Pillars Community Health | Midwestern Career College

Pillars Community Health

Medical Assistant

Pillars Community Health in La Grange, IL is seeking Medical Assistants to work under the general supervision of the Director of Nursing. The MA provides skilled clinical support to assist the Physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, or licensed nursing staff in the care and treatment of
patients. Assist with referrals, sets up patient rooms, takes vitals and other patient stats, with patient care team for a whole-person approach to health care. Treats patients professionally and with dignity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work in reception
• Answer telephone
• Schedule appointments
• Process medical billing
• Keep financial records
• File medical charts
• Telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy
Clinical
• Escort patient to exam room
• Obtain patient history interviews
• Take and record vital signs
• Prepare patient for examination
• Use medical terminology and accepted charting abbreviations in documentation
• Provide patient information/instructions
• Assist with medical examinations/surgical procedures

• Set up/clean patient rooms
• Maintain inventory
• Restock supplies in patient rooms
• Collect and prepare laboratory specimens
• Change dressings
• Notify patients of laboratory results
• Schedule patient appointments
• Translate during medical interviews with non-English-speaking patients
• Give prevention reminders
• Instruct patients about medications or special diets
• Perform basic laboratory tests

Advanced duties
If there is competency verification, the Medical Assistant can do the
following activities:
• Perform visual acuities/ visual field screening and hand-held optoacoustic emission testing.
• Remove sutures and staples
• Perform CLIA waived on-site testing
1. Hemoglobin
2. Urinalysis
3. Glucose testing
4. Strep A Rapid Test
5. Urine HCG
6. Hemoglobin A1C
• Perform venipuncture
• Administer nebulizer treatments
• Administer immunizations
• Measure peak flow
• Perform spirometry
• Prepare/administer oral/intramuscular/intradermal/subcutaneous medications as directed
• Perform ECGs

Other
• Adhere to OSHA guidelines for a safe work environment
• Follows all rules required to comply with confidentiality and HIPAA policies.
• Complies with applicable laws and regulations and the corporate compliance program of
Community Nurse
• Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum 18 years of age
• Current Illinois Medical Assistant Certification (may obtain within 1 year of employment)
• Bilingual English/Spanish
• Meets agency health and immunization requirements
• CPR certified
• Experience in a not-for-profit organization, preferred
• Experience in a hospital or community health center preferred

MUST HAVE VEHICLE TO TRAVEL BETWEEN COMPANY SITES

To apply, please send your resume to Denise Alexander at dalexander@mccollege.edu and indicate in your email the position and company name.