Job: Medical Assistant (Breast Surgery)

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Job Description

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has beautiful state-of-the-art integrated Cancer and Women's Centers, with locations strategically located throughout the Valley. Each one provides a superior cancer care environment with a full spectrum of cancer related services for patients. Our multi-disciplinary team approach includes surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, women's centers, diagnostic imaging services, social service support, nutritionist, integrative services, and genetic counseling.

Ironwood  Women's Center 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 required.
  • Oncology experience 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."