Medical Assistant - University Health & Counseling Services

USA, Denver, Colorado
$16.50 - $17.24 per year
Aug 21, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The mission of the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is to provide exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy and outreach to the University of Denver community. The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8am-5pm M-F with evening hours until 7pm one to two evenings a week during the academic year, and provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. We are especially interested in considering applications from members of underrepresented groups, first generation college graduates or who work on topics related to these issues.

This role is a 9 month per year position. The individual in this role works during the school year, late August-June.

Essential Functions

The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

  • Perform basic medical clinic tasks including rooming patients, obtaining and documentation of the patients presenting chief complaint, vital signs, weight, height, allergies, medications, and relevant tests in the electronic record.
  • Collect blood and body fluid samples by approved methods (venipuncture, finger stick, etc.), prepares and tracks specimens for testing and/or transportation to affiliate laboratory.
  • Performs CLIA waived in-office laboratory tests, ECGs, nebulizer treatments, spirometry, ear lavage and other clinical procedures as assigned by treating providers.
  • Assists providers with patient examination, procedures both sterile and non-sterile, and treatments anticipating providers clinical and therapeutic needs.
  • Gives certain medications and injections under provider's supervision/direction and per practice protocols.
  • Clean and restock examination and treatment rooms, assist with ordering and inventory of medical supplies, vaccines, medications, and equipment, dispose of contaminated supplies, clean/sterilize medical instruments.
  • Assures a facility which is safe, clean, and in operable condition.
  • Assists in the timely maintenance of patient records, documents patient care, records lab results and other pertinent data in patient charts. Uses appropriate encounter templates within the electronic record.
  • Records appropriate charges when applicable.
  • Respond and provide assistance during emergency situations within the facility.
  • Upon request or as needed, performs clerical duties.
  • Assists with State of Colorado and DU immunization requirement procedures.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities. Assists in maintaining compliance with internal and external regulatory standards.
  • Maintains competency and enhances professional growth and development through continuing education activities. Shares knowledge gained through continuing education with the staff.
  • Performs duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service.
  • Interacts with patients, visitors, and Health Center staff in a courteous manner and demonstrates a sincere initiative in meeting patient needs. Ensures confidentiality of patient and institutional material. Places appropriate forms in the electronic medical record according to the nature of the patient visit.
  • Supports and upholds clinic policies, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control procedures, and codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains positive behaviors, approaches, attitudes, and commitment to interpersonal service towards patients, visitors, and co-workers.
  • Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures for HCC operations and oversees and ensures implementation.
  • Assists in developing and meeting goals for the HCC as a whole, ensures that the department meets HCC goals, and assists in health promotion activities on campus.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma.
  • Completion of a formal program or certification as a Medical Assistant.
  • Completion of formal internship as a medical assistant in an outpatient clinical setting.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Ability to operate a wide variety of medical equipment, as well as a personal computer, fax machine, and photocopier.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 to 2 years' experience in a college health center.
  • 1-year experience in an outpatient clinical setting
  • Knowledge of medical office procedures, HIPAA compliance.

Work Schedule

Typically Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, with up to one evening per week until 7pm.

This role is a 9 month per year position. The individual in this role works during the school year, late August-June.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Interest

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