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MEDICAL ASSISTANT

GENERAL SUMMARY

Prepares patients to see the physicians, facilitates paperwork as needed, and assists the clinical staff person with clinical duties as directed.

RESPONSIBLE TO

Clinic Supervisor and/or Administrator/OAW Physicians

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • High school degree required
  • CMA certificate desirable
  • Training in orthopaedic assisting a plus

QUALITFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least one year of experience in clinical assisting
  • Basic Understanding of Anatomy
  • Comfortable using email and interacting with Internet applications
  • Knowledge of practice management and word processing software
  • Working knowledge of an EMR
  • Pleasant speaking voice and demeanor
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Neat, professional appearance

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Clinical Support:

  • Greets patient and escorts them from the waiting room to exam rooms; prepares patients for exam or treatment
  • Prepares patients for exam or treatment by taking a history, height/weight, and blood pressure, then recording the information in the patient's chart
  • Puts charts up for physicians when patient is ready in exam room, or has patient file open in an EMR
  • Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments
  • Assists physicians in preparing for examinations and minor procedures
  • Assists in pre-certifying surgical and other procedures when necessary
  • Schedules tests and off site procedures when necessary
  • Communicates physician referral requests to referral staff for processing
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization
  • Reviews charts at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled appointment to ensure lab results, x-rays, and MRI/CT results have been received; calls testing facility if results have not been received
  • Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA guidelines
  • Performs patient education when appropriate
  • Replenishes supplies—stocks and cleans exam rooms
  • Takes medical stock inventory and communicates supply shortages to ordering staff, may assist in ordering of medical supplies, unpacking, labeling and stocking of supplies.
  • Ensures that laboratory samples are picked up by the reference laboratory daily
  • Directs lab results and other results or notes to physician for review and treatment plan

CASTING SERVICES AND AREA

  • Escorts patients to casting area, and prepares them for application
  • Applies and removes casts, splints, and dressings, as directed by physician
  • Educates patients about cast care and follow up instructions
  • Recommends equipment and inventory purchases to Administrator.

OTHER

  • Maintains communication among the physician, patient, and clinical/business team
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations
  • Maintains patient confidentiality; complies with HIPAA and compliance guidelines established by the practice
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of EMR and other computer software as it relates to job functions
  • Maintains CPR certification and Annual Computer Based Training programs
  • Attends all regular staff meetings
  • Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Manager or physicians

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing, sitting and walking. Employee will occasionally be asked to lift and carry items. Normal visual acuity and hearing are required. Employee will work under stressful conditions, and work irregular hours. Employee will be exposed to bodily fluids on a regular basis.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITION

Employee may have exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, x-ray radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

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ORTHOPAEDIC ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER

POSITION OVERVIEW

Orthopaedic Advanced Practice Provider is a licensed practitioner trained in the care and treatment of patients who have musculoskeletal problems, including disease or injuries of the bones, muscles, joints, and supporting connective tissue. This position will work primarily in a one on one position with a hand surgeon and occasionally seeing general clinic patients independently.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex acute, critical, and chronic disorders of the musculoskeletal system
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs
  • Develops treatment plan for Orthopaedic problems within scope of practice
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities including orthotics, prosthetics, physical therapy and adaptive equipment.
  • Implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain function, including but not limited to joint and bursa aspirations, closed reductions, injection of joints, tendons, trigger points and bursa, brace/cast/splint application
  • Serves in the first assist surgical role as needed
  • Monitors the effectiveness of interventions
  • Provides education and counseling on illness and injury prevention
  • Facilitates the patients’ transition within and between health care settings, e.g. transferring and discharging patients or refer to specialized consultation, physical therapy, wound clinic, etc.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals

BASIC JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Manage patient workflows effectively and efficiently in a manner that enhances patient care while minimizing legal and medical risk.
  • Documents patient records in a timely, understandable, complete and accurate manner
  • Demonstrate up to date medical knowledge and technically ability when delivering patient care.
  • Patient management reflects sound clinical judgement.
  • Maintains patient privacy and dignity
  • Adhere to safety policies and procedure in performing job duties and responsibilities
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians and coworkers
  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization’s’ adopted compliance program

OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate quality and integrity; set positive example
  • Have professional appearance in dress and person
  • Ability to work independently and display teamwork qualities among peers and other department personnel.
  • Superior leadership skills
  • Fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation within the department, between departments, and with management and the physicians
  • Serves as a positive representative of the department who is open to and actively involved in developing organizational process improvements
  • Uses judgement in deciding when to consult other team members, other department supervisors or administrator on various issues
  • Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices
  • Demonstrate dependability, punctuality, and ability to meet deadlines

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current state PA or NP license or eligible for same; certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants or American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Orthopaedic Experience Preferred
  • Current CPR Certification or be willing to obtain

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITION

  • Walks throughout clinic and hospital frequently
  • Stand for long periods frequently
  • Sit on hard or cushioned chair frequently
  • Lifts up to 50 pounds to and from floor or other levels (waist, shoulder, overhead) on an occasional basis
  • Carries up to 40 pounds occasionally
  • Bends, twists, squats and kneels frequently
  • Reaches up to 2 feet overhead or in front of self frequently
  • Near-visual acuity with color perception in order to view computer screen and decipher fine print
  • Manual dexterity adequate for utilizing keyboard and processing paperwork
  • Auditory acuity for hearing in person and telephone conversations, and bodily sounds upon exam
  • Clear speaking voice in order to communicate effectively
  • Ability to adapt to simultaneous, multiple and varied stimuli
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SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST/FIRST ASSISTANT

GENERAL SUMMARY

Provides professional patient care, under supervision, for practice site patients.

