Reporting to the Director of Health Services Operations in the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM), the Medical Assistant supports the delivery of care to patients of the Foot and Ankle Institute, Ambulatory Surgical Center, Temple Total Therapy and associated satellite practices. Tasks include taking patients vital signs, weight, documenting health history and related medical information in patient's electronic health records; communicating with patients and other health care providers by telephone and other secure media; administering injections, ordering and scheduling laboratory tests and managing related specimens; scheduling patient's 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 two (2) 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
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