Reading Hospital
Bariatric Patient Assistant/Medical Assistant
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Reading Map
Posted: 08/25/2019
Closing: 09/24/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Reading Hospital
Job description
  • 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.


  • Post High School Diploma Program
  • Medical Assistant Certification
  • CPR Certification
Bariatric Patient Assistant/Medical Assistant