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Administrative Assistant - Providence Surgical Associates in Columbia, SC at Providence Health

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

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Job Description

Providence Health

Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standing full-service hospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinical expertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providence became part of the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changed its name to Providence Health to better represent the full complement of its services. Driven by quality, compassion, and Christ, Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.
Providence Surgical Associates are looking for a skilled Administrative Assistant to join their team.
The talented surgeons of Providence Surgical Associates provide a full spectrum of services to meet diverse surgical needs within a single practice. Their patient-centered care focuses on compassion, respect, support, comfort, and clear identification of the patient's desired results and the procedure's expected outcome.
Affiliated with the nationally-recognized top-tier surgery program of the Providence Health system, Providence Surgical Associates provides a variety of laparoscopic surgery options, as well, which is a minimally-invasive technique that reduces recovery time and risk.
For more information about the physicians and services provided by Providence Surgical Associates, click here.
Essential Functions:
  • Greets visitors and patients. Determines their needs and directs them accordingly.
  • Answers questions and gives information directly or on the telephone within the limits of their knowledge and medical practice policies.
  • Makes and checks off appointments, giving routine non-medical instructions in preparation for the patient's visit to the practice.
  • Retrieves medical records from files, prepares fee slips and attaches to the medical record for use in conjunction with patient's visit.
  • Retrieves and files medical records, letters, reports and miscellaneous items as requested. Purges medical records monthly.
  • Collect fees, issues receipts and counsels patients concerning their accounts when necessary. Counts and balances money at the end of the day.
  • Prepares hospital lists. Prepares hospital orders for physician.
  • Schedules hospital admission. Schedules surgery. Performs precertification. Secures information from hospitals concerning consultations.
  • Researches files to determine if patient has visited the practice before. Makes up medical records for new patients.
  • Handles refills for prescriptions according to medical practice policy.
  • May be required to perform clinical duties under the supervision of the physician from time to time.

Job Requirements

Minimum Work Experience
Minimum of one year work experience in public contact job, preferably service related. Experience or interest in health care.
Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED required. Completion of a secretarial or Medical Assistant course at the Junior College level is preferred.
Required Skills
Requires basic computer software skills. Requires verbal ability to discuss medical and financial problems with patients. 
Northeast Location
114 Gateway Corporate Blvd., Suite 420
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 365-8650
Fax: (803) 365-8659 
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran