Medical Assistant Internal Medicine
Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Posted on: June 20, 2022
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.
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must
demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and possess the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as
described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific
information is developed further in the departmental job
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:
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
Completion of an accredited or approved program in Medical
No experience required.
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30a - 4:30p
Wednesday & Friday: 7a-12:45p
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Ability to perform routine and complex technical skills, within the
Medical Assistant scope of practice after demonstrated
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
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Must sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, crawl, kneel,
climb, and reach above shoulders throughout the workday.
Must be able to:
lift up to 50 lbs from floor to waist.
lift up to 20 lbs over the head.
carry up to 40 lbs a reasonable distance.
push/pull with 30 lbs of force.
perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs with a second person
Must have functional speech, vision, hearing, and touch with
ability to use fine-hand manipulation skills.
Will be exposed to the following hazards on a frequent basis:
mechanical, electrical, chemical, blood and body fluids. Will be
required to wear protective clothing and equipment as needed.
Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work
expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform
other related duties.
Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Kenosha , Medical Assistant Internal Medicine, Healthcare , Kenosha, Wisconsin
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