Top Orthopedic Surgeon Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Orthopedic Surgeon. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Orthopedic Surgeon resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.9% of Orthopedic Surgeon resumes contained Patient Care as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Orthopedic Surgeon actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Orthopedic Surgeon resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patient Care

high Demand
Here's how Patient Care is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Assisted MD as well as management team in ensuring optimal patient care and smooth daily functioning of office.
  • Learned about inpatient care, medical documentation, drainage of cysts, casting and splinting
  • Assisted in pre and post-surgical patient care * Applied and developed knowledge at the medical forefront
  • Advanced patient care by continuously expanding core knowledge associated with surgical and technical procedures.
  • Completed administrative functions associated with patient care.
  • Advance patient care by continuously expanding core knowledge associated with surgical and technical procedures.

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2. Appointment Scheduling

high Demand
Here's how Appointment Scheduling is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Managed all aspects of medical office operations including insurance claims, billing, and appointment scheduling.
  • Provided triage of phone calls, performed appointment scheduling, and administered medications.
  • Perform all front office duties including phones, appointment scheduling, patient check-in, preparing charts, insurance verification
  • Front Office * Appointment Scheduling * Insurance Verification * Answer Phones, filing
  • Verified patient's medical benefits Appointment scheduling Insurance billing Updating and filing patient charts Observed surgery

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3. Medical Records

high Demand
Here's how Medical Records is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Filed medical records and radiology reports.
  • Manage all incoming medical records requests (ensuring office is within HIPPA guidelines).
  • Evaluated medical records and responded to discrepancies, noted in charts.
  • Increased revenue from medical records requests and depositions.
  • Comply with all subpoenas for medical records.
  • Entered charges in computer for medical records.
  • Ordered supplies, maintained medical records.
  • Review medical records to insure patient conditions meet guidelines and insurance medical policies for Inpatient and Outpatient scheduled surgeries.
  • Verify compensability for worker's compensation insurance and obtain referral and medical records from treating doctors.

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4. Insurance Companies

high Demand
Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Contract negotiations with insurance companies for efficient claim processing.
  • Collected account reimbursements from insurance companies at patients.
  • Obtained prior authorizations from insurance companies.
  • Contacted insurance companies for outstanding accounts, denial of claims and rectified payment errors.
  • Contacted insurance companies to inquire why some claims did not pay-resubmitted as necessary.
  • Provided medical record release information for patients, doctors and insurance companies.
  • Follow up on unpaid claims with the insurance companies.
  • Filed and tracked arbitration results with various insurance companies.
  • Handled medial record request for Lawyers and insurance companies.
  • Send medical bills to insurance companies and receive payments
  • Executed all pre-authorizations with insurance companies.

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5. Front Desk

high Demand
Here's how Front Desk is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Verified insurances, schedule appointments, various front desk duties.
  • Managed front desk assistant and direct liaison with outside billing.
  • Handled all phases of front desk duties and scanning all paperwork in Electronic Medical System .
  • Selected Accomplishments: Expanded job duties from file clerk only to managing front desk.
  • Hired as front desk receptionist part time hours 5 days per week.
  • Front Desk/Receptionist Checked in/out patients, collected co-payments due.
  • Position held: Medical Assistant Patient history and vitals Removed sutures and staples Casting Draw up meds Front Desk Insurance Varification

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6. Physical Therapy

high Demand
Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Performed physical therapy on patients.
  • Trained patients with proper physical therapy movements to alleviate orthopedic issues.
  • Prescribed medications, corrective devices, physical therapy, and surgery.
  • Administered Physical Therapy including, EKG and ultrasound.
  • Assisted nurses and the physical therapy department on medical needs.
  • Supervised clinic operations in lieu of Physician including administering pre-operative medication and physical therapy reviews.

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7. Sports Medicine

high Demand
Here's how Sports Medicine is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • General orthopedics including trauma with emphasis on pediatrics and sports medicine
  • General orthopedics and sports medicine.
  • Practiced arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, shoulderand knee reconstruction, general orthopedics
  • Interested in trauma and sports medicine.
  • Foot & Ankle Team: Emphasis on sports medicine, trauma, acute and chronic musculoskeletal pathology, and wound care.
  • Treated patients in all aspects of their podiatric needs including orthopedics, sports medicine and geriatic care.

