Medical Assistant

Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons - Evansville, IN (30+ days ago)

Job Summary:
This position includes all MAs, RMAs, and CMAs. Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services, this employee assists doctors during office. Regular attendance is an essential part of this job.

Essential Functions:
Obtains vitals on patients
Schedules all testing, surgery, injections
Initiates precerts for all testing, surgeries and injections
Prepares injections for patients and assists doctors with the injections
Obtains, prints out, and faxes History and Physicals on all surgeries
Puts patients in rooms, obtains needed x-rays, performs staple-suture removal, cast removal, dressing removal, and applies new dressings and Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Keeps all physician’s surgeries, business, and personal appointments on doctor’s calendar.
Schedules depositions for doctor
Obtains current medication list from patient and documents in EHR
Talks with surgery center to insure proper equipment is available for each case
Documents, calls in or e-scribes each prescription after approval from doctor
Returns and documents every clinical patient call
Explains to patients the instructions they will have to follow after surgery
Reviews all testing results and forwards necessary ones to doctor
Maintains diagnostic testing log book
Obtains x-ray reports on all outside x-rays
Ensures a copy of surgery face sheet is returned to the office
Marks CPT and ICD-10 codes for surgery charges
Reviews Didn’t Keep Appointment (DKA) charts and sends reminders to patients as needed
Updates hospital privileges annually with the exception of a medical assistant
Assists the physician in surgery

Additional Responsibilities:
Cross covers other doctors as necessary
Obtains necessary Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) unless grand fathered in.
Works in Urgent Care on a Saturday rotation schedule
In a rotation of NAON or AST Meetings for CMEs
  • The preceding examples are representative of the assignments performed by this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Job Qualifications:
Minimum of Certification as Medical Assistant
Strong verbal and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with all doctors and nurses