Medical Assistant II - Per Diem

UCLA Health - Santa Monica, CA (29 days ago)4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $24,000 - $32,000 a year

Skills
Responsibilities
The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for assisting the physicians in the provision of medical care to patients for full scope of Orthopaedic services. The duties of a medical assistant involve completing routine patient care tasks so an Orthopaedic doctor and other clinic staff can attend to other clinical and administrative functions. The Clinic Manager will be the primary supervisor. The attending physician with whom the MA works will be a secondary supervisor.
An MA responsible for a number of clinical activities such as: Rooming patients Interview new patients regarding medical history and ensure a patient's chief complaint is entered into. Reviewing a patient's medical history as recorded in physician examination forms and ensuring the documentation is completed in CARE CONNECT before physician arrives in the room. Seeks help, communicates and cooperates with Medical Provider and team appropriately. Ensuring appropriate supplies, equipment, and forms are available when physician arrives in the room. MAs may need to assist physicians where certain in clinic medical procedures when requested. Provide patient with discharge instructions. Prepping the patient for physician clinic visit. Suture, staple, and sterile dressing removal. Checking patient's vital signs Applying and changing dressings. · Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Medical Assistant with AD in Applied Science. AAMA certification required or will accept applicants with a current Medical Assistant Certificate. BLS required. At least one-year medical office experience required. Working knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to triage medical problems within scope of job responsibilities. Ability to take direction from physicians and medical providers and work collaboratively with other staff members. Ability to follow through on assignments while helping to facilitate the organization, prioritization, and completion of all clinic tasks through collaboration with other clinic staff. Skill at working independently and prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner. Interpersonal skills to deal with patients, staff and volunteers of diverse education, economic and cultural backgrounds. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in busy setting with conflicting demands. Professional and enthusiastic attitude and demeanor with a belief in patient-centered care. Previous cast/splinting experience is preferred. Excellent computing and typing skills required. Ability to float in-between all Orthopaedic Clinics is required.