Several of our Globe University-Appleton grads have landed jobs with Aurora Health Care. These grads, who have joined the healthcare field as medical assistants, are now in a variety of settings. I recently interviewed Becky Inniger, Recruiter for Aurora Health Care in the Oshkosh and Fond du Lac, Wis., areas. Keep reading to find out more information on Aurora, the skill sets they are looking for, and some great advice for those who are considering entering this field, straight from the source!
What skills or experiences do you look for in medical assistant or other clinical graduates?
- Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
- Ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians
- Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, and use of electronic mail with exposure to electronic medical records systems
Becky shared that prior experience in a clerical or clinical setting is also very helpful and important.
What types of jobs will Aurora be recruiting for in the future?
“Aurora is currently recruiting for clerical positions such as Patient Service Representatives within the clinic, and Patient Access Representatives within the hospital as well as clinical positions. Clinical positions include RN, LPN, Medical Assistant, and CNAs both within the clinic and hospital settings,” Becky commented.
You can search for jobs on Aurora’s website to research all of their current opportunities.
What piece of advice would you give to students considering a career similar to that of the grads you’ve hired?
Becky says, “Be open and flexible as new opportunities to learn and grow make themselves available. Completing more than required clinical hours or volunteering within the field you want to work will help set you apart from others that may also be competing for the positions you are interested.”
Advice from a former MA student
Stacy Tate, who graduated from Globe University-Appleton in December 2012, is now a certified medical assistant at Aurora Health Care in Fond du Lac. Reflecting back on her educational experience, she shared, “I learned a lot of great skills and felt ready to start working.” For those entering this career field, she advised, “work hard and ask for help.”