The University of Kansas Health System

  • Clinic Nursing Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant - Cardiology Clinic (Full-time; days)

    Department Debakey Heart Clinic
    Shift Days - Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    Position Location
  • Position Summary

    Assists physician with patient care, takes vital signs, completes registration process, collects patient identification and demographics, answer phones, schedules appointments and maintains fax queue.


    Essential Functions:

    • Collects patient identification and demographics, HIPAA forms, insurance information, collects co-pay.
    • Documents indicated signs/symptoms and consent for treatment.
    • Completes and maintains registration process.
    • Schedules appointments, tests and procedures.
    • Maintains current knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes.
    • Documents vital signs, patient response to intervention/therapy and test results.
    • Maintains fax queue.
    • Sends patient communication regarding appointments/tests/procedures.
    • Receives/distributes mail, answers phones, screens and directs caller’s retrieves records from storage; and maintains reception/waiting area.
    • Prepares, maintains and files/scans records.

    HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:


    Primary – required (routine) to do the job;
    Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and
    None – no approved access



    Description of Information



    Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion



    Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates



    Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical



    Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes




    Education/Experience: Successful completion of an accredited certified medical assistant training program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), National Healthcare Association (NHA) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES); knowledge of general medical assistant functions.


    Certificates and Licenses: Current certified medical assistant certification by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment.


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