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Certified Medical Assistant or Orthopedic Tech

Summary

Seeking a Certified Medical Assistant or Ortho Tech that will assist in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of two busy Peachtree Orthopedics physicians. Duties to include casting, splinting, and assisting with in office procedures in  a fast paced environment.

This position travels to our  Northside, Duluth, and Cumming locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Escorts patients to exam area and prepare for exam.
  • Interviews patients to determine medical problem/condition and documents in e-chart.
  • Obtains and records patient’s vital signs and weight.
  • Assists physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patients.
  • Collects samples, such as urine and blood from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.
  • Obtains patient's history and orders x-rays.
  • Schedules diagnostic studies/surgery.
  • Prepares and assist with injections/aspirations.
  • Prepares specimen for laboratory and complete required forms.
  • Application/removal of casts, splints, braces.
  • Performs dressing changes and remove sutures/staples.
  • Fits DME E-charge, and/or Physical Therapy referral.
  • Maintains stock within modules.
  • Provides patients with educational materials regarding
  • Diagnosis
    • Directions for self care and mobility related to disease.
  • Surgery
    • Diagnostic studies   
    • Equipment/casts.
    • Ensures compliance with OSHA standards regarding blood borne pathogens.
    • Prepares prescriptions for signature and e-prescribe.
  • Appointments
    • Coordinates work in appointments.
    • Schedules pre and post op appointments.
    • Communicates schedule changes and clinic cancellations to team members.
    • Assists team with rescheduling clinics cancelled with < 7 days notice.
  • Monitors biohazardous waste and prepare for disposal.
  • Obtains x-ray and imaging results and store in ECHOES
  • Imports outside discs into ECHOES.
  • X-ray backup available for single member team.
  • Obtains diagnostic results from appropriate source.
  • Scans report into SRS and match to close out order.
  • Serves as liaison between patient and physician.
  • Coordinates consultations with other physicians.
  • Provides staff coverage for other clinical personnel.
  • Completes applications for Handicap parking permits, FMLA, Disability forms, and Work excuses.
  • Documents all aspects of visit in Athena to include 'Meaningful Use' criteria.
  • Management support for MD to enter diagnosis codes.
  • Schedules all OR cases and maintain surgery schedule.
  • Responsible for all patient phone calls (clinical) insuring proper documentation in Athena of action taken/advice given.
  • Telephones and/or sends eRx prescriptions to pharmacy on MD request/approval.
  • Notifies manufacturer’s reps of surgical cases to ensure correct implants available in OR.
  • Coordinates special equipment, bone graft, etc., needed for surgery.
  • At end of clinic:
    • Wipes tables, changes pillow cases, straightens items in room.
  • General Office:
    • Attend meetings and perform duties as requested.
    • Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) for Medical Assistant.  One to three years related experience in Medical field. Orthopedic experience preferred.
 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Certified or certified as an Ortho Tech (OTC), American Heart Association's Certification - BLS Certified

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