Bariatric Patient Care Assistant (Certified Medical Assistant)- RHPN

Open Date 9/1/2017
Division Tower Health Medical Group

The Bariatric Patient Assistant is responsible for managing the pre-procedural, pre-operative, procedural and

post-procedural process for respective departmental patients. Helps to develop and conduct the information

sessions with surgeons, guides the patient through the insurance requirements and clinical testing needing to

obtain approval for surgery as applicable to the department, interfaces with the insurance companies by

submitting the request for approval for surgery and documents and updates requirements for each insurance

provider. Incumbents must have excellent communication skills; have strong attention to detail and

documentation and strong interpersonal skills. The Bariatric Patient Assistant Administers and performs triage

and direct care to assigned patients under the direction and supervision of the RN/Nurse Manager or

designee. This includes functions such as height/weight and vital signs, updating medical records, as well as

assisting the clinicians with exams as requested. Also, ensures a smooth flow of patients through the office by

providing efficient basic care to patients. Performs routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the office

running smoothly. Also performs secretarial support for the office, assist the front desk operations in

performing general clerical tasks, such as checking patients in and out, filing, copying, answering the phone,

and related duties as requested by the Practice Manager or designee

Position Requirements

Graduate of a medical assistant program and current registration as a medical assistant.

Previous experience working as a medical assistant. Medical office or insurance office experience required.

Previous experience in assisting healthcare provider with patient care, preferably in outpatient setting.

Must present and act in a presentable and professional manner. Ability to multitask and work well under pressure. Strong patient

satisfaction, teamwork and positive attitude.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Special Notes Monday - Friday hours range from 7:15 - 8:30pm (Monthly rotating schedule) Saturdays as needed
About the Organization Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.
Hours Bi-Weekly 80

Reading Shift Day