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Medical Assistant- Cardiology

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Barrington
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:

The Medical Assistant is a key member of the patient care team by supporting physicians and other clinicians  in the delivery of high-quality health care to ambulatory patients.  Medical Assistants are vital to the effective operations of a fast-paced medical practice. Medical Assistants help patients transition from the outside world into the provider’s office. The Medical Assistant performs a variety of important tasks to promote optimal health for our patients, including: 

  • Assist physicians and other clinicians  with important clinical duties including but not limited to taking medical histories and assisting in physical examinations
  • Act as a liaison between patients, physicians and other clinicians.
  • Measure patient’s vital signs
  • Prepare and administer vaccines/medications
  • Document patient information into the electronic health record
  • Collect specimens for testing

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Graduate of a medical assistant program or at least one year of medical assistant or equivalent experience.
  • Good communications skills. Experience using a keyboard and computers.
  • Familiarity with equipment used in ambulatory care.
  • Current AHA CPR certification. Non-certified MAs must obtain certification or registration within one year of hire with AMG approved certifying bodies including, NHA, AMT, AAMA, NCCT or AMCA.
  • Ability to travel locally to multiple sites as needed.
  • Ability to work in stressful conditions and difficult situations.
  • Resilient and flexible in a changing environment.
  • Ability to cooperate and work with others.
  • Ability to make sound and timely decisions and ability to work rotating shifts any day of the week.
  • Ability to perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients as needed, ability to stoop/bend.


Ability to lift to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Waukegan , Medical Assistant- Cardiology, Other , Barrington, Illinois

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