Medical Assistant at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL

📌 Chicago 🏷️ Full Time 🕑 2021-07-24
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Lead Medical Assistant - South Loop - $750 sign on bonus! FT/FS

Department:

  • Shift:

    1st

  • Full/Part:

    Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

  • Specialty:

  • Job Number:

    2021-2445

  • Job Description

    Lead Medical Assistant
    - SOUTH LOOP

    LOCATION

    Full Time, First Shift.
    Position Highlights:

  • $750 sign-on bonus!

  • The Medical Assistant Lead is responsible for the daily management and direct supervision of clinic staff.

  • Responsible for assisting physicians, mid-level practitioners, and registered nurses with the evaluation, management, and treatment of patients in an ambulatory care setting.

  • 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.

  • Administer intramuscular injections, immunizations, small volume nebulizer treatment, and over-the-counter medications under the direction of a physician.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Participates in recruitment efforts with interviewing, and hiring direct reports.

  • Coordinates onboarding and off-boarding of clinic staff.

  • Schedules clinic staff assignments to ensure adequate coverage and equal distribution of work and effort.

  • Establishes course of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed effectively and efficiently.

  • Provides training and mentorship to direct reports

  • Conducts annual performance reviews in conjunction with manager.

  • Provides timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to develop, accomplish a task, or solve a problem.

  • Ensures compliance with accreditation and regulatory bodies within area of responsibility.

  • Performs patient intake including vital signs, height and weight, reason for visit, interim history, allergies, medication lists, and other interventions as required.

  • 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.

  • Performs basic lab and testing procedures according to standards.

  • Performs phlebotomy and EKGs.

  • Administers RUMG-approved intramuscular or subcutaneous medications after competency has been assessed, verified, and documented.

  • Performs Tuberculin skin testing upon order of the physician.

  • Demonstrates appropriate population-specific techniques with patients.

  • Documents administration of over-the-counter medications and/or other medications in Epic per policy or protocol.

  • Cleans, prepares, and stocks exam rooms, treatment rooms, and workstations.

  • Calls patients regarding test results and medical instruction under the direction of a physician.

  • Calls in medical refills under the direction of a physician or protocol.

  • Documents patient care information in the outpatient medical record according to standards.

  • 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.

  • Maintains quality control for equipment.

  • Provides cross-coverage to other clinical areas as assigned.

  • Participates in quality improvement projects.

  • Maintains compliance with the Joint Commission standards and other regulatory bodies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • 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 (Through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross ONLY)

  • 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

  • Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • Ranked among the top 20 "Best Places to Work" by Indeed.

  • In U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 8 of 16 categories.

  • Rush University Medical Center received five stars in a quality rating system by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Rush University Medical Center is the only five-star academic medical center in the Chicago area.

  • Rush has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics three times.

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