UnityPoint Health

  • Certified Medical Assistant Cardiac Med-Surg

    Requisition ID
    2018-48469
    Category
    Medical Assistants
    Location
    US-IL-Peoria
    Address
    5401 N Knoxville Ave
    Affiliate
    UPH Proctor
    City
    Peoria
    Department
    2 Cardiac Med/Surg
    State
    IL
    FTE
    .9
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    7:00pm-7:00am eow/eoh
  • Overview

    • This is an exciting, new, ground floor opportunity to influence the way that healthcare will be provided in the future!
    • Performs a variety of clinical and clerical activities to expedite the patient flow and business activities of the medical office. Gives injections/immunizations on a routine, regular basis as patients' needs dictate.

    Full time 36 hours/week 7:00pm-7:00am Every other weekend/every other holiday is required

    Responsibilities

    • Assists the nurse and physician staff to assure quality health care and a smooth, orderly flow of patients through the office.
    • Assists nursing staff by preparing the patients for exams or office visits by taking vital signs (height, weight, pulse, and blood pressure.
    • Assists nursing staff by screening patients for general medical, and by obtaining lab specimens from patients, if needed.
    • Supports physician and nurses in their day to day duties by sharing necessary information to assure the delivery of quality health care to patients.
    • Possesses flexibility in the work environment in order to promote a smooth, orderly flow of patients through the office in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Assists in the maintenance of a therapeutic environment that promotes effective and cost-efficient patient care and that provides for the safety of patients, staff, and visitors.
    • Possesses knowledge about safety policies of the office, as well as the established policies and procedures of the organization.
    • Works independently within the established guidelines of the practice.
    • Responsible for keeping exam rooms and lab stocked.
    • Actively participates in the cleaning and sterilization of instruments, if indicated.
    • Assists the office nurses in scheduling patients for tests or procedures.
    • Assists the nurse case managers in opportunities to promote healthy preventative services by tracking and collecting appropriate data.
    • Assists physician and nurse as needed with office procedures and exams.
    • Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to give IM injections/immunizations.
    • Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to assist physician and nurse in performing office procedures or examinations.
    • Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to perform various clinical tasks such as EKG's depending on the practice.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients of all ages.
    • Participates in learning new procedures, policies, equipment and treatments.
    • Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.
    • Performs in-office patient lab testing and quality control in compliance with medical provider’s orders and office lab procedures/policies.
    • Assures that patient education is provided when appropriate, in a caring and professional manner. Assists the clerical staff in assuring optimal workflow and quality patient care.
    • Provides instructions to patients when necessary on preparing for tests, surgey, etc.
    • Assists the nursing staff with patient education involving a wide variety of health related subjects.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development in order to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret appropriate information required identifying each patient's age specific needs.
    • Participates in continuing education by attending seminars and various meetings.
    • Assists the clerical staff by answering the telephone and taking messages; scheduling appointments for surgery, tests and office visits; retrieving charts for the day; filing any papers or charts that need to be filed.
    • Assists with a full range of front office operations as required.
    • Assists the clerical staff by copying and collating medical records and patient education materials.
    • Competent in the use of all office computer systems.

    Qualifications

    Education

    • Certificate Program in the field of medical office assisting Required
    • Associate's Degree in the field of healthcare Preferred
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    Work Experience

    • 1-3 years of experience in/with clinical and clerical experience in a physician office, computer knowledge, and detail oriented Preferred.
    • 1-3 years of experience in/with successfully working with a wide variety of people required.

    License and Certification

    • CPR
    • Certified as a Medical Assistant.
    • Certification is required through the AAMA or NHA
    • Required English Skills
    • Basic reading skills
    • Basic writing skills

    EOE M/F/V/D

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