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Medical Assistant - Medical Assistant

Company: The University of Chicago Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Medical AssistantJob Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as a Medical Assistant on our Cardiolgy Team. In this role you will partner with the rest of the clinical team to provide patients the highest quality of care.

In this role, a Medical Assistant is an employee who performs a wide variety of patient care services under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, advanced practice nurse (APN) or physician. Such services can involve therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures.

Essential Job Functions:

* Know and practice the University of Chicago Medical Center's Pride Values and Patient Centered Care Definition and Principles.
* Perform any or all duties involving direct patient care as assigned by the registered nurse or physician and within the scope of the Nursing policies and procedures.
* Appropriately implement and document patient and family education as delegated by the RN or physician.
* Obtain and record vital signs.
* Perform tests, i.e. pregnancy tests, urinalysis, and hemocults, etc., specific to the patient population.
* Document all aspects of patient care according to hospital policies and procedures.
* Perform phlebotomy services.
* Assist with collection of specimens. Perform labeling and logging of specimens in compliance with hospital standards.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

* A completed High School diploma or equivalent from an accredited body
* A current certificate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training
* Must have phlebotomy experience
* Experience working in a community health setting
* Completion of a certified/registered program for medical assistants that is recognized by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross
* Experience in the administration of vaccines and booster shots
* Experience in obtaining EKG tracings preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

* Considerable skill in communicating verbally, in determining priorities and in organizing work; ability to maintain an organized, alphabetized filing system
* General working knowledge of PC. Excel, Microsoft Word for windows, OASIS and EPIC
* Ability to handle stress in a fast-paced environment
* Considerable skill in handling sensitive public contacts with discretion, tact and courtesy when dealing with patients, coworkers, and physicians
* Physical ability to perform stocking, lifting, and transporting supplies and instruments

Position Details:

* Job Type/FTE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
* Shift: Days - 10 hour shift
* Unit/Department: Cardiology
* CBA Code: Non-Union

Must comply with UCMC's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment--- with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual ori

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