Assists physicians and extenders in providing proper medical and clerical support for the various orthopaedic practice locations.
Performs various related procedures including but not limited to wound care, dressings, EKGs, removal of sutures/staples, application/removal of orthopaedic casts/splints, and drawing up injections, vaccines, botox, phlebotomy for PRP and assisting with ultrasound procedures.
Assists in the coordination of patient care under the supervision of the assigned health care provider.
Prepares and rooms patients within the clinical practice setting according to documenting patient health information, history and medications. Accurately interviews patients and orders radiographs according to physician protocols.
Accurately documents all pertinent details in the electronic health record (EHR) according to established standards and work flows including all pertinent patient interactions as the time of the encounter in the correct EHR note type. Reviews, updates and reconciles medication list in the EHR. Reviews the problem list, social history, medical surgical history and pain assessment with the patient and updates the record. Follows Meaningful Use standards.
Able to function as a scribe to the physician when needed to maintain clinic work flow.
Perform chart management tasks by obtaining diagnostic reports and reviewing charts for completion. Scans pertinent findings from outside information to physicians and staff as necessary.
Educates patients on proper wound and pin care, cast care and postoperative care.
Assists with patient prescription needs based on established protocols.
Requires travel to various satellite locations to support assigned physician(s).
Performs other duties as assigned when needed.
Three months of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience with cast application, adjustment and removal, suture/staple removal and dressing changes
Valid PA driver’s license
Graduate of a medical assistant program
2 years outpatient clinical experience