Multiple locations available in Chicago suburbs
Under the direction of the
Site Physician(s) and Practice Manager, serves as a primary assistant to
physicians and nurses. May also be
directed by employees in a charge or lead role.
Practices high quality medical care in performing a variety of patient
care activities such as preparation for appointments, minor exams and
procedures, laboratory and maintenance controls, patient documentation, and
various office duties.
**Depending on Practice Site
Requirements, an incumbent in this position may not perform all the key
responsibilities listed below. However,
it is expected that at least 80% of the responsibilities are performed for this
job. Travel to other sites may be
Patient and Appointment Preparation:
Prepares examination rooms
for patient visits, including cleaning, sterilizing, stocking supplies. Escorts patients to exam rooms and assists in
obtaining pertinent information, which may include obtaining vital signs,
weight, height, health history, chief complaint and symptoms. Maintains optimum
patient flow by keeping exam rooms occupied with patients for office visits.
Upon request, assists the
Provider (Physician, PA, NP) with examinations and minor office surgeries. May assist with instrument handling and
exam/procedure preparation. May collect
lab specimens (blood draws, urine, and saliva) and perform on-site lab testing
including collecting samples for slides centrifuge and/or cultures. Performs various tests: EKG; blood glucose
testing; hemocults; urine pregnancy tests; pulmonary function testing;
spirometry; and vision testing. Changes
dressings, applies bandages, casts, and performs other first aid
procedures. Carries out CPR in patient
**Additional Responsibility for MAs: Practicing
within the scope of certification, training, and experience, performs intramuscular, subcutaneous and nebulizer medications
as ordered by a physician.
Quality Control Procedures:
laboratory and sterilization controls and maintains appropriate
documentation. Performs autoclaving
duties upon completion of sterilization certification education. Disposes of biohazardous wastes according to
OSHA standards. Cleans, disinfects
and/or sterilizes instruments and equipment following safety and OSHA
standards. Performs routine maintenance
on medical equipment. Maintains
departmental logs assuring adherence to DMG Safety/OSHA and blood borne
pathogen policies and procedures.
Hyperspace computer functions and interaction with clinic staff and physicians to
facilitate patient flow. Documents
patient information into their chart, including current medications, reasons
for the visit, and patient vitals.
Assures that lab, x-ray, and other test results are placed correctly in
the patient chart. Prepares charts as
per department guidelines. Completes all
necessary ancillary service requisition slips.
Familiarizes self with necessary department
paperwork and is able to identify and complete it. Based on need and direction,
provides patients with written department visit policies, HIPAA Rights, medical
Assists in Coverage:
** While performing patient
care duties, the CMA will not exercise independent medical decision making or
perform evaluation/assessment activities.
Assists nurse with pharmacy
callbacks after demonstrating an understanding of medications. Performs patient callbacks as explicitly
instructed by Provider or Nurse. Returns
pharmacy faxes to pharmacies after physician approves refills. Provides office coverage during vacations,
absences, and/or breaks and lunches.
Calls for hazardous waste
pick-ups as necessary. Answers
telephones and takes appropriate messages.
Orders supplies to replenish materials used by staff.
Other Duties as Assigned:
(Depending on Office Specific
Front desk reception. May perform patient registration and
scheduling. Confirm appointments and
insurance coverage. Processes mail.
- Must be experienced in PC/keyboard skills and
Microsoft office applications.
- Must possess excellent communication and writing
- Must have the ability to plan, organize, and work
independently; exhibits problem-solving skills.
- Able to develop professional rapport with employees
at all levels of the company.
- Must be able to perform CPR when necessary.
- Practices OSHA safety standards and complies with
HIPAA at all times.
- Must complete skills verification testing for
tasks required for this position.
- Ability to pass CMA competency
training during a 90 day new hire orientation period and on an annual
EDUCATION and / or CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE:
- CPR certification required.
- Preferred one-year
experience in a medical setting such as a doctor’s office, hospital or
long-term nursing facility.