Medical Assistant - Rheumatology

Job Title: Medical Assistant - Rheumatology

Department: Nursing

Reports To: Nursing Manager

Location: Allentown

Employee Type: Full-Time

To ensure patient and physician needs are met by providing Patient Care Excellence. 

Essential Functions:
  • Escort Patient to exam room and prepare for physical evaluation by obtaining vital signs.
  • Conduct patient interview to obtain medical history, including past medical, surgical and family history, allergies, review medications and present condition.
  • Verify all paperwork is complete, review all systems in EMR, record all changes.
  • Review chart for completeness and accuracy by ensuring all pertinent lab reports and diagnostics are available and last physician note is in chart.
  • Display MRI films or other studies brought by patient for office visit.
  • Triage patient phone calls and patient cases in EMR.
  • Review lab results in EMR, compare to prior lab studies, and communicate current results to physician. Advise patient as per physician order.
  • Check Rheumatology mailbox daily. Review with physician.
  • Assist physician with procedures.
  • Assist patients with mobility. Provide wheelchair and help patient to next area as needed.
  • Return un-needed diagnostic studies to patient and record in EMR.
  • Prepare injections for physician.
  • Prepare specimens to send to lab.
  • Document all injections, prescriptions, casts/splints, DME's dispensed in EMR.
  • Provide patient education as needed.
  • Management of all Infusion and Osteoporosis medication including insurance verification/authorization, orders, labs, appointments and communication with outpatient infusion centers for coordination of care.
  • Review physician schedules/templates in EMR, make any necessary changes. Communicate changes to Administration and managers.
  • Prepare exam rooms. Clean and disinfect any contaminated counters or exam tables.
  • Inventory and restock work areas.
  • Dispose of bio-hazardous waste.
  • Act as patient / physician liaison by communicating patient information in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Place x-ray orders in EMR.
  • Ensure patient and personal safety while in office.
  • Follow blood borne pathogen policy.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient information and comply with HIPAA regulations.
  • Attend in-house continuing education seminars offered to staff.
  • Record all needed information into EMR.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Formal training as a Medical Assistant; one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program; holds a current certification
  • Current CPR/AED Certification
  • Required Certifications:
    • Act 34 PA Criminal Background.
    • Act 151 PA Child Abuse History.
    • Act 114 FBI Cogent Clearance Fingerprinting.
  • Computer experience
  • Customer service skills
  • Knowledge of third-party insurance
  • Previous medical office experience including surgical and office scheduling and patient education
  • Excellent verbal communications skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Team player
  • Rheumatology experience required
  • Bi-Lingual/Spanish skills for interpreting a plus

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists has been the preferred choice of the Lehigh Valley for comprehensive orthopaedic care for over forty years. Our mission is to be the region’s premier medical provider focused exclusively on orthopaedic care. To achieve this mission, OAA Orthopaedic Specialists seeks to employ individuals that strive to put the needs of our patients first and foremost. With internationally-renowned physicians, state-of-the-art technologies, and various locations, OAA is home to some of the area’s best and brightest employees.

Our employees strive to provide a quality patient-centered experience to our patients and their families. OAA offers a great benefits package to include Health/Dental/Vision, Company paid Life/LTD and AD&D insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, and a 401(k) retirement plan after 1 year of service.

OAA is an equal-opportunity employer.
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