new cancer treatments and 35 percent of patients participated in other clinical research studies, including tests of novel cancer prevention strategies and cancer genome sequencing. The 130 cancer research scientists affiliated with the UNMCCC were awarded almost $60 million in federal and private grants and contracts for cancer research projects and published 301 high quality publications. Promoting economic development, they filed more than 30 new patents in FY16, and since 2010, have launched 11 new biotechnology start-up companies. Scientists associated with the UNMCCC Cancer Control & Disparities have conducted more than 60 statewide community-based cancer education, prevention, screening, and behavioral intervention studies involving more than 10,000 New Mexicans. Finally, the physicians, scientists and staff have provided education and training experiences to more than 230 high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowship students in cancer research and cancer health care delivery. Learn more at http://cancer.unm.edu.

Benefits:

UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition assistance, generous paid time off plan and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.

Apply to our Medical Assistant opportunity with UNM Medical Group, Inc. and a recruiter will contact you shortly!

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a drug and alcohol free employer.

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