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Medical Assistant - Plastics

Akron, Ohio
Job Type
19 May 2023
Position Summary

The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting Physicians and/or Mid-level Providers in the clinic setting. Duties include: rooming patients, obtaining medical histories, completing thorough documentation in EMR, preparation of injections, front desk phone calls, assisting with procedures, including the application and removal of casts and the fitting and educational use of Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Assists in general maintenance of equipment, supplies, and exam rooms.

Essential Job Functions/Accountabilities

Utilizes medical skills to provide support to patients and health care staff under the supervision of a licensed provider or nurse. Prepares EMR for new patients. Ensures that proper patient forms are complete, current, and entered into the computer.

Checks EMR for progress notes and stat orders, prepares charge tickets and acts on any stat orders. Runs charge tickets and patient specific forms. Updates health maintenance at patient visit, accurately identifies medication changes and updates allergy information at each visit. Initiates radiology order entry for physician to sign.

Monitors and communicates changes in patient condition to licensed provider or nurse. Gathers information for outside testing if required. Obtains authorizations from insurance companies for testing and injections. Provides back-up coverage and assists in daily office routine when needed in other areas.

Monitors patient waiting area. Monitors and maintains office equipment; Orders office supplies, orthopaedic/medical equipment, and supplies. Cleans, sterilizes, and stocks/maintains examination rooms and equipment.

Maintains cleanliness of all clinical areas and exam rooms; restocks and orders supplies within budgetary constraints; checks and cleans equipment, makes minor adjustments, reports need for repair or maintenance to manager.

Assists physicians and/or physician's assistant with special procedures, gathers necessary equipment of instruments, positions patient and responds to instructions given by physician or mid-level provider.

Prepares laboratory requisitions, arranges for transport of specimens to laboratory as appropriate. Removal of sutures, staples, dressing and wraps; application and removal of casts and splints.

Application and patient education on DME. Preparation and drawing up of injections. Gathers necessary data and instructional materials for discharged patients, ensures that patient is aware of any necessary follow-up appointment times and locations.

Provides patient education on physician's plan of care (hand-outs/return demonstration etc.). Ensures charge tickets are marked appropriately for injection and/or equipment and supplies are given to patient. Attends in-services and departmental meetings.

All other duties not specifically assigned.

Position Requirements

Education: Graduate of a recognized Medical Assistant Program.

Experience: One (1) to two (2) years of demonstrated experience as a Medical Assistant preferred.

Technical/Certifications/Licenses/Registrations: Current Certification as a Medical Assistant required within six (6) months of hire. BLS required within three (3) months of hire

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center is nationally renowned and the destination point for Orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and reconstructive care! In fact, we are one of just 13 hospitals in the nation- and the only one in Ohio -to earn Joint Commission certifications in total hip, total knee, total shoulder, and spinal fusion procedures. Crystal Clinic is comprised of knowledgeable specialists and wonderful employees who focus on providing patient centered, high quality, value based care to enhance the lifestyle of the patients we serve.

We are looking for individuals to join Crystal Clinic who are goal-oriented, career motivated, and want to have an impact in today's world while developing themselves in a challenging and rewarding field.


Employees may elect to participate in a variety benefit programs. Eligibility to participate will require the fulfillment of applicable waiting periods and satisfaction of eligibility requirements.

Life Insurance (100% Employer paid)
Short & Long Term Disability (100% Employer paid)
Flexible Spending Account
Health Savings Account
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program

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  • Job Reference: 1010173918-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent