CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASST

Post Date:  Mar 20, 2024
Location: 

Lake Villa, IL, US, 60046

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31585
Work Schedule:  2:30pm - 10:00pm

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 

 

At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.

 

Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission.

 

If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 

 

Certified Medical Assistants are responsible for: 

  • Checks and monitors client vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure and blood sugar levels; and documents readings as appropriate. 

  • Prepares and administers medication as ordered and under the supervision of the doctor; observes medical reactions and reports any changes or concerns to physician and/or nursing staff.

  • Prepares and administers medication and vaccinations as prescribed and under supervision of a physician and documents same in the medication administration record. 

  • Reviews and creates physician orders from physician sourced documents; places orders per instructions, such as vital signs requests, lab orders, or dietary instructions. 

  • Collects client sick call requests and discusses or notifies MD or RN. Performs data entry into system.

  • Responsible for checking and monitoring client vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressure and sugar levels; records client’s readings and other information pertinent to the clients medical needs and care.

  • Assists physicians, psychiatrists, dietitians and other providers with exams, preparing exam room; and maintains their daily schedules.

  • Observes client’s physical, mental, and emotional conditions and reports any changes or concerns to nursing staff.

  • Performs searches of clients and client property following any period of absence from the unit in accordance with agency policy.

  • Enters lab orders into the electronic medical record and monitors and reports incoming results to physician or nursing staff. 

  • Collects specimens, blood draws, and perform minor procedures under direct supervision of MD if needed.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned, such as monitoring, storing and reordering supplies, changing biohazard bags, answering telephones, photocopying, scanning and filin documents and forms.

 

Requirements: 

  • Completion of Medical Assistant training program from an accredited institution.
  • Current CPR certification
  • Computer skills, ability to follow protocols and attention to detail

  • Working knowledge of theories, principles, and basic nursing concepts in order to effectively contribute to client’s medical care
  • Ability to read, write, understand and follow written instructions
  • Strong  verbal and written communication skills to include report writing
  • Conflict resolution skills to implement solutions and resolve conflict
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to work irregular  hours, over weekends and holidays
  • Must be a critical thinker to assess situations and develop and executes action plans
  • Must be well-organized to work well under pressure

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Normal or corrected vision and some color vision, necessary to read thermometers, blood pressure gauges, dipstick analysis results, and so forth to see and evaluate presented symptoms and injuries
  • Communication abilities necessary to gather and exchange information with clients and staff in person or by telephone, provide care instructions, and schedule appointments
  • Ability to respond to telephone, pages and intercoms
  • Manual dexterity necessary to manipulate instruments and syringes, apply bandages or sterile wipes, and accept and pass instruments and specimens; and touch sensitivity necessary to detect pulse, palpate body areas, and perform treatments with minimal client discomfort
  • Depending on program assigned, ability to drive vehicle to various locations
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis
  • Ability to stoop and bend, ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, and ability to walk and move about for up to two hours at a time
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 

 

Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Saving Account
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs

 

Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago