Certified Medical Assistant

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00120PO17 Classification Title Technical Medical Associate I Internal Title Certified Medical Assistant Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Health Services Band 4 Advertised Minimum Salary $26,988 Advertised Salary Range $26,988-$35,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Position will typically work 40 hours per/week, however based on duties of position, individual may be called to assist with campus and individual crisis during evenings and weekends and during peak periods of high patient volume.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 11 months Job Search Category Health and Human Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, navigate here: http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/human_resources/benefits/index.php.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Conduct patient triage and evaluation within approved guidelines and scope of practice. Assist nurse(s), physician(s) and other providers in patient examinations, treatments, procedures, and care for patients at Student Health Services General Medicine Clinic, Women's Care and Specialty Clinics. Perform dressing changes, nebulizer treatments and ear irrigations. Administer medications and injections as ordered. Make patient appointments as deemed necessary. Provide administrative support for patients checking in and out and procedures to determine eligibility for service, fees, and community resources. Obtain patient data such as vital signs, health history, chief complaint, routine medications, drug and other noted allergies. Operate and maintain tabletop sterilizer, and run biological indicator test to ensure quality sterilization process of medical instruments. Maintain appropriate inventory of medical supplies.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)


Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from accredited training program and 1 year experience, or high school diploma and 3 years related experience. Certified Medical Assistant with three years medical experience.


Ability to administer medications and injections according to physician orders. Ability to perform dressing changes, nebulizer treatments, and ear irrigations. Knowledge of sterilization of instruments and biological testing. Ability to exercise initiative and make independent decisions. Ability to follow standard clinical procedures according to established policies and procedures. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards. Ability to communicate effectively through interpersonal skills with patients, medical providers, colleagues and concerned public, Knowledge of HIPPA (confidentiality) guidelines for patient information and records. Knowledge of electronic medical records and appointment systems. Ability to pay attention to detail, maintain high levels of concentration, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Knowledge of community health resources. Knowledge of ethical issues of professional practice of medicine. Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate office procedures. Knowledge of computers and word processing and utilization of fax and copier machines.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 07/31/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/17370 EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Have you ever been disciplined or discharged from a position related to a HIPAA regulation? If so, describe the circumstance.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Do you have experience using an electronic health record?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you a Certified Medical Assistant?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Did you graduate from an accredited training program OR do you have a high school diploma and 2 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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