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Medical University of South Carolina MUSCP - Certified Medical Assistant - PRN - Florence Orthopaedics in Florence, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUSC Physicians (MUSCP) (http://www.muschealth.org/muscppublic/)

Hours per week: PRN (as needed only)

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: times and hours vary per need of clinic

Pay Basis/FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose : The Medical Assistant assist in the provision of patient care by performing assigned tasks according to policy and address the developmental and age related needs of the patient. He/she will assist in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. The Medical Assistant must assist in the assessment of patient responses to interventions by performing and recording routine vital signs then performing initial interview to obtain patient data. In addition, he/she must identify abnormal assessments of findings, communicating findings to physician, and document assessment findings in the appropriate format. The Medical Assistant must document all activities according to defined guidelines by completing all documentation requirements in a timely manner by including thorough and complete information and properly identifying self on all patient records. He/she will assist in the education process for the patient by providing information to assist in patient/family learning, and obtaining appropriate educational sheets for patient and place in chart. The Medical Assistant should obtain referral appointments, prior authorizations, and medicine for patients as needed. The Medical Assistant should demonstrate performance consistent with the mission and goals of the practice and organization; remain flexible to changing systems; and treats staff, physicians, patients, and visitors with consideration and respect. The Medical Assistant will perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Training and Education: Certified Medical Assistants who have graduated with one year of accredited schooling and have taken and passed the Medical Assistance Certification exam. One year experience preferred in a healthcare setting.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Medical Assistant Certificate from an accredited school. BLS Mandatory.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Continuous requirements are to perform job functions while standing, walking and sitting. Ability to bend at the waist, kneel, climb stairs, reach in all directions, fully use both hands and legs, possess good finger dexterity, perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders, reach in all directions. Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. Maintain 20/40 vision corrected, see and recognize objects close at hand and at a distance, work in a latex safe environment and work indoors. Frequently lift, lower, push and pull and/or carry objects weighing 50 lbs (+/-) unassisted, exert up to 50 lbs of force, lift from 36" to overhead 50 lbs. Infrequently work in dusty areas and confined/cramped spaces.

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