Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Plastic Surgery
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 564813
Date Posted: 3/23/2021
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: PCH is hiring a medical assistant who is trained in casting! The MA will support our busy Plastic Surgery division and will be responsible for rooming patients as well as placing casts on patients. Ideal candidate will have 1--2 years’ experience in casting is preferred but we are willing to train if the casting experience is not specific to hand. On days when the hand surgery team is not in clinic, the MA will be assisting in our busy Complex Wound Clinic. MA must be willing to travel to our multiple locations across Phoenix Metro. Mileage is reimbursed.

Under the guidance of the orthopaedic physicians and providers, this position completes tasks assigned and duties that are pertinent to patient care in the Orthopaedic clinic.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Supports providers with routine clinic care functions, including patient intake, discharge, and follow up care. Records and communicates patient related information to the health care provider.
  2. Applies and removes casts, changes dressings, and removes sutures/staples as directed by the presiding practitioner. The employee documents actions taken, supplies used, techniques utilized, related measurements, etc. in the patient’s electronic medical record according to PCH policy.
  3. Assists providers with the application, adjustment and removal of splints, slings, and other orthopedic DME related appliances.
  4. Manages patient calls by coordinating with other health care professionals to complete patient requests and documents a phone note when applicable.
  5. Prepares and administers medications and processes medication refills as directed by provider.
  6. Demonstrates infection control standards related to hand washing and standard precautions.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Graduate of a Medical Assisting program. Required
2. Graduate of a Medical Assisting program that is accredited by CAAHEP or ABHES Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. One year of prior orthopedic experience in a similar clinic Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current BLS certification for Health care Provider from the American Heart Association. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Ability to create positive rapport with the patients and their family members while working in a stressful health care environment. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
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