Medical Assistant
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Biological Sciences



  • Standard Summary
Performs duties related to patient care. Prepares patient's charts, making sure all recent testing is included. Weighs, measures, and assesses patient vital signs and records data. Records reasons for patient's visits. May assist patients with dressing and undressing upon request. Assists patient on/off stretchers, wheelchairs, and/or exam tables. Assists a doctor or nurse with procedures, including draping and/or positioning patients for examination or treatment, holding instruments, and/or adjusting lights. Assists with the collection, labeling, and logging of specimens. May perform phlebotomy. Utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychological, and developmental needs of the patient. Communicates all changes in the patient's biophysical and emotional status to the physician. Counts and reports missing instruments. Sends treatment trays and surgical equipment to be sterilized. Stocks and cleans assigned areas. Maintains an appropriate and clean patient care environment. Files and completes paperwork. Handles insurance-related authorizations under the supervision of a nurse and/or faculty member. Schedules additional tests, special procedures, and referrals to other physicians as necessary. May be called upon to help expedite results, clinical notes, and letters to the referring physicians as well as maintain accurate records on site. May assist with minor invasive procedures, change dressings, and remove sutures.

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Medical Assistant: Under direction of physician and nursing staff, the Medical Assistant will perform a variety of clinical tasks in an outpatient examining room setting/physician office.


High School diploma or equivalent required.

Graduation from an accredited medical assistant program OR minimum three years of medical assistant work experience required.

Training which provided knowledge of clinical procedures and training in vital signs and patient prep for exams, sterilization and maintenance of instruments and equipment, and assisting with examinations and minor surgical procedures required.

Training and/or certification to perform EKGs required.

Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants preferred.

CPR/First Aid certification preferred.

Phlebotomy certification preferred.


A minimum of three years of related experience preferred.

Training and prior experience with basic specialized tests, such as audio, visual, lung stress tests, and/or point-of-care tests preferred.


Knowledge of basic first aid principles, methods and techniques required.

Excellent aseptic and sterilization techniques required.

Knowledge of basic medical terminology required.

Knowledge of pharmacy, phlebotomy, injections, and EKG required.

Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required.

Excellent verbal and written communication required.

Ability to read documents or instruments required.

Ability to perform detailed work required.

Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required.

Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations required.

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150 E. Huron Street

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Days, early mornings, evenings, rotating Saturdays

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