Certified Medical Assistant

Columbia, SC
Sep 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00273PO17 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 $28,475-$32,500 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule 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 System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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. Participate in Quality Assurance initiatives in regards to patient care. Serve on Student Health Services committees as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Graduation from accredited training program, or high school diploma and 2 years related experience. Certification required.

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 10/02/2017 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 09/12/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/18954 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 Yes

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. * Are you currently certified or registered as a Medical Assistant?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you CPR certified?
    • 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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents