ARRT Medical Assistant
Department: Orthopaedics Wesley Chapel
Job Summary: Assists providers and manages clinical functions in the department
Reports to: Office Manager
Position Level: 7A
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 per physician protocol 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
- Performs Radiology Studies
- Secures confidence of patient during procedure by screening for relevant medical information, explaining procedures, correctly positioning patients for desired results, and cushions and shields patients as appropriate.
- Positions patients correctly for high quality views and varies position as necessary to adjust for patient’s medical condition and abilities. Adjusts all operator controllable parameters of the equipment ensuring that the portion of the body specified receives correct calculated exposure.
- Ensures control over operator selectable parameters to customize the images in areas being examined and for pathology to be ruled out while minimizing radiation exposure.
- Retrieves patients from exam room and escorts patient back to exam room when exam is complete, retrieves images in Digital Radiology System and has exam pulled up and ready for provider to view.
- Maintains records of patients treated, examination performed, scans taken, etc., and maintains permanent record.
- Evaluates quality of images and reports deficiencies appropriately.
- Submits charges for procedure performed.
- Maintains an organized and clean work area
- Participates in maintenance of clinical supplies
- Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned
- Maintains CEU’s as required for licensure.
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
- High risk exposure to bloodborne pathogens and chemical hazards
- High school graduate or GED equivalent Completed
- Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R) in radiology.
- Active Florida License as General Radiographer
- Medical Assisting experience or completion of a MA program.
- Advanced computer proficiency
- Strong customer service orientation
- Team Player