Catholic Health Initiatives Medical Assistant - Ortho Cast in GIG HARBOR, Washington

Medical Assistant - Ortho Cast

Description

Job Type: Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2 Week Pay Period: 80

Daily Schedule: 7:30a-5:30p

Weekends Required: No

Location: Gig Harbor, WA

Franciscan Medical Group is seeking a full time MA-Ortho Cast for our Franciscan Orthopedic Associates in Gig Harbor, WA. This is a team based in environment within a busy orthopedic clinic. Day shift, no holidays, nights or weekends!

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:

Applies and removes orthopedic appliances, including casts, splints and braces. Educates patients regarding proper care and application of appliances under the direction of the ordering provider. Assists physicians/mid-level provider with pin removal, incision and drainage, setting fractures, joint injections and other procedures. Requires knowledge of sterile technique and of orthopedic supplies, 1 year of experience, and certification by the National Association of Orthopedic Technicians or American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP).

Essential Duties:

Greet and prepare patients for the practitioner. Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem. Administer ordered medications via oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular or intradermal routes within the scope of the Medical Assistant guidelines/licensing.

Assist with diagnostic tests and clinical procedures to appropriate level of training and established procedures. Apply and remove orthopedic appliances, including casts, splints and braces under the direction of the ordering provider. Assist physicians/mid-level providers with pin removal, incision and drainage, setting fractures, joint injections and other procedures.

Educate patients regarding proper care and application of appliances under the direction of the ordering provider.

Manage patient flow ensuring enough time for patient and family education. Provide patient mobility assistance, as necessary.

Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to Franciscan Medical Group Exposure Control Plan; anticipate provider’s needs for medications, supplies and equipment and plan accordingly.

Schedule patient appointments and perform other clerical duties as needed. Screen, communicate and respond to patient needs appropriately.

Additional Responsibilities:

Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

High school diploma (or GED equivalent) plus completion of a Medical Assistant program and one (1) year experience as a Medical Assistant and/or Cast Technician in a clinic or acute care setting required.

License/Certification:

Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant-Certified.

Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification within 30 days of hire date.

Certification by the National Association of Orthopedic Technicians or American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP) within 6 months of hire.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location WASHINGTON-GIG HARBOR-FMG-HARBOR ORTHOPEDICS

Daily Schedule 7:30a-5:30p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0192027

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.