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8. MRI

high Demand
Here's how MRI is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Scheduled and pre-certified all MRI and CT Scans, Diagnostic Testing and surgeries.
  • Scheduled patients for MRIs and x-rays.
  • Reviewed x-rays, MRI's, CT scans and bone scans.
  • Proposed and developed an MRI imaging center that increased practice revenues by an estimated $800,000 the first year.
  • Analyze X-rays, MRI's, CT scans, learned medical terms and developed patient interaction skills.
  • Schedule outpatient exam; CT scan, MRI, Bone scan, Verified Insurance Eligibility

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9. Surgical Procedures

high Demand
Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Coordinate surgical procedures & verify surgical coverage.
  • Performed surgical procedures included mending broken bones, reattaching ligaments and tendons, and replacing hips and joints with prosthetic devices.
  • Observed surgical procedures such as knee and shoulder scopes, Achilles repairs, and shoulder repairs.
  • Observed surgical procedures such as ankle replacements, Achilles repairs, and flat feet repairs.
  • Performed the role of first assist in surgical procedures.
  • Assist Physicians with in house surgical procedures.
  • Coded all surgical procedures for Ob/Gyn and Orthopedic Surgeon.

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10. Trauma

high Demand
Here's how Trauma is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Worked for several years doing Locum tenens trauma surgery.
  • Worked in Motahhari hospital that is provide trauma service for population of more than five hundred thousand people.
  • Assess, Evaluate and treat in-patients, out-patients, and emergency pts with traumatic, congentital, and genetic orthopedic pathologies.
  • Awarded SICOT/ ASSIUT scholarship and fellow at Assiut University Hospital trained on Arthroscopy, Arthoplasty, Spine, Trauma and Oncologic Surgeries
  • Gained extensive experience in management of abdominal and thoracic trauma.
  • Performed full clinical assessment and management of persons with orthopedic disorders and traumatic injuries referred from local hospitals and clinics.

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11. Scheduling Appointments

high Demand
Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Front Office & Back Office Support: Reception, scheduling appointments, customer service, etc.
  • Answered busy call volume of calls scheduling appointments.
  • Answer telephones * Scheduling appointments * Clean rooms * Check insurance information
  • Blood draw, vitals, calling in prescriptions, scheduling appointments.
  • Assisted with scheduling appointments, phone calls, and preparing medical charts while working with a diverse patient population.
  • Optimize patients'satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone.

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12. Data Entry

high Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Performed administrative duties such as, filing, extensive data entry, billing, posting payments, faxing, and copying.
  • Updated patient charts and files, Maintained appointment schedules for office, data entry for billing of patients.
  • Maintained office scheduling, chart filing and data entry of patient information utilizing a Microsoft Windows based system.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones.
  • Performed data entry functions and maintained patient records Performed as a translator for patients Managed appointments for patients and doctor

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13. Phone Calls

high Demand
Here's how Phone Calls is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Make and receive phone calls on behalf of the physician.
  • Triaged all Dr. Perlmutter's clinical phone calls.
  • Placed/received incoming/outgoing telephone calls; escorted all visitors.
  • Answered phone calls, scheduled appointments for patients and mailed appointment reminders.
  • Handled and answering internal phone calls.
  • Answered telephone calls such as: Visiting Nurse orders, patients calling to schedule appointments/surgeries, pharmacies/patients calling for refills etc.

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14. Medical Billing

average Demand
Here's how Medical Billing is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Process and transmit daily medical billing to provide maximum payments for services.
  • Performed all duties within the scope of MA to include Medical Billing and Coding
  • Created, edited and submitted patient reports to fulfill medical billing procedures.
  • Provide medical billing and coding duties.
  • Handled medical billing, AR, Payroll as well as surgery scheduling.
  • Assist with inventory products and medical billing providing data entry for all cash receipts, and credit card payments.

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15. CPT

average Demand
Here's how CPT is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Coded CPT, Diagnostic and E&M Leveling for all General Surgery.
  • Provided ongoing ICD-9 and CPT coding education for all staff.
  • Obtained CPT and ICD-9 coding for surgeries.
  • Input the ICD-9 and CPT coding on routing slips.
  • Provided CPT and ICD-9/10 coding for all procedures, also participated in on call duties including hospital rounds
  • Prepared fee slips with correct CPT and ICD-9 codes, and readied deposits for billing service.

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16. EMR

average Demand
Here's how EMR is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Inventory on all clinical supplies, maintained strict adherence to HIPAA security and compliance, trained in meaningful use of EMR.
  • Entered patient information into EMR.
  • Format of medical reports closely assimilated what is now the guideline of the current EMR format.
  • Entered orders into the EMR system efficiently and without errors.
  • Make and use EMR's and hard copy charts.
  • Maintained accurate EMRs, patient's appointments, staffing scheduling, training.

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17. Back Office

average Demand
Here's how Back Office is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Front office administrator and back office assistant
  • Back office duties include; taking patients back into room, removing sutures, dressing and assisting doctor with in-office procedures.
  • Back office and follow up post-surgical care.
  • Back office, front office, scrub tech, circulator in OR.
  • Back office/ Doctor's Assistant duties includes: Assisting patients in and out of procedure rooms.
  • Front Office, Medical Biller & Coder, Minor back office work.

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18. Vital Signs

average Demand
Here's how Vital Signs is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Obtained patient's vital signs High performance in medical transcription typing 60-70 words/minute
  • Translated for Physician and patient, Vital signs, Blood draws Specimen collection, Urinalysis.
  • People - Methodically grouped and documented medical and dental histories, dental procedures, surgeries, and vital signs of patients.
  • Performed new patient intake, recorded vital signs, prepped patients for procedures, and obtained specimens.
  • Interview to predestine the safety of the patient while recording vital signs prior to the surgery.
  • Take Vital signs to ensure the diabetic foot patients were in good health prior to see the Podiatrist.

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19. Radiology

average Demand
Here's how Radiology is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • X-ray tech I x-ray patients and manage radiology dept.

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20. Customer Service

average Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Provided excellent customer service while performing patient in-take services.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to patients.
  • Provided excellent customer service, participating in a team environment and working closely with management to improve processes.
  • Provided excellent customer service while performing patient in-take services.
  • General Office Administrator Provided excellent customer service.
  • Function as Production Scheduler working with Customer Service to schedule orders based on surgical availabilities.

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21. Greeting Patients

average Demand
Here's how Greeting Patients is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Performed clinic reception duties including greeting patients, answering calls, and scheduling patients according to clinic guidelines.

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22. Private Practice

average Demand
Here's how Private Practice is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Worked as a member in a private practice and served on staff at the medical facility/hospital.
  • Opened private practice of podiatry.
  • Employed private practice position with emphasis on reconstructive and cosmetic procedures of the breast, body, and skin structures
  • Staff veterinary surgeon in a large volume private practice.
  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Private Practice
  • Worked as part of a multi specialty medical group previously in solo private practice for14 years in panhandle of Florida

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23. Exam Rooms

average Demand
Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Prepared exam rooms for each patient.
  • Direct patients to exam rooms.
  • Managed supplies for 6 exam rooms, 2 surgery suites and 2 cosmetic procedure rooms.
  • Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments, and prepare sterilization as required.
  • Clean exam rooms, bathrooms, and receptionist area at the end of each day.
  • Sanitized tools and kept exam rooms stocked with tools and supplies.

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24. Suture Removal

average Demand
Here's how Suture Removal is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Assisted the MD' in casting, injections, suture removal, wound care, explained treatment procedures.

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25. Medical Supplies

average Demand
Here's how Medical Supplies is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Ordered medical supplies and keep patient rooms fully stocked.
  • Purchased and ordered surgical and medical supplies.
  • Maintain and order Medical supplies.
  • Doctor's Assistant - Performed filing, patient service, purchasing medical supplies, and various administrative duties.
  • Performed sterile processing as well as ordering and maintaining inventory of medical supplies.
  • Maintained records of purchased equipment and other medical supplies.

