Job: Medical Assistant (Breast Surgery)

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Job Description

Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers is an oncology practice the offers advanced therapies and a multidisciplinary approach in effectively treating cancer. This care includes the diagnosis and treatment of both benign and malignant breast disease. In Ironwood’s cancer network we provide the highest quality breast care through clinical excellence, comprehensive services, and a dedication to our patients.

Ironwood Services:

  • Minimally invasive diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound-guided and stereotactic biopsies.
  • A wide range of surgical treatment options for breast cancer patients including:
    • Skin-sparing mastectomy
    • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
    • Oncoplastics, which refers to techniques utilized during partial mastectomy to improve cosmetic outcome

The role of the Medical Assistant is a key member of the Physician Practice and provides clinical expertise to ensure all patients receive high quality; efficient care. The medical assistant performs delegated medical functions under the direction of a provider, authorized practitioner or RN in the delivery of care. This position is for the East Valley.

This is a full-time, day position working 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports providers in the delivery of patient care services and office operations.
  • Prepares examining areas and patients for examination, procedure or treatment by a provider or authorized practitioner.
  • Obtains vital signs and records patient’s medical history and other relevant data.
  • Assists provider with patient examinations, treatments and/or procedures.
  • Administers injections or assists with treatments/procedures under direction of authorized practitioner.
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  • Assists with scheduling of tests and treatments.
  • Answers telephone calls and other general office functions.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of HIPAA rules & regulations.
  • Knowledge of diagnostic testing and radiation procedures, preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills.
  • Knowledge of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS coding.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Internet.
  • Willing to travel between offices.
  • Stable work history, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to obtain vital signs and take instructions from Physicians.
  • Must be able to relate well to patients.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Education and Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years’ surgical experience highly preferred.
  • Graduation from a medical assistant program.
  • National MA Certification a plus (or must obtain within 90 days).

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, PTO and Holidays, 401K, and more.  We offer a caring work environment and are an E.O.E.

Please visit our website at "Outsmarting Cancer One Patient at a Time."