Job Information

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

Open Date 10/07/2021

Requisition Number PRN27957B

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. This position is 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 $14.30 to $22.32

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking experienced 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. Positions are designed to develop and provide professional growth opportunities for medical assistants who support multiple pediatric subspecialties.

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.

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week. Regular and punctual attendance is required.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package with excellent health care options, 14.2% retirement contributions that vest immediately, a variety of retirement plans, and generous paid leave time. Current benefits information is available at .


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.


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.

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.


  • Completion of a certified Medical Assistant program or current certification as an EMT - Intermediate in the state of Utah
  • Three or more years of experience in an outpatient clinic environment
  • Demonstrated experience in a pediatrics or family practice setting
  • Previous EMR and scheduling experience with iCentra/Cerner, Epic, or Help2

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, email: ( 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.