Medical Assistant or LPN

# Positions
Job Status
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Medical Assistant or LPN

Department:              Orthopaedics

Job Summary:           Assists providers and manages clinical functions in the department

Reports to:                 Office Manager

Position Level:           6AA



Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Completes the start of day processes and end of day processes
    • Unlocks cabinets and doors
    • Powers up equipment
    • Logs on all work stations in exam room and work area
    • Sets up medical supplies and equipment for the day
    • Maintains medical equipment; ensures all equipment is calibrated, cleaned, sterilized and charged
    • Collects red bags as necessary
    • Monitors and replaces sharps containers when needed
    • Stocks exam rooms
    • Cleans and sanitizes exam rooms
    • Empties HIPAA container into destruction bin
    • Logs off of all work stations including exam rooms
    • Organizes and maintains sample and supply closets
    • Locks all cabinets
  • Properly room patients and assists Provider with treatment
    • Takes and records vitals and updates IEHR
    • Confirms information required by provider is present (labs, hospital records, etc.)
    • Updates IEHR (allergies, medications, history, etc.)
    • Prepares exam room
    • Prepares patient for examination or treatment
    • Obtains informed consents and ABN as necessary
    • Flags provider when patient is ready
    • Assists provider with completion of forms requested by patients
    • Properly documents patient chief complaints and medical history
    • Proper ordering of x-rays in RIS system per physician protocol
    • Applies braces and splints as ordered by physician
    • Uses proper technique in applying casts
    • Prepares specimens and requisitions for lab
    • Performs dressing changes, removal of sutures, staples and pain pumps
    • Assists provider with in office procedures and complete all necessary orders as instructed by physician
    • Addresses and handles all tasks, as well as monitoring provider’s tasks
    • Returns messages
    • Notifies patients of test results and instructions from provider
    • Schedules follow up appointments
    • Makes follow up calls to check on patients post procedure as indicated by provider or office protocol
    • Triages patient calls and needs
    • Distributes, reviews and teaches patient education
  • Prepares charts
    • Acquires all medical records necessary for visit
    • Makes sure all ordered tests have been performed and results are present
    • Reviews chart and drug inventory to ensure drug is available
    • Prepares all pre-op charts


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintains an organized and clean work area
  • Participates in maintenance of clinical supplies
  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned


Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Physical requirements
    • Able to stand or walk for long periods
    • Use of proper body mechanics
  • Normal concentration and normal complexity of decision making
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • Above average ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously


Occupational Exposure:

  • High risk exposure to bloodborne pathogens and chemical hazards


Job Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • Active Florida LPN license or completion of Medical Assistant program 
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong team player
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Previous experience in a medical office preferred


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