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Medical Assistant - EHG - La Jolla, CA

Company: AmSurg
Location: La Jolla
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

AMSURG, the Envision Healthcare solution for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and EHG our Medical Practice division, collaborates with physicians and health systems across the country to provide and promote quality patient care. We are the nationally recognized leader in the strategic and operations management of ASCs and Medical Practices that deliver high quality, high value, same-day surgical services with a superior patient experience. Launched in 1992 as an ASC industry pioneer, AMSURG is currently partnered with nearly 2,000 specialty physicians providing outpatient surgical services in more than 250 facilities in 34 states.


The Medical Assistant is the patient centric and helpful face of Essential Healthcare Group (EHG) Medical Assistant perform clinical functions such as taking history and vital signs, documentation results, coordinating lab and prescription orders, and assisting with minor office procedures. Assures optimal patient flow within the clinical areas and communicates issues with physicians, clinical, administrative staff and management and customer service work in support of the company as a whole.


  • Assists clinical personnel during patient visits.
  • Remains with the patient during the exam.
  • Completes timely and accurate documentation of patient visits.
  • Obtains and documents vital signs and lab work.
  • Collects specimens.
  • Labels and completes lab requisitions, including ICD and CPT coding.
  • Sends specimens to lab per patient's insurance plan.
  • Performs reconciliation of labs and orders and independently follows-up on overdue pending results.
  • Performs all duties within HIPAA regulations.
  • Processes prescriptions and orders as directed by provider.
  • Prepares exam rooms.
  • Stocks rooms and reorders supplies. Ensures supplies are received as ordered; follows up on incomplete or inaccurate orders.
  • Sterilizes instruments in accordance with OSHA requirements.
  • Performs patient education.
  • Retrieves voice mail messages and communicates to appropriate staff. Returns/triages telephone calls if applicable.
  • Communicates, under clinical supervision, medical results to patients.
  • Ensures all outside records are incorporated into chart or EHR.
  • Tracks medical non-compliance and contacts patients as needed.
  • Completes requests for medical records.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Reads and abides by the company's code of conduct, ethics statements, employee handbook(s), policies and procedures and other corporate mandates, including participation in mandatory training programs
  • Reports any real or suspected violation of the corporate compliance program, company policies and procedures, harassment or other prohibited activities in accordance with the reporting policies of the company
  • Obtains clarification of policy whenever necessary and may use the resources available through the Compliance, Human Resources or Legal Department to do so
  • Support and abide by the values of the company KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Understanding of the healthcare industry and its evolving trends
    • Strong customer service orientation, results oriented; resolves problems in a timely manner
    • Excellent communication, collaboration, and organization skills
    • Proficiency with EMR systems and software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
      • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
      • A minimum of (1-2) year(s) of related experience and/or training preferred. COMPUTER SKILLS:

        To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:
        • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
        • Ability to use an electronic health record CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
          • Registered Medical Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant certification or license required
          • RN or LPN
          • CME as required
          • Active CPR certification, BLS or ACLS, if applicable

            Must pass a background check and drug screen.

            We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual's race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other prohibited category set forth in federal or state regulations.

            We are an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: AmSurg, San Diego , Medical Assistant - EHG - La Jolla, CA, Healthcare , La Jolla, California

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