The Nephrology, Bone & Mineral Clinic, located at UK Good Samaritan Professional Arts Center (PAC) seeks an experienced medical assistant (MA) to join our clinic. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work closely beside the physician and clinic team as well as work independently with strengths lying in clinic prep, providing accurate details to patients to ensure labs have been drawn and resulted prior to provider visit. This position may also collaborate closely with the Patient Service Coordinator Team and providers to ensure labs are ordered and scheduled appropriately.
The MA will be responsible for direct patient care and provides clinical support to providers. Duties include but not limited to the following: obtain patient medical history information, expedite patient flow, room patients, stocking clinic with supplies, navigate electronic health record system, schedule and follow-up with appointments and assist with medication fill requests, prior authorizations and schedule tests, procedures and consults. The MA will communicate with pharmacies, insurance companies, patients and physicians in a respectful manner and follow UK HealthCare behavioral expectations for service excellence.
The ability to communicate with compassion and professionalism with patients and their families, partner agencies, providers and team members is essential. Strong ability to determine workflow and processes to meet practice standards and to use computer systems (Epic) required to effectively execute these processes is critical. We are looking for someone who is the perfect addition to this wonderful team.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.