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Medical Assistant - Orthopaedics

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: July 6, 2019

Job Description:

SunIRef:GP Medical Assistant - Orthopaedics St. Luke's University Health Network 150 reviews - Bethlehem, PA 18015 St. Luke's University Health Network 150 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. 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. Performs general medical assisting functions. Ascertains and records patient's vital signs, height and weight. Assist with minor surgical procedures and gynecological procedures, prepares equipment for doctor when no assistant is necessary. Performs EKGs, phlebotomies, nebulizers, immunizations and injections. Extended hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8-8 and Saturday 8-12 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Actively participates in maintaining and/or improving quality improvement initiatives regarding Physician Billing computer system and patient satisfaction survey. 2. Maintain high level of competence on Physician Billing computer system. 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. Assists in filing charts and retrieving charts in preparation for next day. 6. Assists in filing lab reports, etc. 7. Cleans and autoclaves contaminated instruments and other supplies. 8. Keeps exam rooms supplied and in order. 9. Orders medical supplies in a timely fashion. 10.Disposes of Bio-Hazardous waste and regular waste. 11. Checks patient's height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperature. 12. Ascertains patient's chief complains and describes same in chart accurately and succinctly. 13. Records drug allergies and present medications. 14. Prepares patient and or equipment for provider prior to his/her entering room. 15. Performs electrocardiograms, phlebotomies, nebulizers, immunizations and injections. 16. Prepares sterile fields with instruments, sutures for minor surgery. 17. Prepares room for gynecological exams with appropriate supplies. 18. Measures length, head circumference and weighs infants prior to well baby check ups. 19. Answer telephone within three rings, prioritize calls and coordinate service with the answering service. 20. Assists with patient education re: diet, medications, etc. 21. Works with physician, nurse practitioner, and/or physician assistant as directed. 22. Assists in capturing accurate patient demographic information. 23. Utilize computer system to schedule appointments and track referrals. 24. Accurately completes charge slip to include nurse related charges and diagnosis. 25. Actively participates in all quality improvement programs. 26. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information. 27. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements. 28. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external). 29. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety. 30. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices. 31. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. 32. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated. OTHER FUNCTIONS: 1. Assists "front staff" 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 are all required. EDUCATION: Graduate of Medical Assistant program or two years similar experience. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: BLS/CPR: Current or within 60 days of hire; through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association WORK SCHEDULE: Days, evenings and weekends, as required. 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. St. Luke's University Health Network - 3 hours ago - report job - original job On Company Site

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , Medical Assistant - Orthopaedics, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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