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Immediate Care Technician - Casual, Days

Northwestern Medicine
City: 
Vernon Hills
State: 
Illinois
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

The Immediate Care Technician supports physicians (MD) and advance practice providers (APP) by facilitating patient flow, assisting with various patient care activities, and performing related administrative functions. This role is responsible for ensuring efficient patient flow; maintaining neat, clean and safe patient care areas; promoting patient satisfaction by interacting with patients in a professional, friendly manner; safeguarding patient confidentiality. Assures efficient patient flow through the site: Escorts patient to exam room, identifies patient with 2 identifiers and prepares patient for examination. Obtains accurate vital signs, per organization standards. Documents reason for visit and updates/confirms, allergies, smoking history and pharmacy information. Promptly informs the MD/APP of any significant change in vital signs or acute symptoms. Anticipates/sets up equipment or supplies needed for visit. Cleans and prepares exam room for next patient. Responds to needs to expedite visits and maintain flow of patients and prioritize tasks accordingly. Assists with referrals, transfers and discharge processes. Assists MD/APP with medical and surgical procedures in accordance with established protocols such as: Electrocardiogram (ECG), venipuncture, immunizations, setting up procedure trays, specimen. collection and/or Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived testing, wound care, splinting, as directed by MD/APP. Call-in or electronically send prescriptions as directed by the MD/APP. Provides high quality care by: Prepares and stocks all exam rooms in treatment area by following established protocols for disinfecting and sterilizing equipment and instruments. Participates in environmental safety rounds. Maintains vaccine/medication inventory. Ensures medication cabinets are locked appropriately. Monitors and maintains equipment and instruments according to clinic guidelines. Assists in ordering supplies and correctly disposes of all expired items. Adheres to office opening and closing procedures. Functions as an integral part of the patient care team and promotes patient satisfaction by interacting with patients in a professional, friendly manner: Interacts in a professional, cooperative manner with other practice staff. Accepts and performs delegated responsibilities in a positive manner. Offers assistance to others. Attends and participates in staff meetings. Communicates appropriately and effectively with patients and patient care team (in the office and on the phone). Performs delegated procedures common to the specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner (see specialty practice addendum). May perform other duties as assigned. AA/EOE.

Required: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants), Registered Medical Assistant (American Medical Technologist), or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certification required upon hire or within 6 months from hire date, if eligible to sit for exam-must provide proof of eligibility. OR Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic, or Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) certification. Basic Life Support (American Heart Association) certification. Completion of pre-employment competency exam. Strong computer skills. Preferred: Experience with electronic medical record. College degree or interest in health care field preferred. One to two years of ambulatory care experience.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced healthcare to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together everyday with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

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