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Medical Assistant

Boise State University
Boise, ID
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Job Details

Posting Code: 3056971
Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Health

About Us:Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.Job Summary/Basic Function:

Perform basic patient care functions to assist the nursing/clinical staff in a medical clinic with the examination or treatment of patients; perform related work.

Level Scope:

Applies basic skills while developing some specialized skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment appropriate to area of specialization; performs routine and/or repetitive tasks; limited decision making required; generally works under close supervision; has no or limited experience; work is performed from within specific limits of established procedures and/or defined instructions.

Essential Functions:

35% of the time the Position must:

All Lab Functions and Duties

  1. Blood drawing (phlebotomy): centrifuge blood tubes, fill out lab requisition forms, prepare specimens for transport to outside lab services, perform CLIA-waived tests in-house, assist with special screening testing required for specific programs, example sickle cell screenings for NCAA athletes
  2. Injections: immunizations, allergy injections, TB skin tests, medication administration including contraceptives per medical provider written orders
  3. Specialty Student Campaigns: assist with student immunization clinics, specific screening tests for programs using standing orders per Medical Director

60% of the the time the Position must:

Patient Check-in and General Care

  1. Get patient ready and set up for specific exams; e.g., all vital signs, gowning, eye chart examinations, surgical tray set up, organization for patient-provider flow, performing necessary lab tests prior to provider seeing patient as per standing orders of specific provider.
  2. General care: ear irrigation, eye exam, autoclaving, EKG’s, nebulizer treatments, glucometer checks, cleaning instruments, CLIA-waived tests. Exam room stocking, respiratory treatments and testing including spirometry, pulse oxymetry, OSHA compliance testing, QA participation, assisting with minor surgical procedures.
  3. Dispensary: Refill medications based on medical provider orders, administer medications via appropriate routes per medical provider orders, assist with inventory control, expiration checks, dispensing per medical provider orders.

5% of the time the Position must:

Scheduling Appointments and General Other Office Duties

  1. Make appointments with medical or counseling providers as appropriate or needed.
  2. Return phone calls, call in refills to outside pharmacies, triage and contact regarding labor other test results.
  3. Phone triage for students calling for medical advice, direction or home health care management.
  4. Other clinical and non-clinical duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Experience: in medication administration; performing clinical venipuncture, injections, and vital signs; in obtaining health histories.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: performing Medical Assistant duties under the supervision of a licensed physician or designated clinical staff. Basic knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT medical coding (International Classification of Diseases - 9th Revision Clinical Modification and Current Procedural Terminology). Experience using a computer to enter and retrieve information.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two to three years minimum MA experience in a similar setting.
  • Knowledge of basic CPT and ICD-9 coding is helpful
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to recognize when help is needed and respond in a caring manner
  • Self-starter and takes initiative within scope of responsibility
Salary and Benefits:

Pay ranges from #13.00 to $16.67 depending on experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please provide a resume with employment history and a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications.

Advertised: June 22, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: July 30, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time


Working at Boise State University

Boise State University has been named one of the most innovative national universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Our university is designated a doctoral research institution with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education. We are home to more than 25,000 students from every state and more than 60 foreign countries.

Points of Pride:

Boise State University’s College of Education is among the top 30 public universities on the U.S. News and World Report 2020 best graduate schools list. The college has climbed in rankings every year for the last six years and offers two doctoral programs, two educational specialist degrees, 14 master’s degrees and 13 graduate certificate programs training Idaho’s future teachers and educational leaders.


Boise State’s College of Business and Economics ranked 127 out of 220 national institutions for its part-time MBA program, jumping more than 40 rankings from its previous year’s ranking of 168.


Boise State University’s College of Engineering has been recognized for its dedication to promoting diversity and awarded the Bronze Award for the 2019 ASEE Diversity Recognition Program by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The


Bronze Award is the highest level that was conferred during 2019 and distinguishes colleges who are among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.


Boise State University School of the Arts will offer two new degrees in creative writing — a bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts — as well as a bachelor of fine arts in narrative arts beginning in fall 2018. Students at Boise State also now will be able to minor in creative writing.


Boise State students can choose from more than 200 areas of study in seven academic colleges – including the nation’s only master’s degree in raptor biology.


We’ve become Idaho’s largest graduate school through record-setting growth. A recent study showed that Boise State is one of just three universities in the nation that have ranked in the top 5 percent of graduate school growth in both of the past two decades.


Expenditures for research projects at Boise State University reached an all-time high of more than $41 million in fiscal year 2018 – an 18 percent increase over the previous year and impressive 64 percent increase since fiscal year 2014, according to data tracked by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development survey.

About Our Community:

Boise State, Idaho’s largest public university, drove $667.2 million of the state’s economy in fiscal year 2015 and created 6,987 jobs across the state.  Our campus is located in one of the fastest growing high-tech cities in the nation and home to several corporate headquarters, state and federal offices, medical centers and media outlets. The city has garnered national recognition from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Inc. for being a great place to live, work and study, and has been dubbed one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs. With stats like these, it’s easy to see why more than 46,000 graduates have chosen to live in the Treasure Valley after earning their degree from Boise State.

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