Medical Assistant

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine | Anschutz Health & Wellness Center
Medical Assistant
Position #00736960  – Requisition #19372

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Anschutz Health & Wellness Center has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Medical Assistant position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here

About the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center resides within the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) is an interdisciplinary center whose overarching goals are to impact the campus while building towards sustainability. Either of these alone is insufficient. We strive to achieve both. Top researchers work side-by-side with clinicians to develop and deliver wellness and weight loss programs and work with patients, providers, students and trainees, employees, and researchers to take these programs beyond the Center's walls into communities. The mission of the Center is "to collaborate with campus partners to develop and deliver programs and services targeting physical activity, nutrition, and mental wellbeing that enhance the lives of people who come here." 

The vision of the Center is "a campus where wellness is a foundation of everything we do." All endeavors at the Center are focused on this vision. An integrated approach with a shared philosophy is core to the development of the Center's programs. These programs strive to involve every business area, including wellness clinic services, the fitness center, and the metabolic and demonstration kitchens. Without this integration, it is impossible to achieve the vision that catalyzed the development of the Center. The Center serves as a "learning lab" for creating a model of standard care for wellness centers that can be replicated and exported.

Nature of Work
The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has two openings for full-time, experienced Medical Assistants (1.0 FTE, University staff, non-classified) for the Wellness Clinic. The mission of the Center is to empower individuals to achieve healthier lives and to create healthier communities through sustainable, life-long changes in diet, physical activity, and personal health management.

The position is located at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at 12348 E. Montview Blvd., Aurora.  AHWC seeks a service-oriented, enthusiastic medical assistant dedicated to providing quality care and promoting wellness.  The applicant should be trained to perform administrative and clinical skills in the health care environment.

Positions in this series provide support in delivering psychiatric, developmentally disabled, special education, or nursing care and therapeutic treatment to an assigned client population. Duties include supervising clients in a variety of settings; observing and reporting client behavior, physical condition, reactions to medications; participating as a team member in group therapy sessions; performing preventative and
practical nursing procedures, such as taking and recording client’s vital signs; teaching basic living skills, hygiene, and social skills and explaining various routines and expectations; providing immediate crisis intervention when required; and maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment. Those positions with required licensure may administer prescribed treatments and
medications under the supervision of a registered nurse.

The Medical Assistant (MA) will assist physicians and other providers in The Wellness Clinic.  This includes essentials such as setting up the room, clearing and preparing the room after a visit, critical patient monitoring, necessary counseling and education, phone triage, EKG's EKG's, venipuncture, and other assessments ordered by physicians.  The MA will be responsible for inventory control, disposals, and assist with EHS requirements. This position will also cross-cover the Administrative Assistant duties by answering phones, assisting with referrals, scheduling, collections, sales, and other duties assigned by the Clinic Manager.

Professional Field
The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Denver is an interdisciplinary center encompassing fundamental, clinical, and translational research and post-graduate training and the career development of research professionals in nutrition, physical activity, community outreach, and health promotion. Much of the research conducted at the AHWC focuses on obesity prevention and treatment, cardiovascular health, and nutrient metabolism.

Supervision Received
Clinic Manager, Darian Crosby, position #00760751

Supervision Exercised

Specific duties and responsibilities of the Medical Assistant may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Promoting AHWC wellness services to clients
  • Front desk reception
  • Answering phones and scheduling appointments
  • Greeting clients, completing registration forms, and giving instructions
  • Filing and maintaining medical and financial records
  • Preparing and typing correspondence; processing mail
  • Maintaining appropriate inventory levels
  • Computer skills for client billing, transcription, scheduling, insurance claims, and database entry
  • Calling prescriptions to pharmacy for providers
  • Communicating appropriately and effectively
  • Follow legal and ethical professional conduct

  • Measuring and recording vital signs
  • Recording client interview and history notes
  • Work supportively with multiple providers using the clinic
  • Provide room set up and clearing
  • Assist physicians with phone triage and follow up
  • Perform EKGs, routine screening tests, and venipuncture for laboratory tests
  • Assist with providing written and verbal instructions and education to clients as ordered by providers
  • Understand and discuss clinic services with clients as needed
  • Assist providers with procedures as needed
  • Maintain supplies in exam rooms
  • Dispose of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards
  • Practice OSHA safety standards
  • Perform accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority. 

Salary and Benefits:
The hiring range for this position begins at $41,184 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected]

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

QualificationsMinimum requirements

  • High School diploma/GED
  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Certification 
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a medical assistant in a clinic setting
  • BLS certified
Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in weight loss management
  • 2+ years of medical assistant experience
  • 1+ year of EPIC or Electronic Medical Record experience
  • HIPAA certified in UCD system
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

This position requires the individual to operate independently in performing the full range of Medical Assistant tasks and problem-solving.

  • Mature decision-making skills and coping mechanisms appropriate for customer service 
  • Effective communication skills and a proven track record of forming collaborative and effective working relationships
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and OSHA requirements
  • Knowledge, experience, and ability to manage information and computer systems
  • Energetic, pro-active, and service-driven, exhibiting a balance of initiative and team orientation
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and to track and maintain deadlines 
  • Ensures patient confidentiality
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion

Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 13, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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