Reporting to the Director of Health Services Operations in the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM), the Senior Medical Assistant coordinates the clinical support functions of care module(s) and provides support for the delivery of care to patients of the Foot and Ankle Institute, Ambulatory Surgical Center, Temple Total Therapy and associated satellite practices. Tasks include Medical Assistant workflow coordination, collaboration with clinical faculty to anticipate patient needs and minimize patient cycle times, taking patients vital signs, weight, documenting health history and related medical information in patients' electronic health records; communicating with patients and other healthcare providers by telephone and other secure media; administering injections, ordering and scheduling laboratory tests and managing related specimens; scheduling patients' appointments and surgical procedures, registering and discharging patients; accepting payments for services and products; completing documents related to physician referrals, prescriptions and diagnostic testing; ordering, receiving and securing diagnostic imaging, medical and surgical supplies; ensuring that exam rooms are prepared for patient care; performing quality control testing as required; sterilizing instruments; creating and maintains logs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Current certification (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and at least three (3) years related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated familiarity with medical terminology. * Must possess effective and professional communication and organizational skills. * Demonstrated ability to maintain positive interactions with the patients, their families and associated medical professionals in a respectful and courteous manner. * Must be self-motivated and able to adapt to change and work under stressful circumstances. * Demonstrated proficiency in the operations of clinical equipment.
This position requires a background check
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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