Hours may vary depending on clinic needs. Weekend rotation every 8-10 weeks from 11am-3pm in Urgent Care and occasional holiday coverage as needed. Additional hours may be required during peak periods. Schedule will be discussed at interview.
Assist with the delivery of patient care for University Health Services, primarily assigned to Sports Medicine Clinic.
Assists with the evaluation and care of patients to be seen by UHS providers. Performs department specific procedures and treatments such as patient intake data collection, EKGs, peak flows, vision testing, nebulizer therapy, ear irrigations, wound care, crutch fitting and teaching. Applies of upper and lower extremity plaster splints and fiberglass cast, prefabricated orthopedic devices, and fabricates thermoplastic splints as directed. Assists with reductions of fractures and dislocations, invasive procedures and minor surgeries. Performs routine maintenance on casting equipment and ensures cleanliness and safety of orthopedic equipment and casting room. Assists with minor surgeries, participates in patient health teaching, and performs office nursing tasks. Exhibits customer service-oriented behavior and excellent pubic relations skills. Demonstrates professional and team oriented behavior.
Other related functions as assigned.
High school graduation or GED. Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program, certificate of registration as a Medical Assistant, or formal medical services training in the United States Armed Forces. Orthopedic Technician certification or successful completion of certification exam within one year of hire. CPR certification with 90 days of hire. One year's experience in an outpatient orthopedic or sports medicine clinic. Proficiency in the application and removal of cast and splints. Experience with and a moderate comfort level using a personal computer. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse community and provider services from a non-judgmental perspective. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Two years experience as an Orthopedic Technician/Medical Assistant. More than one year of experience in an ambulatory, outpatient or urgent care clinic, emergency room or outpatient orthopedic clinic. Certification in Orthopedic Technology. Experience using electronic medical records. Demonstrated good communication skills, interpersonal skills, team-building skills, and professional demeanor.
May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Exposure to fumes, chemicals, sprays, and commercial items found in standard office conditions, medical clinics, and in repairs and maintenance.