RESPONSIBLE TO

Administrator, Clinical Supervisor, Physicians

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate of an accredited surgical technology program
  • Proper Technologist certification required (if not already certified, must obtain certification within one (1) year of employment.
  • Training in Orthopaedic procedures a plus

QUALITFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least two years of experience in a physician office or hospital
  • Experience working in an operating room required
  • Experience calling in pharmacy requests
  • Knowledge of casting and splinting a plus
  • Comfortable using email and interacting with Internet applications
  • Knowledge of practice management and word processing software
  • Pleasant speaking voice and demeanor
  • Good communication skills
  • Neat, professional appearance

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Patient and Surgical Care:

  • Assists the surgeon in the operating room by positioning patient, assist during the surgical procedure, wound closure and applying dressing, casts and/or splints.
  • Administers medications and injections as directed by the surgeon
  • Calls patients to relay advice and instructions from the surgeon
  • Assists the surgeon while he/she is examining patients in the office
  • Removes sutures or dressings as indicated by the surgeon; reapplies dressings as needed
  • Reviews charts at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled appointment to ensure lab results, x-rays, and MRI/CT results have been received; calls testing facility if results have not been received
  • Fax clinic schedules and X-Ray orders to satellite clinics before the clinic
  • Greets patients and escorts them from the reception room to exam room
  • Prepares patients for exam or treatment by taking a history, all vitals and then recording the information in the patient's chart or EMR
  • Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments
  • Puts charts up for physicians when patient is ready in exam room or gets patient ready for review in the EMR
  • Assists physicians in preparing for examinations and minor procedures
  • Administers injections, under physician supervision
  • Orders in house x-rays as requested by physician and schedules CT scans, MRI’s, and other off site tests as needed. Also schedules surgical procedures at appropriate facilities. Forwards necessary orders and consent forms as required by facilities.
  • Reviews pre-operative instructions and explains the surgical process to patients who are about to have surgery
  • Provides general nursing care to patients; administers prescribed medications, treatments, and immunizations in accordance with nursing standards
  • Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician; administers prescribed medications as directed
  • Formulates and updates patient care plans
  • Collects specimens, labels, and completes lab requisition; administers injections
  • Applies or removes casts/splints in accordance with physician instructions. Will assess previously applies splints/cast to determine if adjustments need to be made or replaced.
  • Ensures that pertinent laboratory results are reviewed by the physician
  • Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA guidelines
  • Performs patient education duties; shows surgical videos, hands out brochures, and directs patients to specific Internet sites for more information
  • Works with physician to ensured that physician is current with dictation and forms completions, follows up to make sure that dictation and schedules are routed appropriately.

PROCEDURE PREPARATION AND FOLLOW UP

  • Makes sure all appropriate surgical instruments are ready for the surgeon
  • Ensures proper sterilization techniques (OSHA standard) are used for instrument trays
  • Keeps supply room and procedure room neat and well stocked
  • Coordinates the maintenance scheduling/testing of the autoclave and other surgical equipment used in the operating room
  • Appropriately follows O.R. schedules in various facilities; ensures the surgeon arrives in the operating room on time
  • Brings any “special equipment" needed to outside operating facilities, including films and office notes as needed
  • Schedules follow up appointments for clinic visits
  • (For in-office operating suites) Prepares the operating facility and cleans the room after surgery
  • (For in-office operating suites) Disposes of contaminated and disposable items, per OSHA Guidelines for Biohazardous waste
  • Completes paperwork when submitting pathologic specimens, and notifies lab that a specimen needs to be picked up; verifies patient insurance for the appropriate lab
  • Returns patient phone messages at designated times throughout the day; documents action taken in patient chart when the Triage Nurse is not available.
  • Triages incoming telephone calls; instructs patient and family regarding treatment instruction, then documents action taken in patient chart when the Triage Nurse is not available.
  • Telephones prescription requests to pharmacy; documents action in patient chart and obtains physician signature of approval
  • Oversees appointment bookings and ensures emergency situations are scheduled appropriately; maintains timely flow of patients
  • Acts as liaison between the physician and the OR, satellite clinics and other offices
  • Pre-certifies surgical and other procedures, if appropriate
  • Communicates physician referral requests to staff for necessary processing
  • Replenishes supplies—stocks and cleans exam rooms and manages supply of pharmaceutical supplies and samples
  • Oversees preparation of exam rooms, including re-stocking of treatment areas

OTHER

  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations and certification erquirements
  • Arranges for all biohazardous waste pick-up
  • Maintains patient confidentiality; complies with HIPAA and compliance guidelines established by the practice
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of practice management and other computer software as it relates to job functions
  • May be asked to assist with coding of surgical procedures and act as a consultant for coding questions
  • Attends annual CPR and OSHA training programs
  • Attends all regular meetings
  • Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Manager or physicians

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, as well as manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing and walking for long periods at a time. Employee will occasionally be asked to lift and carry items. Normal visual acuity and hearing are required. Employee will work under stressful conditions, and work irregular hours. Employee will be exposed to bodily fluids on a regular basis.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITION

Employee will have frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.

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