STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Assists in
the delivery of primary heath care and patient management.
EDUCATION: High School diploma
or GED required. Valid GA LPN license
EXPERIENCE: Highly prefer one
year of work experience. Appropriate education or certification may
be substituted for experience. Will consider other combinations of
work experience and settings.
JOB RELATIONS: Supervises no
other personnel. Reports directly to Clinical Supervisor.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in a
fast-paced, well-lit, comfort controlled medical office. High
traffic area. Work may be stressful. Interaction with
others may be constant and interruptive. Occasional irregular
hours. Frequent exposure to communicable disease, toxic
substances, medical preparations, and other conditions common to a
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires full
range of body motion including handling and moving patients, manual
and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Involves
substantial standing and walking. Possess the ability to respond to
Ability and knowledge to perform medical
assistant care. Knowledge of examination, diagnostic, and
treatment room procedures. Knowledge of medical equipment and
instruments to administer patient care. Ability to react calmly and
effectively in emergency situations. Ability to interpret,
adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures. Knowledge of
common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work
environment. Skill in assisting in a variety of treatments
and medications as directed. Skill in taking vital signs.
Skill in maintaining records and recording test results.
Skill in developing and maintaining department quality
assurance. Skill in establishing and maintaining
working relationships with physicians, patients, employees, and
the public. Possess good written and verbal communication
skills. Always presents a professional image. Ability to do
detailed and accurate work. Utilize time management skills.
Answer telephone in a professional manner. Read, understand,
and follow oral and written instruction. Recognize, evaluate,
solve problems, and correct errors. Maintain productivity and
- 1)Responsible for assisting the physician(s) in the care of
patients to assure optimal medical care.
a)Keeps appointments flowing smoothly to assure all patients are
seen timely, and the
b)Takes patient's history. This includes but not limited
to chief complaint, family history, and drug allergies physician's
time is well-managed
c) Posts daily patient schedule and keeps physician(s)
informed of appointments
d) Greets and escorts patient to treatment room
e) Retrieves patient information in computer before physician
enters treatment room
f)Prepares (as trained) patients for exam/procedure
g)Assists (as trained) physician(s) in the exam/procedure
h)Schedules testing. Such as CTs, MRIs, Xrays, etc.
-distributes pamphlets and
-gives care instructions
*i) Responsible for patient education:
-answers patients questions
*j) Tracks pending surgeries and surgical clearances
*k) Applies dressing changes and performs suture removals
l)Promptly responds to any intercom call and/or any physicians'
m)Assist physician(s) with hospital consults (as
n)Observes sterilization guidelines
o)Prepares treatment room for next patient (includes cleaning,
stocking, and instruments ready)
p)Responds to emergency situations confidently and
q)After exam/procedures checks chart and charge sheets for
accuracy and completeness before directing patients to front
r)Assists in scheduling follow-up appointments
s)Coordinates peer to peer reviews with insurance company
*Performs these Essential Functions only under a physician's
Patient-Call (as assigned)
*1) Responsible for handling by phone or mail questions and
requests from patients regarding their medical care.
a)Promptly receives and responds to incoming phone
b)Answers questions and requests regarding follow-up care,
prescriptions, laboratory results, etc.
c)Documents all questions, requests, and answers in log
d)Contacts patients to explain diagnosis of orthopedic problem
or other abnormalities, and set up surgery.
e)Screens calls for physician(s) as appropriate.
f)Reviews blood/lab (biopsy) reports with other medical
assistants and staff as appropriate.
g)Sends out as appropriate copies of pathology and blood
reports, etc. to patients and their physician(s) as requested.
h)Daily copies patient-call notes for transcriptionist.
i)Maintains a clean and organized work area.
j) Informs doctors of blood work reports and abnormalities.
1)Must attend staff meetings and in-service programs.
2)Keeps up-to-date on all pertinent information affecting job
and patient care.
3)Maintains accurate, complete, and timely patient records.
4)Maintains patient confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
5)Verifies low stock/supplies and orders as appropriate.
6)Timely checks and puts away stock, supplies, and laundry,
7)Charts in medical records as appropriate.
8)Monitors drug samples and sales people.
-Assures drug reps do not stock
-Regularly organizes drug shelf
-Disposes of expired drug samples
10) Responsible for maintaining an updated crash cart.
11)Maintains a clean and safe work area.
12)Remains in compliance with
OSHA-Bloodborne Pathogen Standard guidelines including universal
precautions, personal protective equipment, and housekeeping,
13)Remains in compliance with
OSHA/Hazardous Communication Standard guidelines and Clinic
Laboratory Improvement Act Standards.
14)Assists with phone calls.
15)Takes pictures of patient's conditions as requested by
16) Maintains prepared sterile packs and transets
17) Maintains physicians' recorders and tapes.
18)Turns on/off computers and work stations at the start and end
of each work day.
19)Trains new employees.
20)Keeps kitchen and restrooms clean and safe.
21)Keeps treatment rooms clean and stocked (supplies, pamphlets,
22)Keeps management timely informed.
23)Performs other duties as requested.
Southern Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is an equal
opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for
employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or