Job Information

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


Open Date 12/21/2023

Requisition Number PRN37266B

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

Schedule available: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:30pm. Regular, punctual, and onsite attendance is required.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00856 - General Pediatrics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $19.00 - $24.96

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The South Main Pediatric Clinic at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Medical Assistant that shares our vision and passion for caring for children and their families. The Medical Assistant plays a critical role in facilitating the efficient delivery of patient care, supporting the professional role of the licensed staff, and providing support and assistance as directed by licensed staff in rendering basic healthcare to patients.

Additional responsibilities include clerical functions, data tracking and report completion. The Medical Assistant will have the opportunity to work side by side with world class professionals, developing their skills and growing their career. If you are interested in becoming part of a team that’s dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Job location is 3690 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT.

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

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • 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


Essential Functions

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

2. Completes patient admission or registration process by reviewing accounts and other compliance-related documents for completeness and accuracy. Obtains and documents missing information required for completion of the registration.

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

4. Schedules patient appointments; contacts patients for rescheduling, missed appointments and appointment reminders.

5. Performs Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments ( CLIA ) Waived Lab tests such as urine dip stick, Hgb, Hct, finger stick, glucose, hemoccults and reports results to the appropriate personnel.

6. Performs specialty skills such as suture removal, straight catheterization and injections (IM, SQ and intradermal).

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

8. Monitors and cleans assigned patient examination rooms, unit areas and unit equipment reporting outdated supplies and necessary equipment repairs.

9. 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, obtaining medical records from other providers and entering charges for billing purposes.

10. Attends and completes mandatory in-services including electronic medical record, HIPPA , infection control, safety, CPR , equipment usage and procedures according to hospital and department policies.

11. May apply leads and monitor for diagnostic procedures such as EKG and ultrasound scan under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.

12. May assist inpatient and family education by providing educational material and general health information to patients and family members.


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.


Incumbents face exposure to potentially dangerous contaminated bodily fluids, blood, used needles and other contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job. 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 are common elements of the job.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

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



  • Fluency in Spanish, both oral and written.
  • Two years of related work experience in community-based pediatrics or primary care setting.
  • Strong computer skills, excellent ability to multi-task, and ability to effectively and independently manage time.
  • Completion of a national Certified Medical Assistant required within 6 months of hire.

Applicants will be screened according to 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.

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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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