Sr. Medical Assistant at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Surgery is currently seeking a Sr. Medical Assistant. The incumbent in this position does patient clinic flow, obtains vital signs and patient information for inclusion in patients electronic medical record such as medication, medical and surgical history. Administers injections or treatments, performs routine laboratory tests, and assists in other patient care activities which include but are not limited to dressing changes, drain removal, suture and staple removal. Prepares treatment room for examination of patients and for office procedures. Sets up all supplies and/or sterile trays needed for visits. Assists with physical examinations and handing instruments and materials to the doctor as directed. Provides patients with basic instruction and information regarding examination procedures, obtains consents for procedures. Provides patient education, ASPS consents, pre-op instructions and any additional information as needed. Places orders for imaging studies such as X-Rays, ultrasounds, MRI's, mammograms, etc. and routes requests to physicians to sign. Assists with requests of FMLA, return to work, Short Term Disability, Home Health Care orders, and other forms requested by patients. Cleans and sterilizes medical instruments while observing the principles of sterile technique. Update of instrument sterilization log daily. Preforms weekly and monthly maintenance for autoclave. Cleans patient rooms, stocks, changes biohazard bags and checks/changes sharp containers ensuring rooms are ready for the following clinic day. Schedules patients for tests and completes required forms for laboratory work. Prepares clinic for the following day making sure all information needed such as pathology reports, imaging reports, labs/culture results, etc. are available for physicians at time of patient appointment. Keeps up with daily clinic logs such as AED, refrigerator temperatures, eye wash station, etc. Maintains accurate and complete patient records and documentation. Triages and answers daily incoming phone calls and emails to optimize patient care. Routes calls/emails properly when needed. Calls in prescriptions to pharmacies as directed by physicians, Orders, stocks, and inventories supplies, inventories of medication. Escorts and transports patients to various hospital locations. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: High school diploma or equivalent education is required. Medical Assistant diploma, HIV certification and CPR are required. Three years of experience is required.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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