Ortho Cast Medical Assistant

Requisition ID
2021-156857
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Orthopedic Clinic
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8:00am-5:00pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan Medical Group
Location
WA-BURIEN

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

*** $3,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for fulltime Clinic Medical Assistants positions *** (sign on bonus applies to external hires only and must meet company guidelines for bonus payout)

 

***CAST TECH Training on the job - not required at time of hire***

 

Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a full time Medical Assistant - Ortho Cast Tech for our Franciscan Orthopedic Associates in Burien, WA. This is an opportunity to become a key member of the new Orthopedic and Ortho Spine Clinic. Team based scheduling and weekends off!

 

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.

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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.

 

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