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Medical Assistant Cert Pending - OBGYN, Full time, Days ***$2,000 Sign On Bonus***

Company: 
Northwestern Medicine
CIty: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Benefits

  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay



Description

The Medical Assistant reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Medicine, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Medical Assistant is a member of the health care team primarily responsible for providing support to physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical staff by facilitating efficient patient flow, assisting with various patient care activities, and performing related administrative functions. The Medical Assistant is responsible for ensuring efficient patient flow through the clinic; maintaining neat, clean and safe patient care areas; promoting patient satisfaction by interacting with patients in a professional, friendly manner; safeguarding patient confidentiality.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 provider and registered nurse 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 practitioner 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 as directed by Provider.
  • 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.
    • 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:
    • 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.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Manager


Qualifications

Required :

  • Candidate must have written proof of meeting candidate eligibility requirements for writing one of the five eligible certification exams (AAMA, AMT, NCCT, NHA, NRCMA)
  • Accepted documentation:
    • New MA Graduates within 6 months from date of graduation from an MA Program must submit: a letter from the school or a letter from the certifying body
    • Non-Certified MAs or new graduates past 6 months from date of graduation from an MA program must submit: a letter from the certifying body
  • Within first six months of employment, will complete one of the following certifications after up to two test attempts:
    • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
    • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through American Medical Technologists (AMT) or
    • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
    • Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) through the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)


All Candidates/Incumbents:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • American Heart Association accredited Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification.
  • Signed acknowledgement during onboarding that certification must be attained within 6months, as a condition of employment
  • Strong computer skills


Preferred :

  • Completion of accredited Medical Assistant training program.
  • One to two years of ambulatory care experience.
  • Experience with electronic medical record.



Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

While each of our 11 hospitals and more than 200 locations has a unique story, Northwestern Medicine is unified under one vision: to put patients first in everything that we do. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Medicine brings academic medicine into the heart of local communities across the suburbs and beyond, close to where our patients live and work.

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

Northwestern Medicine has:

  • More than 33,000 employees dedicated to exceptional service and care
  • More than 4,400 aligned physicians, including faculty, residents and scientists, offering treatment informed by the latest research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 6 hospitals honored by the Magnet® Recognition Program for meeting the highest standards for patient care and nursing excellence
  • Hundreds of locations throughout the Chicagoland area

CULTURE

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Whether directly providing patient care or supporting those who do, every Northwestern Medicine employee has an impact on the quality of the patient experience and the level of excellence we collectively achieve. This knowledge, expressed in our shared commitment to a single, patient-focused mission, unites us.

Mission

Northwestern Medicine is a premier integrated academic health system where the patient comes first.

  • We are all caregivers or someone who supports a caregiver.
  • We are here to improve the health of our community.
  • We have an essential relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • We integrate education and research to continually improve excellence in clinical practice.
  • We serve a broad community and strive to bring the best in medicine closer to where patients live and work.

Vision

To be a premier integrated academic health system that will serve a broad community and bring the best in medicine—including breakthrough treatments and clinical trials enhanced through our affiliation with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine—to a growing number of patients close to where they live and work.

Values

Patients first: Putting our patients first in all that we do

Integrity: Adhering to an uncompromising code of ethics that emphasizes complete honesty and sincerity

Teamwork: Team success over personal success

Excellence: Continuously striving to be better

  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2022): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index
  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2021): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index

 

 

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