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Medical Assistant- Orthopaedics $1000 Sign On Bonus for Qualified Applicants

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

JOB SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant's primary responsibility is to assist in the delivery of health care management for the practice. This includes actively participating and supporting primary clinical teams. The Medical Assistant behaves in a professional manner at all times and consistently demonstrates and promotes the values of St. Luke's University Network. The Medical Assistant will work with and receive supervision from the Practice Administrator, Clinical Coordinator, Practice Coordinator, Physicians and Physician Assistants.

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: - - - - - - - - - - - - - Medical Assistant
DEPARTMENT: - - - - - St. Luke's Physician Group - Orthopaedic Specialists
REPORTS: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Clinical Coordinator, Practice Administrator, Physicians

JOB SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant's primary responsibility is to assist in the delivery of health care management for the practice. - This includes actively participating and supporting primary clinical teams. - The Medical Assistant behaves in a professional manner at all times and consistently demonstrates and promotes the values of St. Luke's University Network. - The Medical Assistant will work with and receive supervision from the Practice Administrator, Clinical Coordinator, Practice Coordinator, Physicians and Physician Assistants.

WORK PERFORMED

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. - Actively participates in maintaining and/or improving quality improvement initiatives and Meaningful Use guidelines
2. Maintain high level of competence of accurate documentation in the electronic medical record
3. Takes active role in facilitating team approach to functions within the department:
Attends departmental meetings.
Actively participates as a team member in resolution of problems as they are identified.
Analyzes current procedures, bringing suggestions for improvement to the attention of team members and supervisor for consideration.
4. Open and close office as required.
5. - Maintains appropriate supplies and supply quantity in each exam room. - Order additional supplies through appropriate channel
6. Accurately processes laboratory specimens while maintaining the integrity of the specimen
7. Cleans and autoclaves contaminated instruments and other supplies.
8. - Takes and records accurate vital signs with all patients
9. - Ascertains patient chief complaint; record/reconcile drugs, allergies, medical/surgical history and present medications
10. - Prepares injections and performs suture removal under sterile conditions
11. - Assist with minor surgical procedures and medication injections, prepares equipment for doctor, and applies casts, splints and DME devices
12. - Assist with appointment scheduling; ER follow up appointments; complete all tasks sent electronically to the clinical team; referral tracking; process prescription refills in a timely manner and within scope of practice and obtains pre-authorizations for injectable medications.
13. - Accurately enter in-office radiology orders, communicate effectively with technician
14. - Acts as a liaison between the physician and patient in regard to clinical instruction
15. Disposes of Bio-Hazardous waste and regular waste.
16. Accurately enters charges into the patient record
17. Accurately completes charge slip to include nurse related charges and diagnosis.
18. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the
proper release of information.
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
1. Assists "front staff" and phone team as needed.
2. Attends educational training and inservices as required.
3. Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours at a time). Continually uses fingers for patient care, writing and handling patient charts. Routinely uses upper extremities; occasionally lift items up to 25 pounds. Occasionally push cart with supplies up to 30 pounds. Occasionally push wheelchair with patient weighing up to 325 pounds.
Stoop, bend and reach above shoulder level regularly. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation and taking blood pressure readings. General vision, near vision, peripheral is all required.
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:
Exposure to infectious disease due to continual patient contact.
MOST COMPLEX DUTY:
Assisting with procedures, handling changing responsibilities and priorities between back and front office.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO):
Receives direct supervision from the Clinical Coordinator and Practice Administrator with additional supervision from the office physicians.
COMMUNICATIONS:
Interfaces with employers, patients, visitors and members of the health care team.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Demonstrates mature, conscientious and professional behavior. Accepts responsibility and follows directions.
QUALIFICATIONS
(MINIMUM)
EDUCATION:
Graduate of Medical Assistant program or equivalent
Two years experience preferred
Certification within one year of hire
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
BLS/CPR Certification required through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
WORK SCHEDULE:
As scheduled
Must have a valid Pennsylvania Drivers License
Flexible to travel to all Orthopaedic Practice locations

Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Medical Assistant- Orthopaedics $1000 Sign On Bonus for Qualified Applicants, Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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