Medical Assistant MG - 1450 Practice Primary Care

Northwest Community Healthcare Buffalo Grove , IL 60089

Posted 2 months ago

Shift: Full time, Days, Rotating weekends

Reporting to the assigned Practice Manager, with accountability to the Clinical Supervisor, serves as primary assistant to the medical provider by performing routine clinical tasks and direct patient care under the supervision of the Physician (MD) and Registered Nursing (RN). Based on physician orders, facilitates patient throughput, clinical testing, and follow up activities.
1.Performs routine tasks to assist the primary care provider in patient care related activities. Cleans and maintains exam and treatment rooms and stocks clinical supplies and equipment. Escorts patients to exam/treatment rooms. Practicing good customer relations, collects and documents patient data and history regarding nutrition, activity, mental state, temperature, pulse, blood pressure, height and weight. Observes and responds to the general needs of patients. Reports the general physical and mental condition of the patient to the physician. Prepares patient with basic explanation of treatment procedures and assists the physician during the examination as directed.
2.Reviews and updates patient records prior to appointment with recent test results and correspondence and determines potential services anticipated per practice protocols. Confers with physician on any incomplete patients tests, consults or orders prior to the patient visit. May assist with scheduling tests and treatments, pre-certifying patients for hospital care and/or procedures and processing referrals to other care providers.
3.Performs selected clinical duties, reviews patient self-reported history and physical, vital signs, injections and immunizations, and assists in minor office procedures under the direction of the MD/APP/RN. Performs venipunctures and finger sticks; identifies correct patient before collecting specimen and labels specimens before leaving the patient. Performs Point of Care testing and supports lab draw site services according to CLIA and hospital policies. Logs and documents procedures performed according to hospital requirements. Completes EKG's, suture removal, and dressing changes.
4.Performs various clerical functions; answers telephones, relays and responds to patient messages with physician direction. Updates and processes patient medical records with all patient communication. Schedules appointments and documents patient referrals when needed. Coordinates patient care through the appropriate triaging of patient phone calls and call backs as assigned by the provider when applicable
5.Manages patient contact and follow up as directed and by electronic medical record (EMR) tasks. Follows up on all overdue orders, verbal and written, as identified in the electronic record task box. Provides accurate documentation on patient compliance with follow up and notifies physician of all refusals for orders. Documents all interventions, results, patient / family interactions, and medications dispensed in the record.
6.Provides a safe and therapeutic patient environment that maintains patient's respect, dignity and confidentiality of health information. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to complete routine clinical tasks involving all age groups of patients under the supervision of a licensed MD/APP/RN.
7.Remains alert to potential Quality Assurance problems and actively participates in process improvement opportunities. May participate in QI projects, data collection and patient outreach as assigned.
8.Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies, and procedures. 1. Requires current certification from a national Medical Assistant certification body or obtain within 3 months of hire or transfer.
2.Working knowledge of and experience with the use clinical equipment and materials.
3.Current CPR certification from the American Heart Association.
4.Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate test results and document legibly.
5.Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with patients, team members, and physicians and to maintain team-oriented relationships with senior management, managers and staff.
6.Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision while exercising attention to details and independent judgment within stated guidelines.
7.Ability to maintain high customer service standards.
8.Proficient computer skills and the ability to learn and effectively utilize department specific software systems.
9.Ability to effectively perform or learn technical skills to perform essential functions within allocated time frame.
10. Ability to work a flexible schedule as part of a team.
11. Ability and willingness to float between multiple Physician Office locations when needed.


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Physician NCH Medical Group Family Medicine/Internal Medicine 1450

Northwest Community Healthcare

Posted 2 months ago

VIEW JOBS 10/15/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-01-13T00:00 Reporting to Vice President Physician Operations or designee, provides comprehensive physician services to assess, diagnose, plan and treat a wide range of patients with health issues/illness or injury within NCH facilities or NCH Medical Group locations. Collaborates with inter-disciplinary healthcare team to provide comprehensive clinical coordination of patient care resulting in integrated health care that is timely, high quality, customer focused and utilizes resources effectively to optimize patient outcomes. 1. Provides evidence based direct patient care to include comprehensive clinical assessment, diagnosing, planning and treatment of a range of health issues/illness or injuries for patients. Identifies expected outcomes from assessment data and diagnosis and develops a comprehensive individualized plan of care that includes interventions, treatments and follow up recommendations. Communicates patient data to interdisciplinary team as appropriate. Prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies as appropriate. 2. Consults with and provides collaborative/supervision to inter disciplinary team in assessing, defining and administering patient care interventions and treatment. Provides direction and education to the interdisciplinary support staff as indicated. 3. Facilitates decisions and actions on behalf of patients in an ethical manner by maintaining patient confidentiality, acting as a patient advocate and assisting patients so they can advocate for themselves. Communicates plan of care to patient and family regularly. Assists patient and family in becoming informed consumers about risk and benefits of treatment and care as well as health promotion and preventative care. Provides follow-up recommendations as appropriate. 4. Follows established documentation practices to ensure that the medical record accurately reflects the intensity of service, severity of illness, and contains all required diagnostic and treatment information for the episode of illness or injury. 5. Collaborate and consults with other physicians as needed on patient care evaluation and management. 6. Collaborates with NCH Medical Group administrative leadership in areas of resource utilization, practice efficiency and quality protocols and practice goals. 7. Collaboratively aligns with NCH Medical Staff in accordance with established by-laws. 8. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies, and procedures. 1. Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with current license to practice medicine in the state of Illinois. 2. Board certification or Board eligible in specialty area. 3. Active DEA and Illinois Controlled Substance License 4. Current CPR certification or specialty specific advanced life support (ACLS, ATLS, PALS) certification obtained through American Heart Association. 5. The interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, families, medical personnel, and other members of the health care team in a compassionate and customer oriented manner. 6. Current knowledge of evidence-based standards of medical care for specialty area. 7. The ability to perform effectively and efficiently under the pressure of stressful emergency situations. 8. Ability to prioritize patient care to support efficient patient flow in in NCH facilities or NCH Medical Group offices. 9. Ability to work a flexible schedule and to assist in covering vacancies when necessary. Northwest Community Healthcare Buffalo Grove IL

Medical Assistant MG - 1450 Practice Primary Care

Northwest Community Healthcare