WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Medical Assistant - CARES

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/17/2019 11:15 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clinical Staff
    Target Salary
    13.21 - 17.61
  • Overview

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Medical Assistant.  This position will be located in the CARES building at the CARES Positive Living Clinic. The Medical Assistant will be assisting with the provision of treatment and care for individuals living with HIV.  Actively participates in coordination of patient flow and services with a focus on patient centered care.  Collects patient information related to patient visit or procedure.  Assists with procedures and administers approved medication.  Assists nurse practitioner and team members with patient care, clerical, environmental and organizational tasks. Maintains a positive attitude while providing assistance in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary clinic. Assists in optimizing education for residents and students as needed.


    • Assists with patient flow and room assignments.
    • Obtains age appropriate vital signs upon admission.
    • Collects patient information pertinent to physician visit or procedure.
    • Assists physicians and team with treatment, tests, and orders.
    • Performs waived testing.
    • Administers medication as approved.
    • Documents patient care and actions per clinic standard.
    • Facilitates scheduling of diagnostic work-up, procedures and referrals.
    • Refers abnormal lab work to physician for appropriate follow up.
    • Calls in prescription refills.
    • Prepares, maintains, and cleans exam rooms.
    • Maintains equipment; orders supplies as needed.
    • Discusses day to day issues with team leader for resolution.
    • Directs incoming calls to appropriate resource.
    • Maintains CEUs required by certification/registration.
    • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
    • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
    • All other duties as assigned.


    • Graduate of an accredited program.
    • Minimum one year experience in a healthcare setting, preferably in an outpatient environment desirable.
    • Current certification or registration as Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in EMR.
    • Ability to collect and document data from patients.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in waived testing.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in administering medications.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing.

    About CARES


    CARES was established in 1985. It has become the only community-based non-profit AIDS organization that serves 10 counties in Southwest Michigan. CARES is the second largest HIV/AIDS service provider in the state, and well-respected by state departments and other non-profits. The mission of CARES is to maximize the quality of life for people living with HIV and to minimize the transmission of the virus. Services include medical case management, housing assistance, tobacco cessation and financial assistance. The CARES Positive Living Clinic in partnership with WMED is a new initiative between the two.


    About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

    As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


    Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


    EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.



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