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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 South Main Orthopaedic Surgery Team


This position is located in the Huron Valley Professional building – South Main Orthopaedic Clinic that supports the Foot/ankle and Hand 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:

  • Rooming patients (utilizing an electronic medical record)
  • Supporting in-clinic procedures
    • review of surgical procedure, medical history, medications and allergies prior to surgery
    • Assist with procedure, bandaging, review of post-operative instructions, suture removal.
    • Clean and wrap surgical instruments for sterilization
    • Maintain linens and supplies
    • Transport specimens
  • Reconcile DME compliance log daily
  • Ensure casting/splinting and Orthotic documentation and billing is completed daily
  • Scribing for Faculty Physicians
  • Assist with injections
  • Entering x-ray/PT orders
  • Fitting off the shelf durable medical equipment
  • Casting and splinting (many different cast types for hand, wrist, foot and ankle)
  • Provide for the safety of self and others by adherence to Michigan Medicine Safety guidelines, policies and practices. Help ensure compliance with all safety-related policies.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills, proficient computer and keyboarding skills, telephone etiquette.
  • Suture/staple removal
  • 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
  • Managing service in baskets
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

High school diploma or GED.Graduation from a medical assistant program or an equivalent combination of education and experience (3 -4 years) is necessary; additional formal education in a health care field is desired. Knowledge of basic medical terminology.Experience in panel management including provider registry data and exception reports.

Desired Qualifications*

Six months’ previous experience working in an ambulatory or acute care setting; Previous experience working with MiChart/Epic care/Cadence as well as knowledge of University policies and procedures is helpful    

Work Schedule

Rotating scheduled between the hours of 6:45am to 5:00pm.

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

Huron Valley Professional Building

South Main Orthopaedic Surgery

2098 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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

Application Deadline

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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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