This is a student intern role. Performs select administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a licensed healthcare professional; administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, patient billing, and coding medical information for insurance purposes; clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and providing medical attention as directed by physician or nursing staff.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides clerical and administrative support, including answering phones, setting schedules and meetings, typing documents, filing, and back-up support for others.
Prepares treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean; cleans and sterilizes equipment, instruments, rooms, etc. and appropriately disposes of contaminated supplies.
Interviews patients via phone or in person to obtain medical information or schedule various activities; creates, updates, and coordinates various medical records and files.
Interacts with patients providing various routine information, such as explaining treatment procedures, medications, diets, or various pre-established instructions to patients.
Collects blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, logs the specimens, and prepares them for testing; may measure patient vital signs, weight, and height.
May perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses.
May show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Some college or medical assistant school training.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems, such as word processing (experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint preferred), managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology.
Abilities with verbal and interpersonal communication skills to communicate with patients and family members of patients.
Healthcare environment experience is desired.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C03.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
The hiring range for this position is $13.80 - $14.97 per hour.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.