Job Information

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

Details

Open Date 08/15/2022

Requisition Number PRN31867B

Job Title PS Medical Assistant I

Working Title Medical Assistant I

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

Availability Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Full-time, 40 hours per week. Regular and punctual attendance is required.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01101 - Pediatric Clinical Enterprise

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $18.13 to $23.85

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking medical assistants to join our Ambulatory Clinical Care operation. The ambulatory group consists of 12 pediatric subspecialty divisions and service lines. The Medical Assistant provides assistive care to patients; 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 patients; and assists with clerical functions as a multi-skilled auxiliary worker.

University of Utah Pediatric clinic locations are primarily housed in Primary Children’s Hospital outpatient clinics in Salt Lake City and Riverton. Incumbents must be willing and able to commute to either location.

Positions are designed to provide growth and professional development opportunities, including promotions within a defined career ladder.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage (https://www.hr.utah.edu/forms/lib/SummaryComparisonEmployeeHCP.pdf) at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/retire\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/paidLeave.php)
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/tuition.php) for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/fsa.php)
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at www.hr.utah.edu/benefits

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Clinical functions:

  1. Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to clinic procedures such as recording temperatures, pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry, height/weight, and responses to standardized medical history questions.
  2. Recognize and appropriately respond to emergency situations.
  3. Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition to a licensed staff member.
  4. Performs Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments ( CLIA ) Waved Lab tests as identified by department and reports results to the appropriate personnel.
  5. Performs additional skills such as suture removal, injections (IM, Subq and intra-dermal), EKG , and allergy skin testing.
  6. Acts as a chaperone for health care providers during patient examination as requested. Assists provider with procedures, treatments and interventions.
  7. Monitors and cleans assigned patient examination rooms, unit areas and unit equipment. Restock set levels of medical supplies. Reports outdated supplies and necessary equipment repairs.
  8. Under the direction of licensed staff schedules appointments, procedures, and diagnostic tests.
  9. 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/offices.
  10. Attends and completes mandatory education including infection prevention and control, safety, CPR , equipment usage and procedures according to hospital and department policies.
  11. May assist with patient 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 perform other duties based on department assigned.

Care coordination and office functions:

  1. Schedule, coordinate and monitor appointments, inpatient/outpatient admissions, tests and treatments/procedures.
  2. Maintain medical records and other information. Accurately document patient history, physical and vital information into the medical record.
  3. Maintain inventory of medications or supplies used to treat patients.
  4. Conduct pre-authorizations in accordance with third party insurer requirements.
  5. Effectively use computer applications as needed in the office setting.
  6. Effective communications skills on the phone, in writing and via email.

Comments

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.

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

The above job description reflects the general physical and mental demands and environmental conditions required to perform the essential functions for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties to this job at any time. The University of Utah Health complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended and Sections 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and extends reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities. A qualified applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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.

Preferences

Preferences

  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program or equivalent ( EMT )

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

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 or 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

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

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

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.