Medical Assistant - Family Health Center- Albany- FT
St. Peter's Health Partners

Albany, New York

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

Employment Type:
Full time
Day Shift


MEDICAL ASSISTANT - Albany, full time

If you are looking for a Medical Assistant position in Albany, full-time, this could be your opportunity. Here at St. Peter's Health Partner's, we care for more people in more places. This position will be located at 326 S. Pearl Street Albany.

Position Highlights:

  • Quality of Life: Where career opportunities and quality of life converge
  • Advancement: Strong orientation program, generous tuition allowance and career development
  • Work/Life: Monday - Friday Office Hours

What you will do:

Clinical and Clerical responsibilities in a Physicians Practice, with hands-on clinical responsibilities.

The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting in the preparation, examination and treatment of patients under the direction of the physician. Appropriately and professionally, assist physician and patients during the examination. Assist with front desk duties when necessary.

  • Escorts patient to exam room, takes appropriate vital signs and documents all necessary health information into the electronic medical record.
  • Responds to patients concerns appropriately.
  • Completes referrals and obtains pre-authorizations for diagnostic testing.
  • Follows proper protocol for collection and delivery of specimens.
  • Completes incoming patient forms and ensures forms are scanned into the electronic medical record if applicable.
  • Uses Universal Precautions with all encounters. Knows and follows procedure for handling occurrences involving exposure to blood or other body fluid.
  • Documents all exposure incidents per St Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates policy.
  • Notifies physician regarding patients in need of physician intervention.
  • Ensures that patient exam rooms are stocked and cleaned at all times.
  • Follows office protocol to ensure adequate supplies are ordered and stocked.
  • Performs office testing with appropriate training and within scope of practice.
  • Handles medical waste appropriately.
  • Provides educational materials to patients.
  • Provides patients with electronic copy of medical record.
  • If applicable perform front-end functions to insure achievement of established revenue cycle metrics, consistent with excellence standards and practice workflows:
    • Scheduling and registration
    • Check-in
    • Check-out
    • Charge entry/claims
    • End of day processes
    • General duties including but not limited to:
    • Document processing
    • Scanning
    • Inbox monitoring
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you will need:
  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Completion of Medical Assistant program or
    • minimum 1 year direct health care experience to be eligible for CMA National Certification Exam
    • Exam must be completed within 90 days of hire
  • Basic Computer Competency
  • Commitment to confidentiality and respect
  • Ability to work independently, yet function collaboratively as a team
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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