University of Utah Medical Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/31/2018

Requisition Number PRN17339B

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

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00856 - General Pediatrics

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $13.62 - $22.47

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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. Job location is 3690 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City. 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 pediatric 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, we invite you to consider this opportunity.


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 asEKGand 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.


•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 of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.