United Surgical Partners International Inc (USPI)
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Optimum Surgery Center is a single-specialty pain-management center. We are part of the USPI family; a titan in the outpatient surgical industry.
Medical assistance perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. A professional in this role manages both clerical and administrative duties within our surgical center.
Administrative duties include: answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patients' medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and bookkeeping.
Clinical duties vary according to state law and include: taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination.
Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They also arrange examining-room instruments and equipment, purchase and maintain supplies and equipment, and keep waiting and examining rooms neat and clean. Medical assistants should not be confused with physician assistants, who examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician.
- Applicants usually need a high school diploma or the equivalent. A certification as a medical assistant is preferred.
- Medical assistants deal with the public; therefore, they must be neat and well groomed and have a courteous, pleasant manner.
- Medical assistants must be able to put patients at ease and explain physicians' instructions.