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


Open Date 07/03/2017

Requisition Number PRN14700B

Job Title Medical Assistant Certified

Working Title Medical Assistant Certified

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00269 - Orthopedic Surgery Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 14.16 - 22.65

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

This position provides assistive care to patients. The certified incumbent facilitates the efficient delivery of patient care, supports the professional role of the licensed staff, and provides support and assistance as directed by licensed staff in rendering basic healthcare to the patient. This position also assists with clerical functions as a multi-skilled auxiliary worker.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.


1. Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to clinic procedures such as recording meaningful use information and responses to standardized medical history questions.

2. Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition to a licensed staff member.

3. Performs Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Waved Lab tests as identified by department and reports results to the appropriate personnel. May perform patient phlebotomies in accordance with clinic procedures and physician orders after specialized training.

4. Performs additional skills such as suture removal, straight catheterization and injections (IM, Subq and intra-dermal).

5. Acts as a chaperone for health care providers during patient examination as requested and assists with procedures.

6. Monitors and cleans assigned patient examination rooms, unit areas and unit equipment reporting outdated supplies, stock levels and restock set levels of items and necessary equipment repairs.

7. Answers telephones, forwards telephone messages and under the direction of licensed staff schedules appointments, procedures and diagnostic tests.

8. Assists in routine clerical functions such as filing of medical information in patient’s records, locating and compiling department charts, obtaining medical records from other providers and entering charges for billing purposes.

9. Attends and completes mandatory education including infection prevention and control, safety,CPR, equipment usage and procedures according to hospital and department policies.

10. May apply leads and monitors for diagnostic procedures such asEKGand ultrasound scan under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.

11. May assist inpatient and family education by providing educational material and general health information to patients and family members.

12. May assist with transportation of patients to ancillary departments or inpatient units as directed by licensed staff.

13. May instruct in Basic Life Support (BLS) requirements.

14. May perform IV access.

15. May perform other duties based on department assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program or current certification as an AdvancedEMTin the State of Utah.

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

One of the following: Current AdvancedEMTcertification 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) throughAAMA, current certification as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) throughAMT, current certification as a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) throughNCCT, or current Clinical Medical Assistant Certification throughNHA.

Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

This position includes working in Pediatric Orthopedics clinics, located at Primary Children’s Hospital location/Riverton location/Layton location/Provo location if needed, plus future clinic locations as scheduled. This position includes chart prep, running clinics, clinic note templating inEMR, casting and cast removal,ICD10 andCPTcoding, and working together with the team in a very busy, fast paced fun environment.

Previous clinic experience preferred.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.