University of Utah PS Medical Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 02/01/2019
Requisition Number PRN19526B
Job Title PS Medical Assistant
Working Title PS 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
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.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 $13.68 - $20.36
Open Until Filled Yes
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
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.
This job description 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 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.
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 toCDCstandards 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.
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 priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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.