Pediatric Ortho Tech - Orthopedics - Wexford - Full Time

Job ID: J128104
Company: Allegheny Clinic
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Federal North Building
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Dec 7, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Assists physicians and extenders in providing proper medical and clerical support for the various orthopaedic practice locations.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs various related procedures including but not limited to wound care, dressings, EKGs, removal of sutures/staples, application/removal of orthopaedic casts/splints, and drawing up injections, vaccines, botox, phlebotomy for PRP and assisting with ultrasound procedures.
  • Assists in the coordination of patient care under the supervision of the assigned health care provider.
  • Prepares and rooms patients within the clinical practice setting according to documenting patient health information, history and medications. Accurately interviews patients and orders radiographs according to physician protocols.
  • Accurately documents all pertinent details in the electronic health record (EHR) according to established standards and work flows including all pertinent patient interactions as the time of the encounter in the correct EHR note type. Reviews, updates and reconciles medication list in the EHR. Reviews the problem list, social history, medical surgical history and pain assessment with the patient and updates the record. Follows Meaningful Use standards.
  • Able to function as a scribe to the physician when needed to maintain clinic work flow.
  • Perform chart management tasks by obtaining diagnostic reports and reviewing charts for completion. Scans pertinent findings from outside information to physicians and staff as necessary.
  • Educates patients on proper wound and pin care, cast care and postoperative care.
  • Assists with patient prescription needs based on established protocols.
  • Requires travel to various satellite locations to support assigned physician(s).
  • Performs other duties as assigned when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 3-5 years experience as an Ortho Tech or Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant certification (newly hired medical assistants must complete certification training and/or attempt testing within 30 days of hire. Medical Assistants must obtain certification within 120 days of hire. Once achieved, Medical Assistants must maintain national certification requirements)

Preferred

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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