Provision Center for Proton Therapy – Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant has the training and expertise necessary to provide clinical care and to assist the Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Therapists, and Medical Physicists. All assigned duties and responsibilities are to be executed by the Medical Assistant according to the scope of practice and in accordance with state law and clinical and company policy and procedure.
- Assist and contribute to clinical data collection and documentation in new patient consultations and follow-up visits, weekly treatment visits, and procedure appointments
- Schedule and coordinate clinical appointments and procedures as ordered by physician or extender
- Communicate oncology, diagnostic, and treatment information to patients
- Obtain, review, and take appropriate action on laboratory and diagnostic test results
- Assist with diagnostic exams and procedures
- Measure and document patient vital statistics
- Administer medications as ordered by physician or physician extender
- Clean and disinfect medical instruments
- Attend clinical cancer meetings and tumor conferences
- Audit, document, and order clinic medications and supplies
- Obtain required insurance pre-certifications/authorizations, referrals and approvals as required by payors
- Input, review, and reconcile all daily and weekly patient charges
- Answer and document all internal and external patient communication (i.e. phone messages, portal communication)
- Sort, scan and file patient internal and external reports, consultations, histories into Oncology Information Management System
Education and Skills:
- Associates Degree or Technical Diploma in Medical Assisting
- Certified as a Medical Assistant
- Basic Life Support certification
- Oncology Clinical Experience, preferred
- Proficient PC-based computer software skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift is required
- Exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment is expected.
- Must be able to exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently
- Must be able to exert up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, (including the human body)
- Must be able to safely support the full weight of a patient when necessary.
- Hearing must be adequate to perform job duties in person and over the telephone. Able to use stethoscope and respond to verbal questions.
- Visual acuity must be adequate to perform job duties, including visual examination of patient and reading information from printed sources and computer screens