Medical Assistant, River East - Full Time Rotating

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/17/2023 2:08 PM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code

Job Description

Join UChicago Medicine Care Network, as a Medical Assistant at our River East clinic just steps off of Michigan Avenue in Downtown Chicago.


Up to $1,500 Sign On Bonus Available! 


In this role, a Medical Assistant is an employee who performs a wide variety of patient care services under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, advanced practice nurse (APN) or physician. Such services can involve therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures. We have openings in multiple specialties including Primary Care, OB/GYN, Neurology, Gastroenterology, and Multi-Specialt


Responsibilities include:

  • Triage, conduct vitals
  • Experience administering vaccinations and immunizations
  • Complete paperwork and forms
  • Check schedules and organize patient flow
  • Accompany patients to exam/procedure room
  • Assist patients as needed 
  • Prepare room for exam
  • Collect patient history
  • Perform screenings per provider guidelines
  • Assist physicians/nurses with various procedures
  • Chart; relay instructions to patients/families
  • Answer calls
  • Send/receive patient medical records
  • Obtain lab/X-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc
  • Complete forms/requisitions as needed
  • Schedule appointments
  • Insurance coverage verification
  • Manage and update charts to ensure that information is complete and filed appropriately
  • Prescription Refills
  • Ordering, sorting, storing supplies
  • Restock exam/procedure room


Required Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a current certificate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training
  • Experience working in a community health setting
  • Position requires completion of a certified/registered program for medical assistants that are recognized by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross (CMA, RMA, CCMA, NCMA)
  • Minimum of one year of recent experience working in a medical office/facility

Preferred Qualifications

  • Considerable skill in communicating verbally, determining priorities, and in organizing work; ability to maintain an organized, alphabetized filing system
  • General working knowledge of PC: Excel, Microsoft Word for Windows, and EPIC
  • Computerized appointment scheduling experience
  • Ability to handle stress in a fast-paced environment
  • Considerable skill in handling sensitive public contacts with discretion, tact and courtesy when dealing with patients, coworkers and physicians
  • Physical ability to perform stocking, lifting and transporting supplies and instruments

Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Shift: Day Shift
  • Unit/Department: Float
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

In this role, we anticipate that you will generally work approximately 40 hours per week. We anticipate that you will generally be scheduled to work the rotating shift, between the hours of 8am-8:30pm and will not be scheduled for on-call shifts. We anticipate you will be scheduled to work 100% at the River East Clinic. The days of the week that you are scheduled will vary depending on the week, but we anticipate that you will be scheduled to work on weekends (Saturday) only once a month.


Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.


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