Professional Temporary-Health Care Technician II

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a Medical Assistant. This is a half-time Professional Temporary position.

The Medical Assistant will aid providers by performing front office and back office administration duties and handling basic clinical tasks.

Examples of Work Performed:

Back Office Duties
  • Assist in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of the RN and/or provider
  • Interview patients, measure vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height).
  • Record patients' medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records system.
  • Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping rooms neat and clean.
  • Stock medical provider treatment rooms with products and supplies at least once daily.
  • Prepare and administer medication as directed by provider.
  • Explain treatment procedures, medication, and providers' instructions to patients.
  • Help providers with patients, handing them instruments and materials for performing tasks.
  • Set up medical laboratory equipment.
  • Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
  • Assist as chaperone in escorted procedures as indicated.

Front Office Duties
  • Responsible for front office first impressions and building relationships with the patients.
  • Greet and log in patients arriving at front office or clinic.
  • Perform general office duties at the front desk such as answering telephones and scheduling appointments for patients.
  • Perform excellent customer service skills checking patients in and out using the EMR system and receive payment for services.
  • Call clients confirming appointments.
  • Record all information into the EMR system patient records.
Job Competencies:
  • Excellent organization, customer service, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to remain calm in crisis/emergency situations
  • Complies with all applicable patient privacy requirements and maintains patient confidentiality at all times

For the purposes of FLSA, this position has been determined to be non-exempt from (eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.24

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Requirements:
  • High School diploma
  • Basic Life Support verification through the American Heart Association with card in-hand before start date and current through 30 days of hire
  • Computer experience with Microsoft Office and HER Systems
  • Active Medical Assistant registration or certification such as RMA, CMA, CCMA, or NCMA

Special Instructions to Applicants:In preparation for completing your application, have you attached your cover letter and resume? In order to submit your application, you will be required to attach these documents.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by August 17, 2017, will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information.

Job Category: Professional Support Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40082 - Beth-El Grad Nursing

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Aug 3, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Deborah Tuffield

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00736668