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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has an opening for an experienced, self-motivated, team orientated Medical Assistant.  This role will be to provide skilled support and work collaboratively with other members of the Taubman Orthopaedic Surgery Team


This position is located in the Taubman Center Orthopaedic Clinic that supports the Trauma, Joint and Spine services. The successful candidate will be required to actively participate in the department’s Lean initiatives, Service Excellence programs, maintain M-learning compliance, specific procedure competencies and knowledge of regulatory agency requirements

This position will include a variety of patient support tasks including but not limited to:

  • Entering x-ray/PT orders
  • Rooming patients (utilizing an electronic medical record)
  • Supporting in-clinic procedures
  • Suture/staple removal
  • Assist with injections
  • Casting and splinting
  • Wound care
  • Stocking rooms
  • Perform scheduled infection control maintenance of patient care items and equipment
  • Outside imaging processing
  • Assist patients with electronic surveys on tablets
  • Fitting off the shelf durable medical equipment
  • Managing service in baskets
  • Completion of paperwork including, but not limited to:  FMLA, insurance, workers compensation, work notes, Work Connections, handicap permit forms, etc
  • In addition, this position will retrieve prior medical history, print pertinent information for providers as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

The preferred candidate will possess certification as successfully passing a medical assistant course; have six months’ previous experience working in an ambulatory or acute care setting; will have demonstrated exceptional interpersonal communication skills, superior customer service, an exemplary attendance record, the ability to manage stress effectively, a superior work ethic and handle multiple responsibilities. The candidate must be proficient using the Microsoft suite products with a typing speed of 50 wpm

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience working with MiChart/Epic care/Cadence as well as knowledge of University policies and procedures is helpful.   

Work Schedule

8:00 am – 5:00 pm (may vary dependent upon clinical needs)

Monday – Friday (with the exception of meetings or coverage when necessary.  We utilize flex scheduling to off-set hours worked in excess of 8 hours in any one day)

Work Locations

Taubman Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.