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University of Utah Health Medical Assistant Coordinator in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health 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 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

Use of this position requires prior approval from the Medical Assistant Clinical Career Ladder Committee. Approval documentation must be provided to Talent Acquisition upon opening of new position.This position is a seasoned Medical Assistant who is responsible for organizing, planning, and coordinating the daily activities relating to patient flow through the clinic and throughout the continuum of care. The position will ensure optimal, efficient flow of patients ensuring high quality of service and efficiency. This position will serve as a principal EpicCare super user and will be responsible for leading the clinical staff by providing mentorship and training. This position may also be responsible for performing specialized skills as required by area of assignment. This position provides direct patient care and may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to state law.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Performs all clinical functions of the Medical Assistant I, II and III.

  • Performs as the principal EpicCare super-user which includes providing support and training for staff and providers and attending ongoing training and updates as available.

  • Facilitates improvement projects within the clinic annually in coordination with the clinic care team.

  • Advocates for efficient clinic work flow which may include patient or visit flow coordination, daily schedule review, huddle lead, or pre-visit planning.

  • Serves as a primary preceptor for new staff.

  • Provides ongoing support and mentoring for all clinical staff.

  • May coordinate care for specific patient populations.

  • May participate in documenting compliance audits as designated.

  • May coordinate referrals and obtain pre-authorization from insurance companies for procedures and treatments.

  • May complete patient registration, assists patient with co-pays and account balances, and reconcile daily cash reports.

  • May perform other administrative duties, projects, and committee assignments as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making.

  • Ability to act as the chief role model for clinical staff exhibiting behavior qualities as defined in the PROMISE standards with passion and positivity.

  • Ability to prioritize patient flow and the needs of the clinic.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to assist providers by providing patient care under the supervision of a licensed clinician.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to review data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in computer programs such as EpicCare or any other clinical program.

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


Qualifications Required

  • Three years of experience as a Medical Assistant, six (6) months of which to be within the department.

  • In good standing with the organization, not having received formal disciplinary action in the past rolling calendar year.

Licenses 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.

  • One of the following

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

  • Current Advanced EMT certification with 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 NRCMA - Medical Assistant through the National Association for Health Professionals.

  • Current Clinical Medical Assistant Certification through NHA.

  • Currently credentialed in ABR-OE (Assessment-Based Recognition in Order Entry) through AAMA.

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

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Completion of the Lead Medical Assistant training program through Clinical Staff Education.

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, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of 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.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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 Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 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 Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 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.

Requisition Number 53719
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule M-F
Location Name Sugarhouse Health Center
Patient Care? Yes
State UT
Category Ambulatory