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Medical Assistant III

Company: UCLA Health
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesThe Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for providing clinical and technical support assisting the physicians in the provision of medical care to patients for full scope of Orthopaedic services. The duties of a medical assistant involve completing routine patient care Will float to Santa Monica and Westwood Clinics. Clinical duties include preparing patients for visits, assisting physicians during visits and coordinating patient treatment plans at time of discharge. The MA is responsible for providing basic DME fitting, Ultrasound, or other procedure set up and support, blood draws, specimen collection and preparation depending on clinical and provider needs. The MA will provide support with charting, billing, data collections, and other duties as assigned by her direct or indirect supervisor. The MA will provide coverage in Westwood, Santa Monica, and Spine Center.
Administrative duties include, but not limited to scheduling appointments, calling patients to confirm appointments, updating and or verifying insurance. Other duties as assigned my manager or lead.QualificationsMedical Assistant with AD in Applied Science. AAMA certification required.Will accept applicants with a current Medical Assistant Certificate.At least two-year medical office experience required. At least two-years full-time work experience in a hospital, clinic or office setting working directly in the treatment of the Orthopaedic patient(s).Ability to work with the physical demands of standing 80% of the day, lifting limbs and patients of various weights in the course of casting, medical procedures, or other clinic needs.Skill in independently composing correspondence in standard correct grammar.Skill in organizing work flow to meet deadlinesSkill in establishing and maintaining complex filing systems (general and research).Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly using appropriate English vocabulary and grammar to obtain and convey information to individuals at various organizational levels.Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect importance of job responsibilities.Skill in exchanging ideas and opinions with others to increase efficiency of office procedures.Skill in collaborating with colleagues and administrators. Knowledge of CPT and ICD 10 codes for billingWorking knowledge of Microsoft Professional, Microsoft Word, and various software programs.Knowledge and ability to practice aseptic technique when assisting with procedures and wound careAbility to perform independently and complete assignments with minimum direction and supervision.At least two-year medical office experience required.Working knowledge of medical terminology.Ability to triage medical problems within scope of job responsibilities.Ability to take direction from physicians and medical providers and work collaboratively with other staff members.Interpersonal skills to deal with patients, staff and volunteers of diverse educational, economical and cultural backgrounds.Ability to work in busy setting with conflicting demands.Professional and enthusiastic attitude and demeanor with a belief in patient-centered care.Previous cast/splinting experience is preferred.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: UCLA Health, Los Angeles , Medical Assistant III, Healthcare , Los Angeles, California

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