Medical Assistant I Certified – Orthopaedics

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Job ID: 101875
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Faculty Physicians
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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The Department of Orthopaedics at UNC is built upon core values that encompass clinical care, operations, teaching, research, and an unwavering commitment to our people. Nestled within our team is a group of exceptionally skilled and patient-centered individuals, comprising physicians, physician extenders, and staff. Their collective expertise equips us to address a diverse array of musculoskeletal needs within our community. Our specialized network includes experts focused on sports medicine, re-injury prevention, hand/wrist/elbow, knee & hip, foot & ankle, orthopedic oncology, pediatrics, and trauma services.

Spanning across four locations, namely UNC Orthopaedics at Carolina Pointe II, UNC Orthopaedics Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, UNC Orthopaedics-Weaver Crossing near the Chapel Hill/Durham border, and our newest addition, UNC Orthopaedics at Panther Creek in Cary, our facilities are strategically positioned to serve a wider population.

Should you join our department, you’d become part of a uniquely skilled and motivated team comprising athletic trainers, nurses, medical assistants, and orthopaedic cast technicians. Our exclusive cadre of orthopaedic physicians and advanced practice providers is deeply dedicated to ensuring exceptional and equitable care for every patient in our communities. This environment offers an opportunity to work and grow alongside a talented team, contributing to our shared goal of delivering outstanding patient care.

Summary:
The Medical Assistant I, Certified provides routine clinical and administrative support to providers and other health care team members in an outpatient clinic setting. The Medical Assistant I, Certified works under the clinical supervision of the provider for patient care activities, and under the general direction of the designated manager/supervisor for non-clinical responsibilities.

This position qualifies for a $5,000 incentive. To learn more visit: https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/incentive-programs

The schedule expectations for this role will be Monday-Friday 8a-5p 

Responsibilities:
1. Performs rooming and/or intake process, collecting and data, including vital signs, height, weight, and data related to patient’s reason for visit.
2. Collects patient and family data, including medical and social history.
3. Reviews patient’s current medication list, allergies and preferred pharmacy.
4. Assists the provider as directed, during treatments, examinations and procedures.
5. Collects specimens and performs phlebotomy.
6. Administers medications under the direction of a provider.
7. Performs tests, for examples EKG, eye exams, under the direction of a provider.
8. Reviews the patient record to determine whether patient requires any routine health screenings.
9. Ensures exam/procedure room contains appropriate supplies, equipment, forms and educational materials are available and ready for use during visit/procedure.
10. Provides patient with after-visit, follow-up, self-care or procedural instructions and/or educational materials as directed.
11. Prepares, cleans, stocks and maintains exam and treatment rooms.
12. Cleans and sterilizes instruments.
13. Assists with patient registration, check in/check out, appointment scheduling, and scheduling of tests and treatments, and referrals.
14. Answers clinic telephone and assists in-basket under the direction of a provider or nurse.
15. Assists in emergency situations as directed by a provider or nurse.

Education Requirements:
● Requires high school diploma or GED.
● Completion of a Medical Assisting program accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is strongly preferred but not required.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Requires Medical Assistant certification by either the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), National Health Career Association (CCMA), National Association of Health Professionals (NRCMA), or National Center for Competency Testing (NCMA).
● Basic Life Support Certification from American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Prior medical assistant or medical assistant externship experience preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Ability to perform the essential functions of the position as outlined above.
● Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
● Demonstrated ability to engage positively with patients and families and to work as a team with staff and providers.
● Ability to use a computer to document required information into the electronic medical record.

Job Details
Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Faculty Physicians

Organization Unit: SOM Amb Care-ACC-Orthopa

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $17.50 – $24.63 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

 

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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