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DME Technician/Medical Assistant Full Time
Title:DME Technician/Medical Assistant Full Time
Department:Nursing, medical assisting
Job Locations:Lebanon, TN

Position Goal: To assist with proper maintenance of Durable Medical Equipment supplies, orders and assist as necessary with patient care activities.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Escort patients as necessary from waiting area to cast room for analysis of needs.
  • Stock and maintain work space.
  • Assist with supply/DME ordering, inventory activities, receiving etc...responsible to assist in maintaining appropriate inventory levels at all times.
  • Deliver DME products to area hospitals as needed.
  • Obtaining authorization for custom braces and all DME prescribed for worker's compensation patients.
  • Reviewing DME receipts to ensure billing of items on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for patient care activities such as determining proper DME sizing, and fitting DME items.
  • Work DME hold buckets in workflow dashboard in Athena throughout the day.
  • Ensure DME orders and procedure documentation is complete prior to issuing DME.
  • Familiarity with what the physician requires for a productive clinic.
  • Review and maintain charts to ensure completeness/EMR guidelines w/reviewing clinicals.
  • Escort patient from waiting area to triage area, ranging from those patients with full mobility to limited mobility. Constant monitoring of schedules and patient flow during clinic to ensure maximum efficiency/organization.
  • Review initial vital signs evaluation to include any lab specimens
  • Remove staples, sutures, and assist with minor surgical procedures as needed
  • Assist with placement, removal, and instruction of devices such as splints, immobilizers, braces, and bandages
  • Clean and sterilize equipment using approved techniques
  • Clean and stock exam rooms and change sheets on exam tables after each patient
  • Communicate restrictions and instructions to patients
  • Follow up calls to patients after surgery or other invasive procedure to document their progress
  • Communication with outside facilities for scheduling tests or surgery to include having any necessary orders, pre-cert, or referral information ready
  • Completion of insurance, disability, and FMLA forms in a timely manner
  • Assist in administrative duties as required, to include but not limited to: collection of past due balances when scheduling surgery, check in/check out; scheduling appointments, procedures, and surgeries, pre-cert procedures, insurance verification, data entry, posting charges, and assisting secretaries.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience: MA certification or minimum one (1) year experience required. Demonstrating competencies as described above and has a full understanding of basic medical terminology. Basic knowledge of human anatomy preferred.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.
Special Qualifications: Must be able to work independently and have working knowledge of HIPAA requirements, and hav excellent computer skills. Must maintain BLS certification and have excellent communication skills both oral and written.

The Hughston Clinic, The Hughston Foundation, The Hughston Surgical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, Hughston Medical and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital participate in E-Verify. This company is an equal opportunity employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status. This company is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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