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MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT II

at Neighborhood House Association

Pay: $16.55 to $17.83/hour
$16.55-$17.83
Posted: 9/28/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 674C476BF39BEAEEC781A4C156259880

Job Description

Neighborhood House Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans). To read more about this, view the EEO is the Law poster and this EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

ABOUT NHA:
The Neighborhood House Association is a non-profit organization. Head Start positions are funded in whole or in part by money provided through the State and Federal Government. Additionally, some Social Service Program positions may be funded in whole or in part through grant funds. Because positions and salaries may be funded through grants, and State and Federal funds ongoing employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these funds.

BENEFITS:
Eligible employees receive the following benefits:
Vacation 401K Retirement Plan Account (FSA)
Sick Leave Medical Life & Disability Insurance
Two (2) personal days Dental Supplemental Life & Voluntary Products
Four (4) days annual bereavement Flexible Spending Account Social Security
**Medical and dental benefits are provided to regular employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week**

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:
All regular appointees serve a six (6) month introductory period.

CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION STATUS:
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Neighborhood House Association hires only U.S. citizens and others lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

This Job Announcement is not an offer of employment. The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any of the provisions contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Any person who is hired may voluntarily leave their employment upon giving proper notice, and may be terminated by the Agency at any time and for any reason. Any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.

Please note that offers of employment are only valid if they are made by the Human Resources Department

All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteranstatus.






MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT II
Req. No.:RFP-03349
Starting Pay Range:$16.55-$17.83
Status/Hours:FT Non-Exempt
Location:Project Enable Clinic
Dept./Program:Project Enable

Basic Job Assignment:

Under the supervision of the Senior Administrative Assistant-PE, the Medical Office Assistant II performs a wide variety of routine to moderately difficult and lead medical office support functions in billing, benefits, claims utilization and day-to-day management of an outpatient mental health clinic, provides office administrative and basic secretarial support services to managers and clinical staff, and provides backup to other office staff; and performs related duties as assigned.




Employment Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, independent worker who possesses a solid understanding of; standard medical office administration practices and procedures; Knowledge of medical office billing and claims processes; Industry-relevant best practices, organizational skills and technology to efficiently manage the front office of a healthcare service provider; Customer service in a healthcare environment; Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; NHA and program rules, policies and procedures applicable to assigned areas of work; Recordkeeping and filing practices and procedures; Word processing, spreadsheet and other standard business software; Records management practices and procedures; the ability to Cross-train and update client information, insurance verification, billing, verification of payment and claims tracking and reconciliation; Multi-task, pay attention to detail, and prioritize daily work flow, with a focus on results and quality; Operate a computer and standard office equipment using word processing, spreadsheet, database and other standard business software, such as, Microsoft Word, excel, and access. Type accurately at a minimum of 40 wpm; Use electronic health record and billing systems efficiently in updating client demographic and insurance information, scheduling client appointments, and pulling a variety reports required by clinicians and management on an timely basis; Exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility; Organize and maintain office and specialized files; Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing; Understand and follow written and oral instructions; Prepare clear, accurate and concise records and reports; Use flexibility, tact, discretion, and courtesy in dealing with NHA managers, employees, clients, officials, the public and others encountered in the course of the work; Perform high-volume data entry accurately and at a speed to meet established production standards; and has demonstrated experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse, low income or no income clients and unique populations.



Qualifications:
  • Graduation from high school with a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, AND

  • Three (3) years clerical or secretarial experience in a healthcare or medical office environment;

  • Billing and financial training and/or certification highly desirable;

  • Experience and training in Cerner or another EHR System highly desirable; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License. TB test required upon hire and to be maintained every four years.




Example of Major Functions:
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Opens the office upon arriving, checks the lobby, and around the facility to ensure it is in good order and ready for a working day;

  • Welcomes and greets clients and visitors in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries;

  • Optimizes clients’ satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone;

  • Keeps client appointments on schedule by notifying provider of clients’ arrival; reviewing service delivery compared to schedule; reminding provider of service delays;

  • Comforts clients by anticipating clients’ anxieties in a non-clinical fashion; answering questions and maintaining the reception area;

  • Helps clients in distress by responding to emergencies and seeking support from supervisor as appropriate;

  • Prepares new client charts and reviews open charts ensuring administrative quality of records in an efficient and timely manner;

  • Ensures availability of treatment information by filing and retrieving client records

  • Maintains client files and electronic health records by obtaining, recording and updating personal, insurance and financial information and verifying information at each client visit to the clinic;

  • Verifies client insurance and financial eligibility (UMDAP) as required

  • Completes and submits insurance claims; tracks payments and investigates and resolves denied claims promptly;

  • Acts as liaison with the County billing unit and with health plans, assists with resolution of billing and compliance issues and coordination of various managed care requirements;

  • Prepares correspondence between medical providers and their clients;

  • Faxes authorization forms to health plans and tracks approved visits in Excel spreadsheets;

  • Retrieves incoming faxes, logs and disseminates promptly;

  • Assists clinical team with utilization management process, which includes processing referrals, authorizations, and requests for medical records;

  • Provides quality customer service to clients and team members;

  • Operates a variety of standard office equipment; troubleshoots and performs minor maintenance on duplicating equipment and other office machines;

  • Maintains business office inventory and equipment; anticipates needed supplies; places and expedites orders for supplies; verifies receipt of supplies; schedules equipment service and repairs;

  • Protects clients’ rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information;

  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes;

  • Types, formats, edits, revises, proofreads and prints reports, correspondence, memoranda, transmittal sheets, statistical charts, policies, procedures, and other documents;

  • Assists with routine office operational functions such as purchasing and inventory tracking and management;

  • Types purchase requisitions, submits for processing and tracks accordingly;

  • Operates a variety of standard office equipment; troubleshoots and performs minor maintenance on duplicating equipment and other office machines;

  • Assists with personnel administrative activities, such as training and supervising others in the section’s work and procedures;

  • Performs other office support functions as assigned.


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