DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARYAssists in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES* Performs selected clinical and administrative duties.* Prepares patients for examination and treatment.* Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments. Utilizes knowledge of sterile technique and infection control procedures requires to clean and disinfect rooms and equipment, sterilizes instruments as needed.* Prepares and maintains inventory supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.* Assists provider in preparing for minor surgeries or physicals.* Assists with scheduling of tests, treatments and referrals.* Screens telephone calls for referral to nurse or provider or referral specialist as indicated.* May order and maintain clinical and office supplies and equipment.* Maintains patient files, record and other information in a professional manner following policy and procedures regarding documentation.* Complies and condenses technical and statistical data for reports and records.* Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.* Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.* Follows the CHRISTUS Physician Group guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).* Maintains strict confidentiality.* Uses oral and written communication skills to effectively convey ideas in a clear, positive manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission.* Maintains established CHRISTUS Physician Group policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.* Implements job responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission and Code of Ethics and supportive of CHRISTUS Physician Group’s cultural diversity objectives.* Supports and adheres to CPG Service Guarantee.* Performs other related work as requiredRequirementsPOSITION QUALIFICATIONSA. Education/SkillsHigh school graduation or GED. Graduate from an Accredited Program for Medical Assistants. (Has a diploma from an accredited school preferred). B. Experience* Previous private office experience preferred. * Current CPR certification. * Knowledge of ICD9, CPT and HCPCS coding and managed care contracts is desirable.