Medical Assistant, CNA or EMT - Rheumatology

Medical Assistant, CNA or EMT - Rheumatology

OrthoIllinois | Carol Stream, IL, 60122, US
Salary Range:$30,000 – $41,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 3 days ago

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Company Description

Since its founding in 1967, OrthoIllinois has grown dynamically to become one of the leading bone and joint centers in northern Illinois. Our university-quality care delivery is founded on a one-stop, multi-specialty philosophy.

Job Purpose:

The Clinical Float is responsible for a broad variety of patient care, technical and clerical related functions. Coordinates patient flow for physicians and ensures continuity of high level of patient care and efficient patient flow by ensuring the healthcare team following clinical standards of excellent care.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs clinical duties, as appropriate, such as taking vital signs, setting up and assisting with minor procedures, blood pressure, point of care testing, etc.
  • Assists physicians with clinical procedures, such as injections/aspirations, casting, wound management, verifying and preparing medications, and prepping the patient
  • Prepares charts for upcoming clinics
  • Retrieves and enters patient data for MRIs, X-Rays, EMGs, etc.
  • Coordinates surgery scheduling as needed
  • Ensures rooming of patients in a timely matter in order to maintain clinic flow for physicians and physician assistants
  • Receives incoming patient calls and returns patient calls in a timely matter
  • Records accurate, complete, legible and timely documentation as needed in the patient's medical record
  • Provides patient education related to treatment recommendations
  • Assists physicians and physician assistants with ordering medications and diagnostic testing
  • Scribes for physicians and physician assistances
  • Completes patient paperwork in a timely manner
  • Follows correct procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous, infectious, and pharmaceutical waste
  • Prepares, cleans and sterilizes, and/or reprocesses, instruments and maintain equipment, according to organizational standards
  • Anticipates and proactively plans for practitioner and patient needs
  • Provides open and timely communication and information to patients, families, and practitioners (as appropriate)
  • Reports pertinent observations and information, both written and verbal, to appropriate staff
  • Assists in orientation of new team members
  • Maintains all necessary certifications and licensure, including first aid and/or CPR, state licensure, national certifications, and continuing education
  • Stays up to date on required trainings such as OSHA, Medicare fraud/waste training, blood borne pathogens training, and sexual harassment training
  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality and follows all HIPAA guidelines


  • Technical Expertise: The ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area; is sought out as an expert to provide advice or solutions in his/her technical area
  • Customer Focus: Works with customers to understand needs and ensure that products and services meet their needs. Does what can be done to resolve issues, gets the customer to someone who can help if needed, and follows up to ensure there is resolution. Handles the situation in a conscientious and customer-focused way
  • Adaptability: Maintains composure in a fast-paced environment, managing changing priorities and adjusting response appropriately to achieve goals; responds to change with a positive attitude and willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives
  • Comprehension: Understands and applies detailed instructions and factual information in oral, written and /or diagram form
  • Communication: Actively listens, interprets verbal and nonverbal cues, and seeks to understand; presents information clearly both verbally and written with the goal to inform and care for patients; able to adjust presentation as needed for audience
  • Planning and Organizing: Manages a high volume of tasks at one time, prioritizing workload while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
  • Judgment: Acts with the patient's best interest making timely and informed decisions in complex situations; accepts responsibility to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Professionalism: Shows commitment to quality acting with expertise and integrity; ability to foster collaboration, communicate respectfully, and open to receive feedback
  • Decision Making: Collects and reviews relevant data before acting balancing risk and rewards of options, encourages input from other subject matter experts, able to adjust opinions and recommendations based on new information, and objectively evaluates decisions after they have been made
  • Initiative/Independence: Works independently with little needed direction taking responsibility for own time and effectiveness. Proactively recognizes opportunities to contribute, recommends and implements process improvements
  • Attention to Detail: Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently
  • Problem Solving: Analyzes data to understand root cause and solves problems with multiple variables, both predictable and unpredictable
  • Numerical Skills: Numerical Skill: Utilizes intermediate mathematical abilities including basic math computations, percentages, ratios, averages and practical application of algebraic math

Organizational Culture:

All OrthoIllinois employees focus on service by putting the mission, vision, and value statements into practice and using the guiding principles of Compassion, Respect, Trust, Integrity, Innovation, Education Fiscal Responsibility, Practice Independence, Accountability, and Empowerment to direct their interactions and decision making. Employees promote and model the service standards to create lasting impressions, extraordinary moments, exceptional on-stage experiences, and meaningful and compassionate connections.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Registered Orthopedic Technician (ROT), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • One year of experience in a similar role, preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft and Google Suites

Environmental/Working Conditions:

Working environment is in an office/clinic setting.

Benefits available at OrthoIllinois:

  • Company sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Company paid Life insurance and additional Voluntary Life available
  • Company paid Long and Short Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k with company match and profit sharing
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous paid time off program and holidays
  • Company paid wellness program
  • Employee appreciation events throughout the year
  • Discounted cell phone service and discounts with local vendors