Job Information

University of Utah Medical Assistant in Murray, Utah

Details

Open Date 01/18/2024

Requisition Number PRN37467B

Job Title PS Medical Assistant I

Working Title Medical Assistant

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01455 - Dermatology Clinical Hpp

Location Other

City Murray, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 17.65 - 24.55

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position provides assistive care to patients in our Allergy and/or Dermatology clinics. The 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.

This position will likely travel to multiple locations, including our Midvalley clinic in Murray and pediatric clinic in Lehi.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to clinic procedures such as recording temperatures, pulse rate, blood pressure and responses to standardized medical history questions.

Sets up for and assists with clinical procedures in including skin biopsies, excisions, allergy testing, etc.

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

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

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

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

Monitors and cleans assigned patient examination rooms, unit areas and unit equipment reporting outdated supplies, stock levels and restock set levels of items and necessary equipment repairs.

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, locating and compiling department charts, obtaining medical records from other providers and entering charges for billing purposes.

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

Assists in patient and family education by providing educational material and general health information to patients and family members.

May instruct in Basic Life Support ( BLS ) requirements.

May perform other duties based on department assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

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

Demonstrated phlebotomy skills.

Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in the specific clinic’s specialty skills within six weeks of hire. *Specialty skills may not be performed until after the new hire completed basic competency testing.

Ability to withstand 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Required

Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Preferred

Completion of an accredited Medical Assisting Program or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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