Job Information

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

Open Date 10/15/2021

Requisition Number PRN28056B

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

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00854 - Pediatric Genetics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $14.30 to $20.32

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for coordinating clinic functions for metabolic services offered by the Division of Medical Genetics in the University of Utah School of Medicine. This position is integrated with Primary Children’s Hospital and will access electronic medical records, facilitate referrals and laboratory studies, and track all aspects of related care.

The University of Utah offers a wellness program, excellent benefits package, and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued within the Department of Pediatrics. Current benefits information is available at .


Essential Functions:

  • Access electronic medical records, facilitate referrals and laboratory studies, and track all aspects of related care.
  • Provide oversight of all clinic processes, including integration of trainees with the clinic team members, provision of available clinic resources to support patients, families, and fellow team members.
  • Provide face-to-face interactions with the patients during metabolic clinics.
  • Responsible for tracking patient flow during clinic.
  • Assist medical staff to ensure appropriate intake of patients.
  • Assist with scheduling return visits.
  • Schedule specialty clinics such as skeletal dysplasia clinic and the undiagnosed disease network clinic.
  • Provide coordination services for the Nevada clinics.
  • Administratively coordinate all aspects of metabolic services and non-research therapies. This entails tracking patient services, collecting pertinent medical records that are outside of the electronic medical record, facilitating and tracking dictations and pertinent laboratory and imaging studies, collecting billing forms and distributing to the appropriate office staff, and communicating with staff in the Newborn Screening Program in the Utah Department of Health and ARUP .
  • Work closely with the Genetics Clinic Coordinator to maintain smooth operations in the Division of Medical Genetics.


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.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications


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

Completion of a Medical Assisting Program.


Completion of an accredited Medical Assisting Program.


  • Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications, including e-mail, appointment scheduling, registration and medical records.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Two years of experience in a hospital, clinic or laboratory setting.
  • Patient registration or related experience also preferred.

Applicants will be screened according to preference.

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


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.