University of Colorado Medical Assistant (2 Positions) in Aurora, Colorado

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine | Department Dermatology

Medical Assistant (Health Care Tech III) (2 Positions)

Position #746722, Requisition 13653

The Department of Dermatology has an opening for two full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Medical Assistant (Health Care Tech III) positions.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers 2 undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and 5 first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

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_Job Summary:_

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Medical Assistant / Health Care Technician III. This full-time (1.00 FTE), University Staff (non-classified) position will support CU Cosmetics, managed by the Department of Dermatology. This role will be responsible for assisting with hands on patient care in both cosmetics and patch testing. This will include the use of the Epic EMR system. This role will support cosmetics procedures and (in addition), shall be responsible for placement of patches on skin for allergy testing. This position will work the front and back office, order medical supplies, organize and stock exam rooms, and schedule/check-in patients for the Clinic. In addition, this MA/Health Care Technician will enter patient information and assist the Clinic physicians with certain procedures.

This position will perform reception/administrative duties, such as: faxing reports, answering phones, scheduling patients using the facility’s software program, greeting patients and Clinic visitors, collecting co-pays, communicating and collecting information from referring physicians, securing insurance authorization, and preparing the Clinic each night for the next day’s appointments, this includes pulling and filing charts, ordering and preparing supplies, etc.

_Examples of Work Performed:_

Medical Assistance & Patient Support:

  • Assists the physician during all procedures.

  • Prepare patients for cosmetic procedures.

  • Prepares patients for application of patches for allergy skin testing.

  • Prepares patches based on information provided by patient/physician

  • Takes patient vitals/pulse rate and blood pressure, enters all information into electronic (Epic) EMR.

  • Checks insurance for appropriate referral, communicates with patients if additional information is necessary

  • Cleans and prepares treatment rooms for patient examinations.

  • Faxes reports and prepares patient charts; obtains past patient records as needed.

  • Creates, modifies, and requests medicals records and documentation.

  • Answers phone, interprets patient needs, and schedules appointments using the Clinic’s software.

Administrative Support & Front Desk Coordination:

  • Performs reception/administrative duties, including: answers telephones, screening callers, relaying messages, and greeting visitors.

  • Acts as a liaison and communicates with referring physician offices in order to confirm patient information.

  • Informs patients about the cost of their treatment/care plan and provides them with further informational resources.

  • Collects co-pays and insurance authorizations; obtains pre-certifications as required by health care insurers or managed care providers.

  • Assists with equipment monitoring and inventory control, including:ordering supplies, ensuring supplies are available on a consistent basis, and cleaning and preparing exam rooms.

  • Provides secretarial support to clinical staff.

PLEASE NOTE:Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

_Salary and Benefits:_

The hiring salary for this position has been established at $39,588 - $47,736 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located athttps://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

_Minimum Qualifications:_

  • A high school diploma or GED.

  • Two (2) years of experience working as a Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, or in similar role.

Special Necessary Qualifications:A valid and current Medical Assistant or Certified Nursing Certification is required at the time of application.

Substitution: College course work appropriate to the assignment may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Conditions of Employment:Must be willing and able to…

  • Lift, push, and/or pull up to 20 lbs.

  • Work in an environment that may expose you to fumes, chemicals, liquid nitrogen, extreme cold, blood/body fluids, and infectious disease.

  • Frequently wash your hands, as biohazardous materials may be present.

  • Sit and stand for long periods of time, frequently walk, and bend/stoop, as well as execute repetitive motions.

  • Work with complex and sharp laboratory equipment, and various chemical and biological solutions.

  • Wear appropriate safety equipment when handling biological samples and hazardous chemicals.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Two (2) or more years of experience working in medical office setting.

  • One (1) or more years of dermatological experience to include cosmetics and preferably allergy skin testing.

  • Experience working with Electronic Medical Records system (Epic).

  • Experience with blood draws.

  • Experience scheduling patients for appointments utilizing electronic software.

  • Experience setting up sterile and non-sterile procedure trays and medical procedure rooms.

  • Experience completing lab forms.

  • Experience managing and handling sensitive and confidential information.

  • CPR Certified and/or in the processes of getting certification.

  • Experience working with residents, staff, and faculty, within a higher education and/or academic medical environment.

_Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:_

  • Knowledge of medical chart preparation and set-up.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Ability to interpret medical rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse backgrounds.

  • Must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Must possess a professional demeanor, strong problem solving skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks while working independently with minimal supervision.

  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, a fast learner, and possess excellent time management, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to take direction and use independent judgment to coordinate various projects and meet multiple deadlines.

  • Knowledge and understanding of HIPAA rules and regulations.

Job: *Health Care

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Medical Assistant (2 Positions)

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 13653