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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
2/22/2019
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Medical Assistant - Hickory Hills
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Trinity Health Corporation | Hickory Hills, IL
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Job Description

Utilizes a defined skill set consistent with the basic educational program, certification, and relevant work experience to deliver direct care to the patient in the ambulatory setting. Working under the direct supervision/licensure of the physician, the Medical Assistant is an integral member of the health care team and is responsible for coordinating the pre/intra/post aspects of the medical visit. Those include direct care, registration & scheduling, physician-patient communication and other office-related tasks. In addition, will administer medication and works directly with other health care professionals at the site as well as ancillary department and services to coordinate care. The core Magis values of care, concern, cooperation and respect are evidenced in daily work.

Utilizes a defined skill set consistent with the basic educational program, certification, and relevant work experience to deliver direct care to the patient in the ambulatory setting. Working under the direct supervision/licensure of the physician, the Medical Assistant is an integral member of the health care team and is responsible for coordinating the pre/intra/post aspects of the medical visit. Those include direct care, registration & scheduling, physician-patient communication and other office-related tasks. In addition, will administer medication and works directly with other health care professionals at the site as well as ancillary department and services to coordinate care. The core Magis values of care, concern, cooperation and respect are evidenced in daily work.

Provides care to the patient and support to the physician throughout the entire visit, beginning at the time of arrival at the reception desk, during the visit, and completion of the check out process. This includes but is not limited to history taking, assisting with routine tasks and procedures, telephone messaging, scheduling and visit follow up orders. Works under the supervison of a registered professional nurse when additional skill, assessment and expertise are needed, or in the absence of the physician

Uses planning and collaboration skills to maintain optimum work flow in the clinical area, including flexing assignments, cross coverage and continuous communication with peers to identify obstacles. Uses problem solving skills and proactive measures to eliminate roadbloacks that impact the delivery of care. Uses creative thinking to identify ways that enhance the patient/physician clinic experience. Oversees supply inventory and is a resource for the routine use and maintenance of medical equipment. Actively participates in quality projects and activities that enhance care through evidence-based practices. Demonstrates a culture of safety in the care environment and adheres to the standards of care required by regulatory agencies.

Utilizes technical skills and knowledge of the computerized scheduling systems to generate patient demographic info as well as cilitate appointment scheduling and access to care. Demonstrates capacity for attention to detail as it relates to insurance, billing and referral processes.

Demonstrates initial and ongoing competency with the enterprise's computerized scheduling systems for clinic appointments and ancillary testing. In addition, coordinates external referrals into and out of the system when requested or ordered by the physician. Routinely reviews physician schedules to identify opportunities to improve patient access and/or reduce wait times, maximize staff/physician productivity and maintain clinic flow

Serves as the primary source of contact for clinical operations within the department. Deals promptly, directly and completely with messages from patients and physicians. Exhibits courteous and professional interactions with internal and external customers. Escalates any unresolved issues to the medical assistant lead, registered professional nurse or manager. Demonstrates proficiency in the use of electronic communication modalities.

Serves as the ""live"" recorder of the Physician visit with the patient. Is proficient in the physician documentation templates and protects confidentiality of patient's personal health information (PHI). Follows all rules of documentation within EPIC.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Education:

Required: High School Diploma plus training acquired through work experience or education

Preferred: Administrative or technical background acquired through completion of 2 - 3 years of college

Minimum Experience:

Preferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience

Licensure/Certifications:

Required:

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) - American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) OR

Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) - American Medical Technologists (AMT)

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)