ROTATING SHIFTS: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (including weekends)
Under the supervision of licensed personnel, the Medical Assistant (MA) works in cooperation with other clinic or facility health care and administrative professionals to provide continuity of care to the patient. The MA performs both clinical and administrative duties to support physician, nurses and administrative staff to support the Chicago Department of Public Health and Cook County Health COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Mobile Testing Unit. This is a grant position lasting 6-8 months. Multiple Vacancies
Supports the activities related to the COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Mobile Testing Unit.
Obtains medical history, vital signs, including but not limited to blood pressure, height and weight, BMI, head, neck and check circumference, pain and accurately and legibly documents the medical history. Reviews patient or employee medical records for completeness. May assist patients in completing relevant forms.
Prepares patient rooms for medical visits. Maintains cleanliness and general appearance of exam rooms. Cleans rooms after each patient visit and disposes of potentially infectious materials appropriately.
Assists with clerical and administrative duties such as answering phones, sorting medical charts, retrieving lab reports, scheduling appointments, billing and maintaining or obtaining current demographic and insurance information. Completing compliance reports as requested.
Performs a variety of laboratory procedures, including but not limited to finger stick glucose, veni-puncture, EKG's, urine dipsticks, urine pregnancy test, throat cultures, point of care testing and I-stats. Logs test and controls and accurately documents in medical records.
Assists physician with physical exams, minor surgical procedures and treatments, such as dressings and ear irrigations and administers oral medications and injections following physician order. Accurately documents oral and injectable medical administration in the medical record.
Performs phlebotomy service and prepares specimens as directed. Prepares, administers and documents immunizations on the client's medical record.
Administers first aid and other related procedures including removing and changing dressings, applying bandages, removing sutures, etc.
May be required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Provides an accurate and complete medication list for patients.
Refills or orders medications for patients and secures provider signature or authorization for reordered or refilled medication.
Supports the provider staff with completing referrals for diagnostic testing and specialist following the providers order.
Receives, organizes and stocks clinical supplies. Maintains inventory of medical supplies and providers for secure storage of medicine samples delivered by pharmaceutical representatives. Checks medication samples for expiration dates and maintains dispensing records
Performs equipment sterilization at site or prepares equipment for transfer to another facility for sterilization. Maintains clinical equipment and reports malfunctions to the staff physician or clinical coordinator.
Demonstrates knowledge and skill in interfacing with patient behaviors and health issues for a variety of age groups including children adolescence, adults and geriatric patients.
Performs other related duties as required.
Reports to the Project Coordinator or designee
Must possess either an Associate's degree as a Medical Assistant from a CAAHEEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health education Programs) approved program OR equivalent from an accredited Medical Assistant program OR formal medical service training program of the United States Armed Forces OR Five (5) years of recent full-time professional Medical Assistant experience. (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview if applicable.)
Must be certified as a Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), National Healthcareer Association (NHA), American Registry of Medical Assistant (ARMA), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) or the Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) OR Certified as a Registered Medical Assistant (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
Must possess a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association or able to obtain one within two (2) weeks of starting employment. (Must provide proof at time of interview if already obtained)
Position may require moderate travel for which the employee must have a valid driver's license/insured vehicle or other equivalent means of transportation for work.
One (1) year of experience as a Medical Assistant or in a related clinical capacity within a healthcare environment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interfacing with patients, their families, coworkers and all CCHHS employees. Sensitivity and respect in caring for patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Written and verbal communication skills necessary to perform effectively on the job. Analytical and problem solving skills. Attention to detail with the ability to work to deadlines. Flexibility and adaptability in performing work duties. Ability to transition from clinical to administrative duties. Strong emergency response skills including the ability to perform CPR. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel. Demonstrated knowledge of HIPPA. Working knowledge of basic medical terminology.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list an Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable.
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 257743
About Cook County Health
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER