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Certified Medical Assistant - Rush University Medical Center

Employer Name: Rush
Location: Chicago, IL
Job Code: 590

Description

The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is responsible for assisting Physicians, Mid-Level Practitioners, and Registered Nurses with the evaluation, management, and treatment of patients in an ambulatory care setting. The Certified Medical Assistant assumes responsibility for maintaining patient flow, the upkeep of exam and treatment rooms, and performing basic skills such as vital signs and point of care testing.

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Hiring Company: Rush University Medical Center
Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, and research and community partnerships. The Rush system comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.

Job Description: Certified Medical Assistant
The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is responsible for assisting Physicians, Mid-Level Practitioners, and Registered Nurses with the evaluation, management, and treatment of patients in an ambulatory care setting. The Certified Medical Assistant assumes responsibility for maintaining patient flow, the upkeep of exam and treatment rooms, and performing basic skills such as vital signs and point of care testing. In addition, the Certified Medical Assistant will administer intramuscular injections, immunizations, over-the-counter medications under the direction of a Physician. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures, including complying with all Rush University Medical Group Customer Service Standards.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and maintains organized patient flow
  • Performs patient intake: vital signs, height and weight, reason for visit, interim history, allergies, medication lists, and other interventions as required
  • Prepares patient for exam based on reason for visit
  • Prepares and supports patient and assists provider with procedures
  • Reviews appointment schedules and ensures all patient charts are available for the visit
  • Reviews patient charts and ensures that all ancillary reports and required paperwork are available to the provider at the time of visit
  • Administers immunizations as ordered by Physician
  • Demonstrates appropriate population specific techniques with patients
  • Cleans, prepares and stocks exam rooms, treatment rooms, and workstations
  • Calls patients regarding test results and medical instruction under the direction of a Physician
  • Assists with scheduling of patient tests, procedures, and follow-up appointments
  • Assists in the care, cleaning, and sterilization of equipment and instruments
  • Maintains the inventory of medical and linen supplies
  • Provides cross coverage to other clinical areas as assigned
  • Participates in quality improvement projects

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Current Clinical Medical Assistant Certification by AAMA, AMT, NCCT, or NHA (includes principles and techniques of injections and medication administration)
  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Graduate of an Accredited Medical Assistant Program is preferred
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Minimum of one year clinical experience preferred
  • Phlebotomy experience preferred
  • Computer skills required, Epic Ambulatory experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills

Location:
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612

Compensation:
Starting at $16-$17/hour (salary commensurate with experience), benefits available.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

 

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