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Orthopedic Medical Assistant

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Location: -CHA Cambridge Hospital -Work Days: -M-F 8-5:30 - -Category: -Medical Assistant - -Department: -CHA Bone & Joint Center Cambridge - -Job Type: Full time - -Work Shift: Day -Hours/Week: 40.00 -Union: Yes -Union Name: CH Laborers 380DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:CHA has an expert orthopedics team that understands bones, muscles, and joints. Our services range from injury evaluation to complex surgery, depending on your specific health needs. We believe that our team provides care that meets or exceeds that found in most other Boston-area hospitals. And, as part of a regional healthcare system, we see patients at three convenient Boston-area locations: CHA Assembly Square, Cambridge Hospital, and the CHA Malden Care Center. - -Summary:
--- Under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse and the Provider, provides patient centered care on stable patient populations and treatment of orthopedic patients, including casting, bracing.Responsibilities:
--- Assists Provider/Nursing with patient care and rooming of clinic patients; properly fits and applies preoperative braces, crutches, and other soft goods; assists in preparation for and application of casts and orthopedic appliances; changes dressings; removes sutures, casts, and splints.
--- Assists Providers and nurses with orthopedic procedures, including procedures, including wound care, aspirations, minor surgical procedures, fractured reductions, etc.; instructs patients in cast and traction care and the use of orthopedic appliances.
--- Maintains clean and well-stocked cast and soft goods room; orders special supplies and/or equipment.
--- Coordinated data collection resources for the clinic information systems.
--- Remains current with orthopedic trends, care and supplies; performs other duties as assigned.
--- Basic knowledge of MS Office Software, including Excel and Word.
--- Maintains strict confidentiality and professionalism in all communications with physicians, patients, staff and professional contacts.
--- Be able to multi-task and prioritize tasks.
--- Be able to work independently and as a team player.
--- Must be able to exercise initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision making skills to achieve organizational objectives.
--- Be able to multi-task and prioritize tasks.
--- Be able to work independently and as a team player.
--- Ability to articulate descriptions of orthopedic conditions based upon a basic understanding of anatomical structures and their relationship with one another.
--- Ability to apply and remove upper and lower extremity casts.
--- Understanding of theory and application of skin and skeletal fraction.
--- Understanding of the proper application of aseptic techniques in dressing change and in setting up surgical fields.
--- Understand and establish policy and procedure directives.
--- Other duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Other information:
High School Diploma
--- Certifications:
Maintains current Basic Life Support "C" certification, Certification from Accredited Institution for Orthopedic Professionals Required
--- Work Experience:
A minimum of 1 year of Ambulatory Orthopedic Clinic experience preferred.
--- Linguistic Capabilities:
Knowledge of a second language preferred.
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In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.
- Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.
Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.
At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville , Orthopedic Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Somerville, Massachusetts

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