We are looking for talented people to join our team of dedicated team members, and have career opportunities available at a variety of locations throughout the greater St. Louis and Kansas City regions.
Date Posted: 5/19/2021
Department: Orthopedics - Human Resources
Type of Employment: Full-Time
Medical Assistant – Signature Orthopedics WEST COUNTY
This position performs a wide variety of duties and responsibilities in a matter that places emphasis on quality of care and customer service. The medical assistant maintains professional relationships with patients and their representatives and with medical staff while upholding clinic guidelines and maintaining strict patient confidentiality.
Escort patients to exam rooms, takes patient histories, accurately measure vital signs, including weight, height and blood pressure and carefully document in patient’s chart
Perform nursing procedures under supervision of physician and/or mid-level
Assist physician and mid-level in exam rooms
Dressing changes/wound assessments. Staple and suture removal as needed.
Triage patient calls, schedule MRI, surgeries, physical therapy and any other testing directed by physician
Must be competent in brace/cast application and removal
Give instructions to patients as instructed by physician or physician assistant
Prepares charts for upcoming clinics. Ensure all related reports are available in patients’ medical records prior to their appointment.
Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments, prepare cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilization as required
Take telephone messages and provide feedback and answers to patient/physician/pharmacy calls
Promote infection prevention by complying with all policies for hand hygiene, environmental cleanliness and appropriate storage. Universal precautions must be understood and followed
Responsible for autoclave, sanitizing/sterilization of equipment
Follow HIPPA guidelines to ensure proper confidentiality guidelines are followed
All other duties as assigned by clinical supervisor
Skills & Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalent required
Prior MA experience (preferably Orthopedics/Podiatry)
Medical assistant certification (if applicable)
Exceptional customer service and phone etiquette
Ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow
Basic Knowledge of physician office operations and Orthopedic medical terminology.
Proficient in any EMR system.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Job Type: Full-Time
Equal Opportunity Employer