Carle Foundation Hospital CMA/RMA - SWC ConvCare in Urbana, Illinois

CMA/RMA - SWC ConvCare

  • Department:

Convenient Care - Curtis Rd

  • Entity:

  • Job Category:

  • Employment Type:

Not Indicated

  • Job ID:

4844

  • Experience Required:

None

  • Education Required:

Not Indicated

  • Shift:

Variable

  • Location:

Urbana, IL

  • Usual Schedule:

12 hour shifts

  • On Call Requirements:

2-3 a month

  • Work Location:

Curtis Champaign

  • Weekend Requirements:

every other weekend

  • Holiday Requirements:

shared holidays with group

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Position Summary:

The Certified Medical Assistant / Registered Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and patient care support duties in a medical practice to assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensures that the office runs smoothly.

Qualifications:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTSHigh School Diploma/EquivalentCERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTSBasic Life Support (BLS) AND Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) OR Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from the following certification bodies: National Health Career Association (NHA), National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), American Allied Health (AAH) or The American Registry of Medical Assistants (ARMA). In addition, this certification requires: Successful completion of a Registered/Certified Medical Assistant (RMA / CMA) program OR Successful completion of Carle/Parkland Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Academy.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSHealthcare experience preferredOTHER REQUIREMENTSCapacity to learn and retain information. Strong customer service skills. Compassion and caring in dealing with others. Ability to operate office equipment. Proficiency in basic computer skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Rooming patients: Collecting pertinent information regarding the patient's chief complaint, vital signs and medication reconciliation upon arrival for a patient visit.

  • Telephone Interactions: As directed, completing necessary telephone communications with patients, families, pharmacies, and/or other health care facilities. Gathering information and maintaining patient information via telephone per department specific processes and policies.

  • Administrative tasks including, but not limited to, prior authorizations, scheduling appointments, verification of benefits, and coordination of referrals and testing.

  • Office procedures as directed and per department specific competencies. May perform procedures such as suture or staple removal, application or removal ofone step splintsat the direction of a provider, reading results of negative TB skin tests or steering patient to the care of a department nurse when TB screening appears to have indications of a positive read, and other diagnostic testing at the point of care.

  • Provide patient with written instructions regarding procedures, medications, or follow up instructions at the direction of the provider. CMA staff may retrieve and provide condition specific education from the internet, internal website, or printed materials per the provider directions and orders.

  • Administer medications per the provider order.

  • Provide assistance with prescription medication refills per department protocols. Call medications into pharmacies, notify patients of refills, and documents actions within the EMR per provider orders.

  • Maintain department specific competencies related to point of care testing, equipment handling, and specialty training.

  • Obtain vitals and collect data for patients to be seen by provider.

  • Perform waiting room and exam room rounding.

  • Assist providers with procedures.

  • Perform following procedures: EKG, ear washes, and vision screen, dressing changes, wound care and point of care testing.

  • Clean and sterilize instruments.

  • Collect and process specimens correctly.

  • Member of the code team.

  • Administer medications via Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, oral, and inhalation.

  • Orient new staff members.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.