Medical Assistant: Orthopedics

Einstein Healthcare Network Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 weeks ago

In this role you will be responsible for:The employee will support the physician in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of clinical and clerical tasks, with emphasis on the clinical aspect of the office practice

This includes the planning, coordinating and facilitating of patient care activities for patients under the direction of the attending orthopedic physician

Coordinates all patient activities at multiple offices

Assists in facilitating patient flow during physician office hours including the greeting upon arrival, escorting patients to exam rooms and obtaining information

Interviews patients, obtains weight, blood pressure, height, temperature, pulse and respirations as indicated. Obtains complete history and physical prior to patient examination with the physician and enters information into the EMR(Electronic Medical Record)Assists the physician during clinic hours in the treatment of orthopedic patients by providing technical assistance relating to orthopedic treatments, procedures and techniques

Reviews daily physician schedule to trouble shoot any potential conflicts

Checks charts for pending studies and follows up on pending studies

If you possess the following qualifications, please apply immediately:High school graduate or equivalent required

Completed accredited Medical Assistant program required

One year of clinical experience required preferably in orthopedics

Medical Assistant Certification preferred

Physical Demands:Frequent sitting to complete paperwork and handle telephone calls. Constant standing and walking during office hours and while making rounds. Frequent lifting and carrying of patients, supplies, medical equipment, patient charts and x-rays. (Can be very strenuous at times) Occasional pushing and pulling of wheelchairs and stretchers. (Can be very strenuous at times) Both dexterity and agility are extremely important to constantly carry out functions such as suture/staple removal, brace removal and patient evaluations

Near vision is extremely important to constantly read reports, notes, provide wound care, remove braces and staple/sutures. Color vision and depth perception are necessary to provide wound care to patients.

There is occasional exposure to Video Display TerminalsThe ability to constantly hear normal conversation is extremely important in order to evaluate patients, communicate with office and all ancillary staff. Telephone communication is frequent and includes patient calls and multidisciplinary communications. The ability to hear low voice volumes and whispers on a daily basis are crucial when interacting with traumatic brain injured and stroke patients with speech impediments

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Medical Assistant: Orthopedics

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