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Medical Assistant Front Desk – La Mesa

Post Date: August 3rd, 2018


Medical Assistant Front Desk – La Mesa

We are looking for a Medical Assistant to join our team and support our Doctors and patients in a small private practice setting.  We are looking for an M.A. who will work mainly on the Front Desk as a Medical Receptionist and in administration for the business office.  

Medical Assistant Requirements: 

  • Medical Assistant certificate
  • Strong commitment to patient care and customer service
  • Ability to provide clinical patient care and assist Doctor with procedures performed in the office
  • Good clinical judgement with ability to think independently while supporting Doctors with patient care
  • Knowledge of insurance verifications and co pays for doctor office visits

Medical Assistant Front Desk Receptionist Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones, screen calls, answer questions, take messages and transfer calls
  • Use good clinical judgement to triage phone calls and take accurate messages for Doctors
  • Schedule appointments for office visits
  • Verify insurance coverage and referrals
  • Insurance authorizations for tests and procedures
  • Greet patients and guests arriving at the office
  • Check patients in and out
  • Collect insurance co-pays
  • Schedule follow up visits

Medical Assistant Responsibilities: 

  • Room patients, take and record vital signs, update and note patient medications and reason for visit
  • Assist Doctors with patient office visits and procedures
  • Prepare and stock patient rooms
  • Provide information to patients, train and educate patients regarding office visits, procedures and treatment
  • Prescription refills
  • Other duties may be assigned by Doctor and Office Manager


Our small private practice offers the ability to make a difference in the lives of patients.  In our small team environment will have a variety of duties and responsibilities.   We are willing to provide some training for the front office and administrative duties.   We would like to hire a Medical Assistant for this role who can be back up to our Medical Assistants occasionally and as needed.  This is a small office environment with 1 Doctor, 1 Nurse Practitioner and a team of 6.

Full time permanent position Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 


The rate of pay is approx. $17 hr. to start based on experience.

Benefits include health insurance, paid holiday, vacation time and sick days.



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