Certified Medical Assistant - Hand & Upper Extremity

West Des Moines, IA posted on December 14

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For over 60 years, our experienced and knowledgeable staff has been committed to providing patients with the most comprehensive orthopaedic care available in central Iowa. We are a surgeon owned, leading and trusted organization, devoted to providing world class care to our patients. DMOS Orthopaedic Center is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients in our communities by providing the highest quality of orthopaedic care.

Our mission is to provide a world class brand experience for our patients and their families with our company – our people, physical locations, communications and our surgeons. We are all committed to improving lives – and without our patients, we would cease to exist. 

DMOS Orthopaedic Centers offers our staff a work-life balance with generous levels of time off, competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, with a competitive 401K/pension plan.

This Full Time position is available at our West office between the hours of 7:30am-5:00pm (depending on when the last patient is seen). 

We are looking for a Certified Medical Assistant in our Hand and Upper Extremity clinic who will be responsible for working directly with the patient, assisting the physician with trained medically technical services, and providing an outstanding experience for the patients of DMOS. This person will be working with all levels of visitors, guests, patients, and medical staff in a professional, friendly, caring manner. It is of maximal importance that you are able to communicate efficiently and effectively to complete the care continuum and provide an exceptional patient experience.


  • Greet patients upon arrival, check them in, and verify or update patient information.
  • Update patient information in the EMR system. 
  • Prepare patients for physician examination. 
  • Assist staff, RN, PA, or Physician with in office procedures such as preparation and set up.   
  • Communicate information such as testing, procedures, etc. to the patient and family. 
  • Organize and maintain exam rooms. 
  • Change wound dressings. 
  • Venipunctures if within your scope of practice.
  • Apply and remove casts as instructed by an authorized provider.
  • Assist patients onto exam tables and with other medical equipment (requires lifting)
  • Remove sutures and/or staples. 
  • Send electronic prescriptions and complete prescription requests under physician’s direction.
  • Complete FMLA, Short Term Disability and Work Status Forms.
  • Prepare electronic health record notes for follow up patients.
  • Record new patient data in the EHR.
  • Respond to patient phone calls.
  • Adhere to organizational policies with particular attention to standards of conduct and to confidentiality as it relates to HIPAA.
  • Other duties assigned as needed.


Must have a medical certification (identified in the position posting) as required by the office need (possible certifications required may be: CMA, Radiologic Technician, Nurse, or attained advanced learning in the medical field). Experience in a similar health related industry is preferred, but not required.

Join our leading team of orthopaedic surgeons and discover how your talents can help get our patients back to living!