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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Company: UMass Memorial
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

Description Position at UMass Memorial Medical Group At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday. Requisition #: 202199
Title: Medical Office Assistant/Orthopedic Technician
Department: Orthopedics
Grade: ADM6
Posting Date: February 18, 2020
Shift: Days
Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Non-Union
Hours: 40 hours
Shift Length: 8 hours
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Group - 154 EAST MAIN STREET, WESTBOROUGH, MA Monday through Friday hours vary from start time at 7am
Current certification as Orthopedic Tech and/or Medical Assistant required
$1000 SIGN-ON BONUS, new hires only Position Summary: As an integral member of the patient care team, serves both internal and external customers including patients, nurses, LIPs, physicians and other colleagues who support the delivery of care and services.Reporting to the Office Supervisor, the Medical Office Assistant/Orthopedic Technician is responsible for the application and removal of all types of casts and splints. Fits patients for braces. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care activities, assists members of the health care team, provides clerical support, and related duties.
Major Responsibilities:Assist with all aspects of patient visit including: rooming patients, performing intake assessment with appropriate medical record documentation, preparation of patient for clinician evaluation, dressing changes, suture/ staple removal as directed.Takes and records vital signs including blood pressures, temperature, pulse, respiration, weights, height, etc.Performs cast work for arms, hands, legs, body casts, bi-valve casts, corrective casts, cast wedging, brace molding and splinting with plaster and fiberglass materials. Instructs patients in cast care.Sets up, applies, maintains and removes traction and suspension devices. Assists with the transport and transfer of patients in and out of skeletal traction. Coordinate patient's ambulating status with physical therapy staff, and adjusts length, foot strike and fit as needed.Applies and adjusts orthopedic leg and arm braces, canes and crutches, and prefabricated fracture braces. Instructs patients in gait training. Position Qualifications: License/Certification/Education: Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Experience/Skills: Required: Knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology is required. Current certification as Orthopedic Tech and/or Medical Assistant required. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to gather information from individuals, build relationships that support collaborative work within the department and across the organization and provide exceptional service to patients. Hand dexterity, hearing and visual acuity to respond to a patient or take direction from a provider, apply and remove casts and other orthopedic devices, adjust equipment, observe and describe patient observations. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Preferred: Three years of related patient care experience preferred including orthopedic exposure. Demonstrated ability with casting and orthopedic bracing preferred. Standards of Respect: We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial - for our patients and for each other. We're expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talentacquisition@umassmemorial.org. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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