Medical Assistant, Orthopaedics

George Washington Medical Faculty Associates
Washington, DC
Nov 24, 2022
Nov 29, 2022
Full Time
*Position Summary*To assist physicians, nurses, and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services.*Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.* Assists physicians during examinations and procedures, which may include pelvic exams or other clinical procedures.* Obtains patient vital signs, including height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration.* Administers intramuscular injections as prescribed by the physician (this duty can only be performed after the incumbent has demonstrated competency by an RN or physician).* Performs a variety of patient testing and screening, which may include TB testing hearing and vision screening, EKG exams, and similar functions.* May perform phlebotomy and some laboratory testing as assigned, including receiving laboratory results and communicating test results to physicians and patients, explaining test procedures to patients, and scheduling patients for follow-up tests or treatments as directed by a physician or RN.* Completes various forms as required, to includes reviewing charts for accuracy and completeness of necessary data.* May assist with other support activities, including packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies, ensuring that expiration dates have not passed; taking inventory of supplies, equipment, and medication; and triaging telephone calls and entering patient information at the referral desk.* Maintains and improves knowledge and expertise through continuous training, including CPR certification and sterilization techniques.* Communicates problems and concerns to supervisors, and provides input to support total quality improvement activities.* Assist in maintaining patient areas in a clean and safe manner.* Performs other work-related duties as requested.*Qualifications*Education* High school diploma or an equivalent combination of training and experience is necessary.* Certification as a Medical Assistant, plus six months of general patient care experience is necessary.Experience* Completion of an accredited program of education for practical nursing.* Current licensure as a Practical Nurse is necessary.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Retirement plan* Tuition reimbursement* Vision insuranceMedical specialties:* OrthopedicsSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to FridayExperience:* General patient care: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:* Certified Medical Assistant (Required)Work Location: One location

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