This position supports the administrative and operational needs of the department by working closely with executives as well as fellow administrative assistants while representing the department in a professional and welcoming manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
Rescheduling patients from the generated Epic report when provider cancellations occur
Other miscellaneous duties as assigned by practice manager, executive administrative assistant or chairman
Obtaining prior authorizations for medications
Make patient appointments
Sorting and opening mail
Sorting and routing faxes from the fax queue to administrative assistants based on their assigned providers
Scanning documents into Epic via OnBase
Assisting schedulers with appointment queue
You must contact Employee Health Services within 5 days of start date for evaluation as to what exposure risk, if any is related to this position.
High school or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.
Strong knowledge of medical terminology is necessary.
A minimum of 3 years of administrative experience, preferably in a healthcare environment.
Prior experience working with patient records, billing, and scheduling in a clinical setting is needed for this position.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $69,870 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $41,950.
Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $29,960 in May 2020, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.
The median annual wage for registered nurses was $75,330 in May 2020.
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