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Albany Medical Center Medical Assistant (Per Diem) in Albany, New York

Department/Unit:

Practice Nursing Operations

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Medical Assistant - Per Diem

The Medical Assistant (MA) performs assigned tasks of direct and indirect care in the ambulatory setting to meet the care needs of patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP).

The Medical Assistant participates as a member of the health care team and accepts appropriate delegation from the RN, LPN or LIP in meeting needs of the patient/family. The Medical Assistant performs assigned tasks in accordance with the patient care plan, policies and procedures of the organization and principles of patient-centered care.

The Medical Assistant carries out designated activities that are within those functions limited by NYS law to unlicensed health care personnel.

Job Description

  • Documents information into patient record in an accurate and timely manner

  • Obtains prior authorizations from insurance companies

  • Generates medical renewals under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider

  • Assists LPN’s with obtaining information for pump/sensor/meter approvals

  • Assists in clinical coverage as needed

  • Adheres to AMC’s regulatory compliance issues

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED is required

  • Medical Assistant Certification from an accredited program is required, CMA or CCMA

  • Medical office experience preferred but not required

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work within a team as well as individually

Salary Range: $18.00/hr - $23.79/hr

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)

Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.

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