Medical Assistant - Covid Support - Main Hospital/Lincoln Park - #19503260

Children's Memorial Hospital


Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: Chicago, IL
Contract type: Full time
Children's Memorial Hospital

Overview


As a Medical Assistant with Lurie Children's Hospital, you will be joining a team that is dedicated to helping children grow up to be happy healthy adults. This full-time Medical Assistant (80 hours biweekly) will support Covid drive through/up operations at Lurie Children's Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park and the Main Hospital. The Medical Assistant assists Physicians and other staff under the direction of a Registered Nurse.


Hours are generally Monday - Friday 7a - 5:30p with rotating weekends 7a-12p.


Responsibilities


Covid nasal swabbing for patients in a controlled environment, mostly pre-procedural testing and by appointment only. Specimen collection. Performs phlebotomy as directed by Physician orders. Administers intramuscular injections, subcutaneous injections, intradermal skin testing, topical medications and ophthalmic drops. Works in conjunction with other staff to maximize clinic flow. Intervenes appropriately in emergency situations. Documents work in patient record either in the Electronic Medical Record or the paper chart. Provide back up support to front desk staff by scheduling patient visits and performing "check-in, check out" activities. Perform initial portion of the exam by obtaining measurements and gathering a brief patient history. Assist Physicians with difficult exams. Assists in the retrieval and delivery of medications and pharmaceutical products that are dispensed from the Pharmacy to the appropriate patient care provider/s in a timely manner. Stocks and maintains the clinic area which includes changing needle boxes when 2/3 full Evaluates and documents changes to the plan whether that be in the Electronic Medical Record or in the paper chart. Demonstrates knowledge of pertinent aspects and competency with protocols related to the use of chemical disinfection, high level disinfection, and sterilization if required at part of the responsibilities of the role. Other job functions as assigned.


Qualifications


Successful completion of an accredited medical assistant program. Some college preferred. Certification as a Medical Assistant desired. Basic Life Support certification from the American Heart Association. 1+ years of patient care experience (MA, CNA, PCT) strongly preferred.

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