Medical Assistants - Racine and Kenosha Counties - Wisconsin


Racine, WI
United States

Manages Others
No
Experience Required
No
Degree Required
No
Accepts NHA Certifications
Yes
Security Clearance Required
No
Employment Type
Employee

Job Description

Grow your career (and your bank account) when you’re hired as an MA. This position is currently eligible for a sign-on bonus if hired as an MA! If a two-year commitment is signed, you will receive a ($1,250 or $2,500) bonus on a paycheck following your first 90 days of employment.

Did you know...

•Advocate Aurora Health is consistently recognized as one of the best places to work in Wisconsin and Illinois!

•Our exceptional leadership team is committed to providing a great place to practice.

•Our CEO is dedicated to providing the best care and devoted to helping people live well!

•We recognize that as a Medical Assistant, you have a calling and that you are an integral part of the caregiving team. It is more than "just a job" but more so, an innate gift.

We are seeking full time and part time compassionate Medical Assistants for our clinics in Racine, WI, Kenosha, WI, Union Grove, WI, and Twin Lakes, WI.

**MA candidates hired for Union Grove clinic must also be willing to work out of Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes clinics when business needs require.

Scheduled Hours: Daytime hours, Monday through Friday

**Saturday location required for some openings. Sat/Sun rotation required for Urgent Care.

Departments currently hiring in: Urgent Care, Family Practice and Internal Medicine

How You'll Make a Difference:

Assists with the provision of patient centered care in an outpatient clinic. Performs various clinical support tasks under clinical supervision within the organization's established scope of practice guidelines to ensure efficient patient flow.

Prepares and rooms the patient for exam by obtaining vital signs and gathering/documenting/updating pertinent health information (i.e. chief complaint, allergies, and/or medications).

Performs laboratory procedures (i.e. strep test, wound culture, specimen collection, etc.) using principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions/infection control guidelines.

Assists the physician/advance practice provider (APP) with procedures and surgeries such as pelvic exams, allergy scratch testing, EMG, cautery, colposcopy, etc.

Administers routine medications, under physician/APP orders, which may include but are not limited to immunizations, antibiotics, vitamins and topical agents.

Provides basic patient instructions on the performance of routine tasks or skills. Follows through with necessary procedure or test requests, pre-approved care algorithms, new appointment times and referrals to other facilities or services.

Refers questions to registered nurses and physicians/providers per scope of practice guidelines and relays information back to patient as directed.

Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team to ensure smooth clinic flow and makes adjustments as necessary. Effectively communicates accurate and timely information with the patient.

May perform basic and advanced clinical support tasks or skills based on the specialty and appropriate advanced skills and competencies such as but not limited to removal of sutures and staples, straight catheterization, audiograms, laboratory procedures (throat/nose culture, drug screen), phlebotomy - butterfly, venous heel stick, EKG, spirometry, holter monitor application, etc., under clinical supervision.

We followed Lakeisha in Wisconsin at our Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center site as she talked about her "Day in the Life" of being a Medical Assistant. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8Wn4LOeLR4

At Advocate Aurora Health:

At Advocate Aurora Health, we pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Advocate Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.

Diversity and inclusion matters at Advocate Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.


 
Job Requirements
What it Will Take:

Licenses & Certifications

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

Degrees: Completion of an accredited or approved program in Medical Assistant.

Required Functional Experience: No experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to perform routine and complex technical skills, within the Medical Assistant scope of practice after demonstrated competency. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians. Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, and use of electronic mail with exposure to electronic medical records systems. Demonstrates customer service skills that support a positive patient experience.