University of Utah PS Medical Assistant Certified in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 01/10/2019
Requisition Number PRN19335B
Job Title PS Medical Assistant Certified
Working Title PS Medical Assistant Certified
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 20
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00856 - General Pediatrics
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $14.30 - $21.28
Open Until Filled Yes
The South Main Pediatric Clinic at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Certified Medical Assistant that shares our vision and passion for caring for children. Job location is 3690 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City. The Certified 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 Certified 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 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.
Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program or current certification as an Advanced EMT in the State of Utah.
Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
One of the following: Current Advanced EMT certification with the State of Utah, current certification to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Utah, current certification as a Certified Medical Assistant ( CMA ) through AAMA , current certification as a Registered Medical Assistant ( RMA ) through AMT , current certification as a National Certified Medical Assistant ( NCMA ) through NCCT , or current Clinical Medical Assistant Certification through NHA .
Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
•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
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.
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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 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.