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Job Description

Job Title: Medical Assistant I - UPP Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
Job ID: 837546398
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Univ. of Pgh Physicians
Department: 65554 POP15 ORTHO Shadyside Hosp
Location: 5200 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

Description

Are you a Medical Assistant interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

UPMC is looking for a Medical Assistant to work at their Department of Orthopaedic Surgery office in Shadyside!  This individual will assist physicians with various aspects of patient care (including clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks) ensuring patient satisfaction.

Hours for this position will be Monday - Friday from 7:30am - 4:30pm; no weekends required! 

This position is 100% patient-facing. In this role the medical assistant will be responsible for rooming patients, obtaining vitals, updating the patient’s records in Epic, suture and staple removal, application of casts, assisting with in-office procedures such as joint injections, and other duties as assigned.

Previous Medical Assistant experience is preferred! Recent Medical Assistant graduates/externs are welcome to apply as well!

Responsibilities:
  • Check schedules and organizing patient flow. Accompany patients to exam/procedure room. Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc. Collect patient information/history; taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines. Relay instructions to patients/families.
  • Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance. Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations.
  • Prepare patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol. Clean exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Clean according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records. Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health). Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data. Comply with all UPMC Health System policies and procedures.
  • Perform phlebotomy, EKG's, and level one labs. Perform clinic procedures according to policy and procedure. Assist physicians with procedures. Document patient information into the medical record.
  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Complete forms/requisitions as needed. Schedule appointments. Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics. Prepare and managing charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately. Other front office responsibilities, as required.
  • Remove and apply various casts, splints, sutures/staples, and other durable medical equipment. Travel to satellite offices as requested.

Qualifications

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the Medical Assistant Career Ladder, based on their individual experience and education.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  • Successful completion of Medical Assistant program preferred or equivalent hospital program or minimum of one year of direct patient care experience. 
  • Must have basic computer skills and knowledge of medical terminology, examination, diagnostic and treatment room responsibilities.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $14.83 to $23.24 / hour

    Union Position: No

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