CMA’s are responsible for assisting practitioners with the evaluation, management, and treatment of patients in an ambulatory care setting through maintaining patient flow, and performing basic skills such as vital signs and point of care testing.
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Hiring Company: Rush University Medical Center
- Rush’s new 14-story hospital — opened in January 2012 — is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.
- Rush University Medical Center is a three-time Magnet facility
- Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds
- Conveniently located within walking distance of Blue Line Illinois Medical District stop
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.
- 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.
- Performs basic lab and testing procedures according to standards.
- Performs phlebotomy and EKGs.
- Administers over-the-counter medications, injections including immunizations as ordered by Physician.
- Demonstrates appropriate population specific techniques with patients
- Documents administration of over-the-counter medications and/or other medications in the patient medical record per policy.
- Cleans, prepares and stocks exam rooms, treatment rooms, and workstations.
- Calls patients regarding follow-up, test results, medical instruction, and patient education under the direction of a Physician.
- Calls in medication refills under the direction of a Physician.
- 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 (TJC) standards and other regulatory bodies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Current Medical Assistant Certification by AAMA, AMT, or NCCT (includes principles and techniques of injections and medication administration)
- Graduate of an Accredited Medical Assistant Program
- Current CPR Certification
- Minimum of one-year clinical experience
- Three plus years clinical experience Preferred
- Phlebotomy experience preferred
- Basic computer skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills organizational skills
Compensation and Benefits
Rush offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.