Washington University of St. Louis Bone & Mineral Diseases in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position hours are generally 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases. The position is primarily located at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital but will travel to CAM South County.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

Position functions as a Medical Assistant to physicians in the division; prepares and maintains exam rooms, prepares charts, obtains reports and records and assists with patient flow and smooth running of the clinical office.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Prepares charts, obtains x-rays, prepare exam rooms and monitors physicians schedules.
  2. Assists physicians with examinations.
  3. Routes phone messages, patient questions, and telephone communications to appropriate personnel.
  4. Monitors new and return patient contacts including scheduling of appointments and follow up appointments.
  5. Maintains file system including chart preparation, computer data entry.
  6. Monitor supplies and supply maintenance.
  7. Assists with physician/patient correspondence.
  8. Cleans and stocks exam areas.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; Medical Assistant certification/registration-eligible graduate or be scheduled to graduate from an accredited medical assistant program; substitutions include graduate of an accredited nursing program (such as RN/LPN).

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Must be able to show proof of Medical Assistant registration/certification or complete Medical Assistant registration/certification within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager; Basic Life Support certification.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to being registration/certification eligible, 1 year of related work experience or relevant training in medical field preferred (examples of related medical fields include military medic, emergency medical technicians, Nurse’s Aide, physical therapy and nurse technicians, and certified athletic trainers) is highly preferred; electronic medical record experience preferred.

Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients, families, significant others, and support staff; must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and telephone skills, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of medical terminology, and experience/knowledge working with electronic medical records.

Salary Range

The minimum to midpoint of the salary range is $12.55 to $15.37 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.

Department Summary

The Bone Health Program of Washington University School of Medicine offers a comprehensive approach to evaluating metabolic bone diseases, particularly osteoporosis and Paget’s disease of bone, and to recommending preventive and therapeutic measures.

Benefits

  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • 22 vacation days

  • 8 Paid Holidays

  • Sick Time

  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Spending Plan

  • Other Benefits

Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)

Applicant Special Instructions

Normal clinical environment with exposure to ionizing radiation, bodily fluids, and electrical hazards, may lift, position, push and/or transfer patients at times and have some pressure caused by adherence to patient examination schedules.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Registered Medical Assistant I (West County) - Bone & Mineral Diseases - 37050

Job ID: 37050

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular