Medical Assistant II, Thoracic Surgery, Full time (Park Ridge)

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Department:02410 AMG Park Ridge 1700 Luther Ln POB – Surgery: ThoracicStatus: Full timeBenefits Eligible:YesHours Per Week:40Schedule Details/Additional Information:POSITION HOURS:Monday-Friday8:30a-5:00pNo weekends, no holidays$2500 sign on bonus for external hiresMajor Responsibilities:Performs all the functions of a Medical Assistant I Med Grp such as preparing and rooming the patient, clinical integration focus, performing laboratory procedures, assisting the Physician/Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) with procedures and administering routine medications, under Physician/Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) orders or medical group approved standing order/protocol.Follows through with necessary procedure or test requests, pre-approved care algorithms, new appointment times and referrals to other facilities or services. Refers questions to Registered Nurse and Physicians/APC per scope of practice guidelines and relays information back to patient as directed.Communicates with Physician/APC and other members of the health care team to ensure smooth clinic flow and adjusts as necessary. Effectively communicates accurate and timely information with the patient.Performs basic and advanced clinical tasks or skills based on the specialty skills and competencies such as but not limited to removal of sutures and staples, audiograms, laboratory procedures (throat/nose culture, drug screen), phlebotomy – butterfly, venous heel stick, EKG, spirometry, Holter monitor application, prescription refills using approved protocols, etc., under clinical supervision.Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:Medical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), orMedical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), orCertified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), orMedical Assistant (RMA) certification issued by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), orMedical Assistant (NCMA) certification issued by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), orAMCA – American Medical Certification Association (CMAC) andBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 45 days unless department leader has determined it is not requiredEducation Required:Completion of an accredited or approved program in Medical Assistant, or 2 years of verifiable full-time experience as a Medical Assistant within the last 5 years.Experience Required:Requires 2 years of experience in a clinical practice setting as a Medical Assistant.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:Ability to perform routine and complex technical skills, within the Medical Assistant scope of practice after demonstrated competency.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, team members and physicians.Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, and use of electronic mail with exposure to electronic medical records systems.Demonstrates customer service skills that support a positive patient experience.Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:Must sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, crawl, kneel, climb, and reach above shoulders throughout the workday.Ability to lift 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other team member, when available.Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case- by- case basis.Must have functional speech, vision, hearing, and touch with ability to use fine-hand manipulation skills.Will be exposed to the following hazards on a frequent basis: mechanical, electrical, chemical, blood and body fluids. Will be required to wear protective clothing and equipment as needed.Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. with nearly 3 million patients served at more than 500 sites of care in Illinois and Wisconsin, including 28 hospitals. We’re redefining the standard for care with world-class doctors and caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-edge research and clinical trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties. Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. with nearly 3 million patients served at more than 500 sites of care in Illinois and Wisconsin, including 28 hospitals. We’re redefining the standard for care with world-class doctors and caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-edge research and clinical trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties.

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