Washington, DC, United States
This position has first-line responsibility for assisting the Department of Medicine Physician with various aspects of electronic medical record documentation. Enhances the ability of the physician to efficiently process paperwork associated with the office visit and any needed follow up. This individual will work closely with the physician and clinical staff to ensure that he/she is recording accurate medical information.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
• Must be able to document written, typed and/or computer medical information in to the electronic medical record system.
• Must be able to transcribe the spoken word into words, symbols and terms which reflects the medical assessment of the clinical practitioners.
• Must be able to distinguish between the different forms of medical results and physical findings and appropriately document them.
• Must be able to assist the attending physician with routine office visit activities.
• Must be able to effectively communicate with clinical and non-clinical personnel.
• Proficient in data entry via a computer.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree in one of the Basic Sciences, English, Computer Science and/or a combination of education and training that will allow the individual to be successful. Must be knowledgeable of medical terminology thru experience and/or attending and passing of a medical terminology class/course.
One to three years of relevant experience in healthcare preferred.
Supervision received from the Director of Clinical Operations
Typical Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequent mobility and/or sitting required for extended periods of time. Requires manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard, calculator, copier machine, and other equipment.
Typical Mental Demands:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people at various levels within and outside the MFA. Must have the ability to transcribe the English language within a specified period of time, and input data into the computer.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works in a typical office setting.