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Company: UChicago Medicine
Location: Joliet, IL
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Join one of the nation's most comprehensive academic medical centers, UChicago Medicine Care Network, in a patient-focused and influential role as a Medical Assistant at our River East location. In this role, you would support our Dermatology clinic as well as other specialties. Our employees deliver world-class care in an environment where opinions are respected, decision-making is rewarded and teamwork is the order of the day. Our staff is encouraged to achieve their career goals, which in turn benefits all of our patients and the University of Chicago Medicine as a whole. 


In this role, a Medical Assistant is an employee who performs a wide variety of patient care services under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, advanced practice nurse (APN) or physician. Such services can involve therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures.


Responsibilities include:

  • Triage, conduct vitals
  • Experience administering vaccinations and immunizations
  • Complete paperwork and forms
  • Check schedules and organize patient flow
  • Accompany patients to exam/procedure room
  • Assist patients as needed 
  • Prepare room for exam
  • Collect patient history
  • Perform screenings per provider guidelines
  • Assist physicians/nurses with various procedures
  • Chart; relay instructions to patients/families
  • Answer calls
  • Send/receive patient medical records
  • Obtain lab/X-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc
  • Schedule appointments
  • Insurance coverage verification
  • Manage and update charts to ensure that information is complete and filed appropriately
  • Prescription Refills
  • Ordering, sorting, storing supplies
  • Restock exam/procedure room
  • Perform other duties assigned

Required Qualifications

  • A completed High School diploma or equivalent from an accredited body is required
  • Must have a current certificate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training
  • Must have phlebotomy experience
  • Must have experience working in a community health setting
  • Position requires completion of a certified/registered program for medical assistants that is recognized by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross (CMA, RMA, CCMA, NCMA)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Considerable skill in communicating verbally, in determining priorities and in organizing work; ability to maintain an organized, alphabetized filing system
  • General working knowledge of PC. Excel, Microsoft Word for windows and EPIC a plus
  • Computerized appointment scheduling experience preferred
  • Ability to handle stress in a fast-paced environment
  • Considerable skill in handling sensitive public contacts with discretion, tact and courtesy when dealing with patients, coworkers and physicians
  • Physical ability to perform stocking, lifting and transporting supplies and instruments

Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Shift: First Shift – 8 hour shift
  • Unit/Department: Multispecialty
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

In this role, we anticipate that you will generally work approximately 40 hours per week. We anticipate that you will generally be scheduled to work the first shift, between the hours of 7:30am-6:00pm and will not be scheduled for on-call shifts. We anticipate you will be scheduled to work 100% at the River East Clinic. The days of the week that you are scheduled will be Monday-Friday. You will not be scheduled to work on weekends.


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