Medical Assistant – UMG-Orthopedics

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Additional Links: This position is Benefit eligible; click here for an overview of available benefits. This position is covered by the UHP Bargaining Unit; click here to review the current UHP Contract. This position is in salary group UHP-03; click here to review the current UHP Pay Plan Excellence, Teamwork, Leadership and Innovation. These are the values that define UConn Health, and we are looking for team members that share these same values. Our top-rated organization is looking for a Medical Assistant to join our patient-focused care team. This full-time position is with UMG-Orthopaedics in the UConn Medical Group (“UMG”) located in Farmington, CT. At UConn Health, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in scheduling, patient flow, assisting with patients and routine clinical tasks in an outpatient, inpatient or specialty setting. You must be currently registered as a Certified Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse (“LPN”), or Emergency Medical Technician (“EMT”) at the time of application to be qualified for this position. It is REQUIRED that you upload a current MA, LPN, or EMT credentials/certification EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Maintains smooth and efficient patient flow; may perform routine procedures i.e., vital signs, height, weight, visual acuity, urine testing, in accordance with protocols; Prepares patients; assists with exams and special procedures; Instructs patients as outlined for basic diagnostic procedures/ treatments/specimen collections; Refers patients to appropriate physician/nursing staff when special needs are identified; Reports pertinent observations to nurse and/or physician; Charts activities in the record; Participates in implementation of care plans; Attends interdisciplinary meetings; prepares rooms and work area for clinics, including stocking of rooms and carts; Inventories and orders equipment; Checks equipment and reports that which is malfunctioning; answers phone and performs clerical work as needed; Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITY: Knowledge of medical assisting practices; Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, routines; Considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: General Experience: Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program [CAAHEP or ABHES] and designation as a Certified Medical Assistant [CMA] by AAMA or an equivalent certifying body, OR Designation as a credentialed medical assistant (ABR-OE) from AAMA or an equivalent certifying body, OR A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), OR A Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess and maintain certification/credentialing as a medical assistant, certification as an EMT, or State of CT Licensure as an LPN. Must possess and maintain American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers. This is the only accepted credential. Other CPR/AED credentials may be accepted at hire but incumbents will be required to obtain American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within six (6) months of hire and maintain through employment. May travel to satellite offices PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: EPIC experience Experience working with orthopedic patients in an outpatient setting SCHEDULE: This position is full time at 40 hours per week. Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. FULL TIME MINIMUM EQUIVALENT SALARY: $51,293.00 Why UConn Health UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.

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