Certified Medical Assistant

Job description


Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Technical Medical Associate I

Internal Title:

Certified Medical Assistant



Work County:



Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support


SAAS Health Services

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Advertised Minimum Salary :


Advertised Salary Range:

$26,123 - $32,000. Please note, this salary is based on an 11 month position

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

Hours per Week:


Work Schedule:

The typical work week is Monday through Friday 8am-5pm (9am-6pm) but may be adjusted according to the needs of the department. The position requires Sunday hours on a rotating basis. Position will typically work 40 hours per/week, however based on duties of position, individual may be called to assist with campus and individual crisis during evenings and weekends and during peak periods of high patient volume.

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.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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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, preparing exam rooms between patients and care for patients in Center for Health and Well Being’s Primary Care. Perform dressing changes, nebulizer treatments and ear irrigations. Administer medications and injections as ordered. 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. Make and follow up on patient appointments. Provide administrative support for patients checking in and out and procedures to determine eligibility for service, fees and community resources. 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 and 1 year experience, or high school diploma and 3 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified or Registered Medical Assistant with 3 years’ experience. Experience working within a care team environment and with electronic medical record systems. Knowledge of HIPPA (confidentiality) guidelines for patient information and records.


Ability to triage patients and 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 visitors. 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 computers, word processing and utilization of fax and copier machines.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do no need to reapply.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by May 24, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 5/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time