Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois seven straight years by U.S. News & World Report , Northwestern Medicine's integrated health system is on a relentless pursuit of better healthcare. While each of our ten hospitals and over 400 clinic and administrative locations has a unique story, we all share the same vision: to serve Patients First.
Advance to a better career with Northwestern Medicine.
Why come work as a Medical Assistant at Northwestern Medicine?
- Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Illinois
- Locations on the main downtown campus and throughout Chicago
- Opportunities to work in multiple medical specialties across various Chicago locations
- Ability to partner with some of the nation's leading physicians
- In 2015, was named on 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers-16 th consecutive year
- Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign
- Competitive hourly pay
An employer that cares about growing your education with tuition reimbursement, professional development, and student loan repayment options.Our Medical Assistants assure efficient patient flow through the site: They escort the 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. They provide high quality care by: preparing and stocking all exam rooms in treatment area by following established protocols for disinfecting and sterilizing equipment and instruments. Medical Assistants participate in environmental safety rounds and maintains vaccine/medication inventory. They monitors and maintains equipment and instruments according to clinic guidelines and assist in ordering supplies and correctly disposes of all expired items. Medical Assistants adhere to office opening and closing procedures and functions as an integral part of the patient care team while promoting patient satisfaction by interacting with patients in a professional, friendly manner: The Medical Assistants of Northwestern Medicine accepts and performs delegated responsibilities in a positive manner and offers assistance to others. They regularly attends and participates in staff meetings. Daily they communicate appropriately and effectively with patients and patient care team (in the office and on the phone) and performs delegated procedures common to the specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner (see specialty practice addendum). Additionally, they performs all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Manager.
- High school diploma or GED.
- Diploma or Certification of Completion from an accredited Medical Assistant training program or equivalent clinical training.
- Within first six months of employment, will complete one of the following certifications: 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).
- Must have written proof of meeting candidate eligibility requirements for writing either certification exam: 2 years of full time Medical Assistant experience within the past 5 years is required if only eligible for NCCT certification.
- American Heart Association accredited Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification. Completion of pre-employment competency exam.
- Strong computer skills.
- Experience with electronic medical record.