University of Utah Medical Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 06/09/2018
Requisition Number PRN17451B
Job Title Medical Assistant
Working Title Medical Assistant
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Availability Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01101 - Pediatric Clinical Enterprise
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $13.62 - $22.47/hr
Open Until Filled Yes
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 14 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.
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.
Completion of a certified Medical Assistant program or current certification as anEMT- Intermediate in the state of Utah is required. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; demonstrated phlebotomy skills and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required. Demonstrated proficiency in the specific clinic’s specialty skills within six weeks of hire is required. Specialty skills may not be performed until after the new hire completes competency testing.
Hiring department may prefer Medical Assistant Certification or Registration.
Care is appropriate to the population served.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
•Three or more years of experience in an outpatient clinic environment
•Demonstrated experience in a pediatrics or family practice setting
•PreviousEMRand scheduling experience with iCentra/Cerner, Epic, or Help2
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:
•Hepatitis B for some jobs
Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.