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Medical Assistant-Behavioral Health

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Department:02040 AMG Downers Grove Warren Ave - Behavioral HealthStatus: Full timeBenefits Eligible:YesHours Per Week:40Schedule Details/Additional Information:This position is eligible for a $2500 sign on bonus (pro-rated for 20-35 hours/week), payable after 90 days of hire (Internals and less than 20 hours per week not included)JOB SUMMARY:The Medical Assistant is a key member of the patient care team by supporting physicians and other clinicians in the delivery of high-quality health care to ambulatory patients. Medical Assistants are vital to the effective operations of a fast-paced medical practice. Medical Assistants help patients transition from the outside world into the provider's office. The Medical Assistant performs a variety of important tasks to promote optimal health for our patients, including: Assist physicians and other clinicians with important clinical duties including but not limited to taking medical histories and assisting in physical examinationsAct as a liaison between patients, physicians and other clinicians.Measure patient's vital signsPrepare and administer vaccines/medicationsDocument patient information into the electronic health recordCollect specimens for testingREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:High School Diploma or GEDGraduate of a medical assistant program or at least one year of medical assistant or equivalent experience.Good communications skills. Experience using a keyboard and computers.Familiarity with equipment used in ambulatory care.Current AHA CPR certification. Non-certified MAs must obtain certification or registration within one year of hire with AMG approved certifying bodies including, NHA, AMT, AAMA, NCCT or AMCA.Ability to travel locally to multiple sites as needed.Ability to work in stressful conditions and difficult situations.Resilient and flexible in a changing environment.Ability to cooperate and work with others.Ability to make sound and timely decisions and ability to work rotating shifts any day of the week.Ability to perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients as needed, ability to stoop/bend.Ability to lift to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. with nearly 3 million patients served at more than 500 sites of care in Illinois and Wisconsin, including 28 hospitals. We're redefining the standard for care with world-class doctors and caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-edge research and clinical trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties. Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. with nearly 3 million patients served at more than 500 sites of care in Illinois and Wisconsin, including 28 hospitals. We're redefining the standard for care with world-class doctors and caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-edge research and clinical trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Downers Grove , Medical Assistant-Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Downers Grove, Illinois

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