University of Utah Medical Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 06/19/2017
Requisition Number PRN14548B
Job Title Medical Assistant
Working Title Medical Assistant
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Care Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40 hrs/wk
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
VP Area Health Sciences
Department 00856 - General Pediatrics
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $13.48- $18.62/hr DOE
NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled
NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes
The Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine South Main Clinic has an immediate opening for a Medical Assistant that shares our vision and passion for caring for children. Job location is 3690 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City. The Medical Assistant plays a critical role in facilitating the efficient delivery of patient care, supporting the professional role of the licensed staff, and providing support and assistance as directed by licensed staff in rendering basic healthcare to the patient.
Other responsibilities include some clerical functions, data tracking and report completion. The Medical Assistant will have the opportunity to work side by side with world class professionals, developing their skills and growing their career. If you are interested in becoming part of a team that’s dedicated to improving the lives of children, we invite you to consider this opportunity.
1.Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to clinic procedures such as recording temperatures, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, blood pressure and responses to standardized medical history questions.
2.Completes patient admission or registration process by reviewing accounts and other compliance-related documents for completeness and accuracy. Obtains and documents missing information required for completion of the registration.
3.Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition to a licensed staff member.
4.Schedules patient appointments; contacts patients for rescheduling, missed appointments and appointment reminders.
5.Performs Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Waived Lab tests such as urine dip stick, Hgb, Hct, finger stick, glucose, hemoccults and reports results to the appropriate personnel.
6.Performs specialty skills such as suture removal, straight catheterization and injections (IM, SQ and intradermal).
7.Acts as a chaperone for health care providers during patient examination as requested and assists with procedures.
8.Monitors and cleans assigned patient examination rooms, unit areas and unit equipment reporting outdated supplies and necessary equipment repairs.
9.Answers telephones, forwards telephone messages and under the direction of licensed staff, schedules appointments, procedures and diagnostic tests. Assists in routine clerical functions such as filing of medical information in patient’s records, obtaining medical records from other providers and entering charges for billing purposes.
10.Attends and completes mandatory in-services including electronic medical record,HIPPA, infection control, safety,CPR, equipment usage and procedures according to hospital and department policies.
11.May apply leads and monitor for diagnostic procedures such asEKGand ultrasound scan under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.
12.May assist inpatient and family education by providing educational material and general health information to patients and family members.
Incumbents face exposure to potentially dangerous contaminated bodily fluids, blood, used needles and other contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job. The physical demand of being on your feet for long periods of time, of moving and lifting patients and of reaching for and handling equipment are common elements of the job.
Completion of a certified Medical Assistant program or current certification as anEMT- Intermediate in the state of Utah is required. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; demonstrated phlebotomy skills and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required. Demonstrated proficiency in the specific clinic’s specialty skills within six weeks of hire is required. Specialty skills may not be performed until after the new hire completes competency testing.
Hiring department may prefer Medical Assistant Certification or Registration.
Care is appropriate to the population served.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Two years relevant work experience or the equivalent, in community based pediatrics or primary care setting preferred
The Medical Assistant must have strong computer skills, excellent ability to multi-task, as well as the ability to effectively and independently manage time, seek ways to make improvements, build positive work relationships within the team and across work groups and always demonstrate integrity and honesty in their work.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) preferred. Completion of a national Certified Medical Assistant required within 6 months of hire.
Spanish language skills strongly preferred.
Applicants will be screened according to preferences.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.