|Medical Assistant / Cast Tech
- Patient care responsibilities which may include scheduling and organizing patient flow, accompanying patients to exam/procedure room, assist patients with changing to exam gowns, and transfer to exam table if needed.
- Precertify and obtain authorization for all DME, injectables and tests
- Schedule labs and tests
- Review, edit, complete and route dictation
- Apply casts and splints
- Prepare, clean and sanitize instruments
- Maintain and operate autoclave
- Operate and maintain cast saws
- Instruct patient on Coumadin dosing and lab draws
- Schedule surgery and MRI’s
- Assess patient’s general condition and collect patient history.
- Document health history, activities, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the medical record
- Provide basic patient care as ordered by physician/extender and assist provider with various procedures.
- Provides patient education materials, communicates provider advice/instructions to patient.
- Fit patients with braces, boots, other DME as ordered by provider
- Wound dressing changes
- Prepare injections
- Suture and staple removal
- Sterile tray set-ups
- Obtain lab/x-ray reports
- Schedule referrals to other physicians
- Clean and stock exam rooms
- Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines and confidentiality policies
- Compliance with HIPAA and OSHA
- High school diploma or GED certificate
- LPN, CMA, CST preferred or equivalent experience – prefer current state license or national certification
- Prior experience casting preferred
- Basic office skills including data entry
- Good communication skills and ability to deal with the public in a professional, courteous manner
- Ability to work in high volume, fast pace environment
- Ability to learn new computer programs
- Cooperative work attitude toward co-employees, management, patients, visitors, and physicians/extender
- Ability to promote favorable facility image with physicians, patients, hospitals, other physician offices, and general public
- Ability to flexibly respond to changing demands
- Must have a flexible work schedule with the ability to work late some days and adjust time of lunch break on busy clinic days
- Ability to make decisions and solve problems
- Must be able to speak, hear, see, stoop, lift, bend, reach, kneel, squat, push and pull.
- Must be able to use proper body mechanic techniques when making necessary patient transfers and helping patients with walking, dressing, etc. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
- Must be able to hold up to 20 pounds for 20 minutes occasionally
- Ability to cope with occasional stress from workload.
- Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone, copy machine, writing instruments, pc, fax and medical equipment including stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and casting equipment.
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