Washington University of St. Louis Orthopaedic Surgery in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The position is located at 969 Mason Rd in West St. Louis County. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

Position functions as a Medical Assistant in the department, prepares and maintains exam rooms, prepares charts, obtains reports and records; assists with patient flow and ensures the overall smooth running of the clinical office. Local travel to satellite office will be necessary.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Patient Care Duties
  2. Interacts directly with patients in clinic setting and completes clinical tasks which may include obtaining vital signs, and verification of medications
  3. Prepares for office hours by doing tasks such as obtaining charts, scheduling tests, and preparing exam rooms
  4. Assists with examinations, procedures, and tests
  5. May assist with renewal and authorization of non-narcotic medications per standing orders and department guidelines
  6. May administer medications under the order of physicians or nurse practitioner (this includes vaccines and IM and subcutaneous injections)
  7. Communication and Documentation
  8. Directs patient flow, assists with special procedures/treatments, and completes requisitions
  9. Routes phone messages, patient questions, and telephone communications to appropriate personnel
  10. Assists with care coordination by doing tasks outlined under the department guidelines such as calling patients with test results, scheduling appointments, assisting with return calls; scheduling surgeries, diagnostic procedures, and admissions; and monitoring new and return patient contacts, including scheduling of appointments and follow-up appointments
  11. Completes necessary paperwork and documentation
  12. Documents accurate information in the patient record in a timely manner
  13. Answers basic questions from patient/family regarding treatments, diagnosis, and procedures
  14. Equipment and Supplies
  15. Monitors supply inventory, ensuring adequate supplies, equipment, or garments are available and that they comply with regulations
  16. Cleans and stocks exam rooms and sterilizes instruments
  17. Other Functions
  18. Maintains required HIPAA compliance, skills/competencies and participates in in-services, staff programs, continuing education, and cross-training programs according to established standards and Washington University policies.
  19. Complies with OSHA, state and federal regulatory sources/standards
  20. Participates in quality improvement activities to ensure appropriate clinical outcomes
  21. Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant with a minimum of 2 years of related work experience (examples of related fields include military medic, emergency medical technicians, Nurse’s Aide, physical therapy and nurse technicians, and certified athletic trainers); substitutions include

  • Medical Assistant certification/registration eligible with successful completion of certification exam within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program (such as RN/LPN), or comparable allied health training program with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience

Basic Life Support certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate of a medical assistant program preferred.
  • Orthopaedic experience.
  • Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients, families, significant others, and support staff.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and telephone skills, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of medical terminology, and experience/knowledge working with electronic medical records.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $13.89 - $17.01 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.

Department Summary

Whether suffering from a sports injury, hip pain, back pain or any musculoskeletal condition, Washington University Orthopedics provides a full complement of comprehensive orthopedic services to meet the needs of every patient. Combining the best in both inpatient treatment and outpatient care and rehabilitation, the practice is nationally recognized for outstanding orthopedic care, innovative research and advanced professional training. It is ranked among the best orthopedic practices and holds the distinction of being listed on the Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report. The practice is considered an innovator in both conservative orthopedic care and minimally invasive microsurgical techniques. Affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University Orthopedics has the unique ability to offer inpatient treatment for the most challenging cases within a top-tier academic medical center as well as outpatient surgery and care across the St. Louis region in Chesterfield, Town & Country, South County and the Central West End. The practice offers expertise in ten orthopedic subspecialties – foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, cancer, pediatric and adolescent orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), shoulder and elbow, spine (including scoliosis), sports medicine and fracture care/trauma. The orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing safe, compassionate and family-centered care for both simple and complex orthopedic conditions. Because of the skill and experience of the doctors and staff, it is the official medical provider for the St. Louis Blues hockey team, Washington University varsity athletics and several local school athletic teams. Washington University Orthopedics brings world-class care to patients from all ages and walks of life in St. Louis and the surrounding communities.

Benefits

  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • 22 vacation days

  • 8 Paid Holidays

  • Sick Time

  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Spending Plan

  • Other Benefits

Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Registered Medical Assistant II (West County) - Orthopaedic Surgery - 37055

Job ID: 37055

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular