Per Diem Nurse or Medical Assistant

University Surgical Associates, Rhode Island’s largest multidisciplinary surgical group, is seeking a Per Diem Nurse or Medical Assistant to travel to multiple sites as needed. The Medical Assistant will work closely with our providers and the Clinical Nurse Supervisor to room patients and ensure necessary medical documentation is entered into our electronic health record, maintain exam rooms, sterilize instruments and assist with office surgical procedures. Interested candidates must be ready to work in a fast paced, exciting environment, be ambitious and be willing to work as part of a team while maintaining expert handling of patient issues and confidentiality.

University Surgical Associates provides state of the art care, with over 48 surgeons who have been recognized for their experience in highly specialized areas of surgery including Bariatric, Colorectal, Endocrinology, General, Hepatobiliary, Pediatric, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic, Transplant, Trauma and Vascular. Our company fosters and encourages growth among our employees while providing excellent service and care to our patients.

Duties Include

Preparing examination rooms for physician needs during office hours while maintaining proper cleaning, upkeep and stocking of supplies in assigned examination rooms. 
Proper handling, cleaning and disposal of all contaminated instruments and/or materials as mandated by OSHA. 
Organizing minor surgical kits and assisting Physicians with minor surgical procedures when needed. 
Obtaining and properly documenting in the electronic medical record the patient’s vital signs, past medical, social and surgical history, allergies and medications 
Reviewing patient forms to ensure they are complete and assist patients with completion of the forms if indicated. 
Ensuring continuity of physicians’ schedules. 
Proper labeling and handling of all surgical specimens. Delivery of specimens to the pathology lab. 
Assisting secretarial staff with other duties as necessary in maintaining efficiency in all office responsibilities. 
Making Post Hospital Discharge follow-up phone calls 
Responsible for any other duties, clinical or administrative, as may be assigned by the clinical office manager.

Job Qualifications

Degree from an accredited technical school or certification as a medical assistant. 
2-3 years of relevant surgical support either in a hospital or office setting. 
Medical terminology knowledge
Thorough knowledge of Universal Precautions as well as proper use of personal protective equipment. 
Ability to represent the organization and serve consumers in a professional manner and promote a positive image of the organization and its services. 
Mental and sensory abilities to read, process and interpret medical/surgical data. 
Computer literate with basic knowledge of electronic health record and data entry 
This position requires long periods of standing 

Job Type:

Full Time

Hours:
M-F 8:30am-5pm

Salary grade:
Dependent on experience and qualifications

Travel required?
Possibly, to multiple sites within state

Submission Guidelines: 
Qualified applicants should submit resume and  cover letter to surg.humanresources@brownphysicians.org