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Orthopedic Medical Assistant / Orthopedic Tech(OTC) - Orthopedics, Spine & Sports Medicine

Division: Torrance Memorial Physician Network

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Torrance

Orthopedic Medical Assistant / Orthopedic Tech(OTC) - Orthopedics, Spine & Sports Medicine

This is an exciting and challenging Orthopedic Medical Assistant / Orthopedic Tech role assisting providers and other members of the health care team in clinic by performing a variety of back office and patient-related tasks to ensure smooth work flows within the department and an excellent experience for the patient. We are seeking a positive, energetic team-player that enjoys providing outstanding customer service. This position requires multi-tasking, strong communication and people skills, accuracy, attention to detail and strong attendance record.

This position performs a variety of patient care procedures within the Orthopedic Medical Assistant / Orthopedic Tech scope of practice. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage patient care flow by rooming patients in a timely manner, assuring x-rays are completed and informing physician when patient is ready to be seen.
  • Perform a broad spectrum of duties including pre-visit preparation, assisting with the patient visit, and post-visit duties
  • Remove sutures, staples, Steinman pins and K-wires
  • Change dressing and care for wounds.
  • Apply, adjust and remove casts.
  • Assist with aspirations, prepare injections (set up ultrasound)
  • Blood drawing for PRP injections if certified
  • Measure and fit patients for braces and other orthopedic devices.
  • Order medical supplies and manage DME inventory
  • Assist Orthopedic Surgeon in reduction of fractures.
  • Instruct patient in pre and post-operative care.
  • Instruct patient in proper care of cast and splints.
  • Phone and chart medication and refills ordered by the physician.
  • Manage physical therapy orders
  • Clean and stock patient exam and treatment rooms.
  • Adhere to established clinic/office policy and procedure directives
  • EMR documentation

Educational Requirement:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Completion of a recognized Orthopedic Technologists (OTC) program preferred
  • Graduation from an accredited Medical Assisting program; certified Medical Assistant (CMA) preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Prior Cerner and Nextgen experience a plus
  • Minimum 2 years Ortho Tech / Medical Assistant experience, including 1year orthopedic experience.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to stephanie.roman@tmmc.com