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26. In-Office Procedures

average Demand
Here's how In-Office Procedures is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Retrieved medical instruments and supplies for surgeon during in-office procedures.
  • Witnessed minor in-office procedures involving hip, knee, ankle, and elbow joints
  • Assisted with castings and other minor in-office procedures.
  • Autoclaved instruments for in-office procedures.
  • Assisted the Surgeon by preparing rooms with the proper instruments for post-surgical patients and in-office procedures.
  • RN-assisted surgeon with in-office procedures, as well as pre/post-op care and education

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27. Medicaid

low Demand
Here's how Medicaid is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Cooperated with Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance providers to resolve billing
  • Handled commercial insurance as well as Medicare and Medicaid accounts receivable, denials, appeals and collections.
  • Worked with workman compensation, Medicaid, Medicare, auto insurance and other insurances.
  • Prepare appeal documentation and claim resubmission reports according to each Medicaid guidelines
  • Supervised all billing functions for transplant surgeon, maximizing allowable revenue from Medicare/Medicaid, commercial, and all other payors.

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28. Patient Accounts

low Demand
Here's how Patient Accounts is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Posted payments from patients and insurance companies to patient accounts.
  • Checked EFT deposits and applied those payments to patient accounts.

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29. Treatment Plans

low Demand
Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Analyzed patients' symptoms and signs, recommending proper diagnostic tests to identify illness in order to develop appropriate treatment plans.
  • Diagnosed all new patients and administered treatment plans accordingly.
  • Work with nursing staff in the development of treatment plans.
  • Followed up cases until patients completed their treatment plans.
  • Maintained treatment records to further patients treatment plans and to cooperate with insurance requirements.

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30. Disability Forms

low Demand
Here's how Disability Forms is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Copy and mail out disability forms.

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31. Office Supplies

low Demand
Here's how Office Supplies is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Charged with ordering office supplies, daily bank deposit, and processed all incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Completed preventive maintenance on equipment; checked inventory of medical and office supplies.
  • Inventory and order medical, lab, or office supplies and equipment.
  • Schedule, Reschedule, cancel appointment and order lab and office supplies.
  • Maintained and ordered all office supplies.
  • Assisted with ordering of office supplies.

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32. Office Hours

low Demand
Here's how Office Hours is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Shadowed an Orthopedic Surgeon in office hours as well as in the Operating Room.

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33. Medical Staff

low Demand
Here's how Medical Staff is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Work with medical staff and billing department to ensure "patient flow" is maintained.
  • Coordinate with patients and medical staff at civilian and military treatment facilities to schedule medical appointments and retrieve medical documentation.
  • Managed and trained medical staff for successful operation of solo medical practice.
  • Maintained excellent communication between, medical staff and physician.
  • Directed and coordinated activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, and other medical staff.
  • Directed an operating room team of first medical staff during surgery.

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34. HMO

low Demand
Here's how HMO is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Called on Hospitals for new business contracts IPO, HMO, PPO's, WC and Hospitals affiliations.
  • Practice and Pediatric physicians in the Richmond, Tidewater Virginia area.

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35. Surgery

low Demand
Here's how Surgery is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Investigate through No Fault/Workers Compensation denials why office visits and/or surgery were unpaid by insurance company.
  • Provided education on the signs/symptoms of infection and exercises to perform before/after surgery.
  • Developed knowledge involving medical devices and instrumentation during surgery.
  • Scheduled surgery with hospital or surgery center.
  • General orthopedics and hand surgery.
  • Scheduled surgeries for the Doctor as well as let patients know of any labs required before surgery.
  • Assist the surgeon on diverse orthopedic surgery procedure such as total knee, shoulder and hip replacement.
  • Transcribed all clinic notes, P&S ratings, and legal correspondence and outpatient surgery reports.
  • Coordinate surgery patients with medical clearance doctors and schedule bookings with hospital.
  • Reviewed surgery claims/billing for accuracy (off site billing).
  • Educated on critical nature of teamwork during surgery, i.e.
  • Submit C-4 AUTH to workers compensation carrier requesting surgery.
  • Scheduled patients in the office and for surgery.
  • Make surgery appointments and complete paper work.
  • Arranged PT and OT after surgery.
  • Observed a 5 hour surgery.
  • Notified insurance company of surgery and obtained precert or authorization as required.
  • Practiced general orthopedics with an emphasis inarthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery
  • Notified patient of all pertinent pre-op and surgery information.
  • Schedule Surgeries with different surgery centers, verifying insurances, authorizations, and Phones, filing, faxing correspondents.

