Certified Medical Assistant I-II –Depot Hill, Family Medicine

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine - Dean’s Office, Community Practice Division

Official Title: Health Care Tech I-II (Open Rank)

Working Title: Certified Medical Assistant I-II –Depot Hill, Family Medicine

Position #00796131 – Requisition #25858

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
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.

The School of Medicine - Dean’s Office, Community Practice Division has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Certified Medical Assistant I-II – Depot Hill, Family Medicine 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.

Position Summary:

The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is responsible for providing patient care under the direction under the direction of a physician or another healthcare provider.  The CMA works to facilitate clinic workflow, assist patients, and ensure safe, seamless delivery of care for each patient.

Position Responsibilities & Essential Duties:

Essential Duties: 

  • Performs appropriate basic and/or routine regular delegated medical functions as directed and within appropriate scope of practice as inferred by knowledge, skill level, and CU clinic guidelines.
  • Accurately rooms patients, obtains & records vital signs, patient history, and reason for seeking care.
  • Accurately processes and records telephone messages in patient medical record and according to policy. Accurately documents all care provided and procedures performed within the patient’s medical record.
  • Accurately records patient charges for medications, supplies, equipment, labs and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, such as assisting with orienting/training new employees, transporting equipment or patients, stocking shelves, and/or ordering supplies. 
Additional Responsibilities:

    Must be able to recognize and respond appropriately to urgent/emergent situations according to protocols. Effectively copes with faced-paced environment and typical job stressors.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with physicians, providers, staff, and management. Serves as a champion for patient safety.Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies (CDPHE, CMS, OSHA, etc.) Ensures compliance with all infection control standards.Participates in CU Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives and metrics. Participates in practice’s process and performance improvement activities and initiatives.Ensures that the service expectations of both internal and external customers are met and/or exceeded.Must demonstrate commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.Must be able to travel to alternate locations as assigned.
Internal Contacts:

    Within DepartmentCross-departmentalPhysiciansAPPsStudentsManagementFacultyRisk ManagementSafety & Infection ControlMarketingBusiness Office
External Contacts:

    PatientsFamiliesVendorsInsurance CompaniesRegulatory AgenciesMediaMiscellaneous business partners, utilities, etc.VisitorsOther healthcare agencies
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

The physical demands, work environment factors and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • N= Not at all
  • R= Rarely:  Less than once an hour
  • O= Occasional:  1-4 times/hour or up to 1/3 of the shift
  • F= Frequent:  5-12 times/hour or up to 2/3 of the shift
  • C= Constant:  More than 2/3 of the shift







Push or pull with hands/arms




Lift hands above head


Walk on uneven &/or slippery surfaces


Climb or balance




Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend


Use of hands


Climb stairs


Forceful grip w/ hands




Reach w/ arms




Lifting up to 10 lbs


Work in outdoor weather conditions


Lifting up to 25 lbs


Awkward postures


Lifting up to 50 lbs


Close vision (20” or less)




Distance vision (20’+)


Interpersonal skills


Peripheral vision


Ability to adjust focus


Depth perception


Work in a loud environment




  • Position requires the ability to work in multiples spaces (on and off site)
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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Entry Appointment (Certified Medical Assistant I):

    A High School Diploma or GED.Completion of accredited CMA program and pass the National Medical Assistant Certification Exam (i.e. AAMA or NCCT).Current CMA certification (i.e. AAMA, NCCT).Current healthcare provider level CPR certification.
Intermediate Appointment (Certified Medical Assistant II):

    A High School Diploma or GED.One (1) year of Health Care experience.  Completion of accredited CMA program and pass the National Medical Assistant Certification Exam (i.e. AAMA or NCCT).Current CMA certification (i.e. AAMA, NCCT). Current healthcare provider level CPR certification.
Substitution: Combination of related education and experience may be considered.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications (All Levels):

    Associates degree.Medical office experience in area of specialty.1+ year CMA experience in medical office setting.EPIC EMR experience.Bilingual, Spanish-speaking.Computer skills: EPIC, Kronos.MS Office:  Outlook, Power Point, Word.Basic keyboarding skills.
Salary and Benefits:

The starting hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for the Certified Medical Assistant I position has been established at $20 per hour ($41,600 annually).

The starting hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for the Certified Medical Assistant II position has been established at $21 per hour ($43,680 annually).

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

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.

Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 4, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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