University of Utah Health Informatics Medical Assistant, Certified in Salt Lake City, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position integrates medical assistant knowledge with computer science and information systems for health care providers using the electronic medical records.


  • Acts as a chaperone for health care providers during patient examination and assists with procedures, ensuring that the Electronic Medical Record is efficiently and accurately being used.

  • May assist patient and family education by providing educational material and general health information using the Electronic Medical Record.

  • Performs administrative clinic duties to ensure that health care providers are following the hospital policies and procedure.

  • Works in conjunction with coders to ensure that the health care providers are documenting and billing appropriately for laboratory procedures, EKG’s, casts, splints, injections, suture removal and various specialty skills.

  • Translates and communicates clinical needs to information technology staff and works to develop appropriate solutions.

  • Conducts quality assurance testing prior to solution deployment to ensure functionality is working as designed.

  • Provides support to outpatient clinicians during training, go live and after go live to ensure utilization of the solution is correct.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to lead discussions with both small and large groups of people.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated computer skills, phlebotomy, lab specimen handling and processing skills.




  • Three years of experience working with electronic health records.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • One of the following

  • Current Advanced EMT certification with the State of Utah.

  • Current certification to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Utah.

  • Current certification as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through AAMA

  • Current certification as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through AMT

  • Current certification as a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) through NCCT.

  • Current Clinical Medical Assistant Certification through NHA.

  • Current certification as a NRCMA - Medical Assistant through the National Association for Health Professionals.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Preferred Qualifications

  • Community clinics experience

  • Knowledge of Epic system

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

Requisition Number 25026

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8-4:30

Location Name 525 Plaza

Patient Care? No

City Salt Lake City

State UT


Category Ambulatory

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.