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36. Office Staff

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Here's how Office Staff is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Hired and trained office staff.
  • Develop relationships with physicians and office staff by negotiating contracts for mobile and incoming services.
  • Managed office staff by hiring, evaluations, education, and termination of all employees.
  • Created manuals, interviewed and trained office staff.
  • Provided secretarial support to office staff.
  • Developed and maintained positive working relationships with office staff and patients.

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37. Hippa

low Demand
Here's how Hippa is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Encouraged HIPPA policy as well as policies per Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
  • Apply all HIPPA guidelines to everyday office procedures

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38. QME

low Demand
Here's how QME is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Collected R/R, IME and QME as they came in thru the billing department without having the case settled.

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39. A/R

low Demand
Here's how A/R is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Review and process aged insurance A/R reports as well as patient A/R.
  • Monitored A/R and aging reports daily.

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40. Insurance Authorizations

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Here's how Insurance Authorizations is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Learned and trained other staff in processing electronic insurance authorizations.1
  • Obtained insurance authorizations and referrals.
  • Acquired insurance authorizations for procedures and tests ordered by the attending physician.

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41. Cast Application

low Demand
Here's how Cast Application is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • X-ray Technologist (PT) Performed all required x-rays Assisted with cast applications, dressings and related treatments.
  • Suture removals, cast applications and removals.

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42. Telephone Calls

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Here's how Telephone Calls is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Handle heavy volume of telephone calls.
  • Receive telephone calls and provide relevant information.
  • Received, screened and referred telephone calls.

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43. Staff Members

low Demand
Here's how Staff Members is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:
  • Supervised five staff members and resolved employee disputes.

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44. Billing Department

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Here's how Billing Department is used in Orthopedic Surgeon jobs:

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20 Most Common Skill for an Orthopedic Surgeon

Patient Care18.2%
Appointment Scheduling15%
Medical Records8.8%
Insurance Companies7.5%
Front Desk5.4%
Physical Therapy4.6%
Sports Medicine4.6%
MRI4.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Orthopedic Surgeon

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Patient Care
Patient Care
14.9%
14.9%
2
2
Appointment Scheduling
Appointment Scheduling
12.3%
12.3%
3
3
Medical Records
Medical Records
7.2%
7.2%
4
4
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
6.2%
6.2%
5
5
Front Desk
Front Desk
4.4%
4.4%
6
6
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
MRI
MRI
3.7%
3.7%
9
9
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures
3.4%
3.4%
10
10
Trauma
Trauma
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Data Entry
Data Entry
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Medical Billing
Medical Billing
2.3%
2.3%
15
15
CPT
CPT
2%
2%
16
16
EMR
EMR
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Back Office
Back Office
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Radiology
Radiology
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Greeting Patients
Greeting Patients
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Private Practice
Private Practice
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Exam Rooms
Exam Rooms
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Suture Removal
Suture Removal
1%
1%
25
25
Medical Supplies
Medical Supplies
1%
1%
26
26
In-Office Procedures
In-Office Procedures
1%
1%
27
27
Medicaid
Medicaid
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Patient Accounts
Patient Accounts
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Disability Forms
Disability Forms
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Office Supplies
Office Supplies
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Office Hours
Office Hours
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
HMO
HMO
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Surgery
Surgery
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Office Staff
Office Staff
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Hippa
Hippa
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
QME
QME
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
A/R
A/R
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Insurance Authorizations
Insurance Authorizations
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Cast Application
Cast Application
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Telephone Calls
Telephone Calls
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Billing Department
Billing Department
0.5%
0.5%

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