Orthopedic Clinical Assistant

Woodbury, MN; Blaine, MN; Forest Lake, MN

Requisition Number: ORTHO002235

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Posted on April 25, 2023

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 As part of a team in a clinic or OrthoQuick Walk-in setting, the Orthopedic Clinical Assistant will provide clinical support in the provision of quality orthopedic care and treatment of patients and perform assigned administrative duties. Under supervision, and as direct support to physicians and/or other providers, clinical duties may include rooming of patients, obtaining medical history information, preparation of patient for evaluation, fitting and dispensing of durable medical equipment, and other assigned procedures. This role communicates with and provides information to patients and other care team providers, handles updating and managing patient records, facilitates follow-up care for patients, and assists in completing required paperwork.  

This role is for a full time opportunity and it will provide primary support to a hand/upper extremity specialist team.  Primary location will be at our Woodlake campus.  This physician team will also have clinics at the Blaine campus with occasional outreach clinics to Forest Lake a few times a month.  Flexibility to float to other locations as needed.  Scheduled day hours 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (subject to change) Monday - Friday.  Hours are approximate/ estimated based on team or clinic needs.

Monitor patient flow, room patients and obtain and record medical histories and prepare patient for evaluation and/or treatment.

Prepare required instruments and equipment for examinations.  Clean and stock exam/procedure rooms, including instruments and equipment, between patient appointments.

Assist with casting, splinting, suture and staple removal, fitting and dispensing of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) as appropriate, and as directed by provider.

Provide standardized patient education instructions verbal or written.

Schedule follow-up appointments and appointments for further evaluation, testing, as needed, verifying insurance coverage and patient demographics.

Refill prescriptions on behalf of ordering physician

Perform administrative duties, including manage patient charts to ensure accuracy and completion, sending and receiving patient medical records, obtaining lab and x-ray and other related reports, and completing and sending necessary paperwork.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Summit Health ASO, provides administrative and clinical support to our full spectrum of orthopedic care services in our sub-specialty clinics, walk-in care at our OrthoQUICK clinics, imaging, bracing, therapy, surgery, and post-surgical stays at our Care Suites. Our expert teams are part of the 1000+ employees who partner to provide quality services and care designed to support a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Summit Orthopedics is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations of federal, state and local governing boards and/or agencies.



  • Preferred: Technical/other training in Medical Assistant


  • Preferred: Completion of an approved Medical Assistant, Casting Technician, or other health care educational program. Must possess current applicable licensure or certification as required by program. Candidates working toward an advanced medical degree may be considered for certain positions, on a temporary basis, with an appropriate combination of completed education and experience. Casting/splinting certification highly desired or willingness to obtain necessary certification upon hire.
  • Required: Must have at least one year of relevant clinical experience, preferably in an Orthopedic environment.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Required: Basic Life Support