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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

For more information about UPMC’s response to COVID-19, please visit UPMC.com/coronavirus.

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Medical Assistant I/ Ortho

Description

Location: Orthopedics   

Schedule:  8:00am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday

Sign on Bonus details: $500 with a 1 year commitment

Purpose:
The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting physicians with various aspects of patient care (including clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks) ensuring patient satisfaction.

Responsibilities:

  • Checks schedules and organizing patient flow. Accompanies patients to exam/procedure room. Assists patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc. Collects patient information/history; takes vitals, performs screenings per provider guidelines. Relays instructions to patients/families.
  • Sends/receives patient medical records in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations.
  • Prepares patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol. Cleans exam/procedure rooms, instruments, and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Cleans according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records.
  • Manages inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • Complies with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health). Maintains strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data. Complies with all UPMC Health System policies and procedures.
  • Performs phlebotomy, EKG's, and level one labs. Performs clinic procedures according to policy and procedure. Assists physicians with procedures. Documents patient information into the medical record.
  • Answers calls and provides pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Obtains lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Completes forms/requisitions as needed. Schedules appointments.
  • Verifies insurance coverage and patient demographics. Prepares and manages charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately.
  • Other front office responsibilities, as required.

 

Qualifications

  • 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 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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