"You can make a difference in the life of an oncology patient and find your career satisfaction by joining our team of healthcare professionals today."
About Oncology Consultants
Oncology Consultants has been a premier adult medical oncology & hematology practice in Houston, TX for over 35 years. Our healthcare team is committed to provide state of the art cancer treatment in a caring environment as we continue to expand our oncology services in the metropolitan region..
About the Position
The role of the Infusion Authorization Medical Assistant is to facilitate the delivery of oncology patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse and / or physician. This is accomplished through direct and indirect patient care activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
New Patient initial therapy
Change in therapy
Receive task from ordering provider
Compile Authorization form and send to auth team
Complete task to OCP for all premed/Oral therapy
Track Progress of all infusion authorizations and report to team any delays
All therapies when Authorization complete
Back-up for Infusion MA for return to clinic appointments
Transport patients via wheel chair as needed
Documentation of care delivered
Assist nursing staff in return of patient messages
Return calls for routine MD follow up / testing appointments
Delegated by Team leader when nurse is out of office
Transcribe messages from voice mail,
Pull charts for messages
Indirect care activities include:
Patient care supply management
Assist with patient-requested paperwork (FMLA, Short Term Disability
Assist with Prescription Refill/Prior Authorization Process
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Direct Patient Care
Clinic Admissions - The MA admits patients to the clinic area as needed. Vital signs are obtained: weight, height, BP, temperature, pulse, respirations. Deviations from norm are reported to the nurse / M.D.
Clinic Discharge - Patients discharged from exam rooms by the M.D. are provided with follow up appointments as ordered. Patients who receive therapy are directed to the treatment area, and /or are provided with an appointment for therapy under the direction of the nurse. Precertification and authorization requests are completed and submitted to the insurance staff in each office. Tests are scheduled for the patient’s return appointment as ordered and prep instructions are provided. Patients are transferred to the billing office with the visit fee ticket for check out. Patients who require transportation from the office are provided with a wheelchair and accompanied from the office by family and / or MA.
2. Research Encounters
Will collaborate with Research in the Authorization and Scheduling of Clinical Trial Patients
3. Clinic Support Services
Housekeeping - The MA will manage the biohazardous waste per practice standards. The MA will identify the scheduled pickup day for all staff, allowing preparation time for packing the boxes. Laboratory and exam room waste will be removed and sealed weekly and prn by the MA.
This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.
Medical Center | Memorial City | Sugar Land | Katy | Willowbrook | Southwest Northwest | West Houston
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