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US Foot & Ankle Specialists (USFAS)
The Medical Assistant provides essential support and administrative services to the office, the doctors, and the patients in a fast-paced Podiatry practice. This person will be involved in a wide spectrum of tasks focused around assisting the Physician in all minor in office procedures and routine exams. Experience preferred but not required, willing to train the right person.
Medical Assistant Required Education, Skills and Experience:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, peers and Physicians
Bilingual a PLUS
2 + years’ Medical Assistant experience preferred
Medical Assistant Certification (preferred/not required)
Knowledgeable about medical terminology
Able to work in a fast-paced and demanding work environment
Must have excellent customer service skills
Must have a team mentality, flexibility and willingness to learn
The ability to communicate effectively, multi-task and work under pressure is the key to success in this position, which also requires attention to detail and a commitment to achieving consistent customer satisfaction.
The ability to uphold HIPAA compliance is mandatory.
Must exercise good judgment and discretion
Technologically savvy and familiar with Microsoft Office products including:
Medical Assistant Essential Functions/Responsibilities of a Medical Assistant (other duties may be assigned):
Greet patients and escort them to the treatment room, making sure patients are comfortable and prepare the feet for an exam by physician.
Open and prep exam rooms each morning/ Close and clean exam rooms at end of day
Flexibility to work with multiple doctors and their varying practice styles
Flexibility to travel to other FASMA locations as needed
Dispense all DME
Perform digital x-rays of feet and ankles (training provided)
Complete pre-authorizations for insurance
Obtain or review a patients medical history, current medications and allergies. Record any changes in their medical condition. For follow-up patients, record comments made re:
their current status and outcome of previous treatment. Enter this information into EMR.
Set-up for injections, P&A procedures, wart procedures, in-office surgical procedures, etc.
Prep nail care patients, smooth/debride nails and/or calluses with electric grinder. Vacuum all clippings from the floor.
Fit and dispense walking and night splints.
Apply pads and/or adhesive strappings as needed.
Measure and fit patients for Diabetic shoes, heat mold inserts.
Prepare lab specimens (including paperwork) and call the appropriate lab for pick up.
Clean, wrap and autoclave instruments and packs as needed, change cold sterile solutions monthly.
Count instruments in treatment rooms at the end of each session (AM & PM).
Replenish used supplies in drawers as needed. Restock rooms at the end of day.
Aid in keeping inventory of back office supplies and DME items, reorder as needed or notify the supervisor when low.
Assist in surgeries and minor procedures.
Clean-up after surgical procedures – dirty drapes, wrappings, dispose of sharp, red bag items, wipe down counters, mop floor – scrub, clean, autoclave instruments.
Change post-op dressings, remove sutures.
Call post-op patients the day following surgery, complete Follow-up sheet.
Review information sheets with patients as needed.
Assist front desk as needed (cross training required)
Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Works well as a member of a group
Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
Inspired to perform without outside help
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)