Medical Assistant / Cast Tech – Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons – Owensboro, KY 42303

Medical Assistant / Cast Tech
Tri-State Orthopaedic SurgeonsOwensboro, KY 42303

Medical Assistant / Cast Tech

DUTIES:

  • 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


QUALIFICATIONS :

  • 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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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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