Medical Assistant - University Health & Counseling Services
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.
- 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.), prepare and track specimens for testing and/or transportation to affiliate laboratory.
- Perform CLIA waived in-office laboratory tests, ECGs, nebulizer treatments, spirometry, ear lavage and other clinical procedures as assigned by treating providers.
- Assist providers with patient examination, procedures both sterile and non-sterile, and treatment anticipating providers clinical and therapeutic needs.
- Give certain medications and injections under providers 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.
- Assure a facility which is safe, clean, and in operable condition.
- Assist in the timely maintenance of patient records, document patient care, record lab results and other pertinent data in patient charts, use appropriate encounter templates within the electronic record.
- Record appropriate charges when applicable.
- Respond and provide assistance during emergency situations within the facility.
- Upon request or as needed, perform clerical duties.
- Assist with State of Colorado and DU immunization requirement procedures.
- Participate in quality improvement activities. Assist in maintaining compliance with internal and external regulatory standards.
- Maintain competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education activities. Share knowledge gained through continuing education with the staff.
- Perform duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service.
- Interact with patients, visitors, and Health Center staff in a courteous manner and demonstrate a sincere initiative in meeting patient needs. Ensure confidentiality of patient and institutional material. Place appropriate forms in the electronic medical record according to the nature of the patient visit.
- Support and uphold clinic policies, objectives, quality improvement initiatives, safety, environmental, and infection control procedures and codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
- Maintain positive behaviors, approaches, attitudes, and a commitment to interpersonal service towards patients, visitors, and co-workers.
- Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures for HCC operations and oversees and ensures implementation.
- Assist in developing and meeting goals for the HCC as a whole, ensuring that the department meets HCC goals, and assists in health promotion activities on campus.
- High School Diploma.
- Current CPR certification.
- Completion of a formal program or certification as a Medical Assistant.
- Completion of formal internship as a medical assistant in an outpatient clinical setting.