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Medical Assistant – Student Health Care Center (CHFM)

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 523125
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:35020101 - SH-PRIMARY CARE

Classification Title:

Certified Medical Assistant

Job Description:

The Student Health Care Center at The University of Florida within the department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM) is seeking a Medical Assistant for its ambulatory clinic. The incumbent will assist health care professionals in the examination and treatment of ambulatory patients such as preparation of patient and environment for treatment, knowledge of conducting basic laboratory and electrocardiogram tests, care of the patient post-treatments, functions. Performs Point-of-Care testing as directed. Responsible for general cleanliness of desks, counters, examination tables, equipment and for insuring appropriate cleaning, packaging (wrapping) and sterilization of surgical instruments. Assists Team RNs with patient care obtaining vital signs, visual screening, heights and weights, peak flow readings and other objective data as appropriate for incoming patients. Assists clinicians with special procedures and examinations. Assists with appropriate EPIC MyChart communications

General Clinical Duties:

  • Performs CMA duties under the direct supervision of the Team RN and responsibility of a Physician.
  • Follows Standard Universal Precautions.
  • Defers all medical questions to the RNs and/or medical providers.
  • Check Daily Temperature logs.
  • Maintain and Daily inventory of routine supplies and special Items needed for the procedure room and assure update of sterile supplies.
  • Apply infection control guidelines in the clinic setting.
  • Application of age specific care to clinical practice.
  • Emergency equipment use clinic –specific emergency response plan.
  • Assist with exams.
  • Exam room preparation-stocking rooms.
  • Clean /sterilize equipment and exam rooms.
  • Basic patient instructions per provider approved handouts.
  • Telephone messaging.
  • Alerts Team RNs or providers of any abnormal findings.
  • Performs point of care tests as requested.
  • Assists providers with procedures (minor surgery/pelvic exams).
  • Assists RNs with observation of patients.
  • Serves as a chaperone.
  • Transports patients requiring assistance.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality following HIPAA and SHCC policy.
  • Responsible for obtaining and documenting in the EHR: vital signs (BP, P, R, T), for each patient.
  • Weight & height initial visit; and/or visual acuity and peak flow (if indicated).

Medical Administration Duties:

  • Pend and call in prescriptions.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Explain treatment procedures, medical diets, or physician’s instructions to patients.
  • Medication administration (except IV)
  • Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Non-vaccine IM & SC injections (No dose calculations allowed)
  • Immunizations
  • Oral medications-simple dose calculations allowed
  • TST (PPD)administration and reading of result
  • Eye Drops
  • Nebulizer Treatment


  • Sterile dressings
  • Sterile technique
  • Phlebotomy –routine, clinic specific
  • Remove sutures/staples
  • Specimen collection and processing
  • Ear irrigations

Other duties as assigned:

  • Responsible for routinely re-stocking exam rooms, cleaning exam rooms including desks, exam tables, and counters, and for keeping rooms neat throughout the day. Assists with ordering supplies and equipment and restocking reserves as needed.
  • Assists with the orientation and training clinical staff for the organization to include screening process, patient flow, instrument care and autoclave operations.
  • Performs EKG’s in the Radiology department during athlete’s physical exams PRN.
  • Expected to huddle daily with RN, Physician, and staff to anticipate and plan the team’s needs; communicates with co-workers in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Rotates to other areas of the SHCC and provides Break Week/ Sunday coverage as assigned. Attends and participates in the staff monthly meeting.
Expected Salary:

The salary range is between $18.26 to $21.26 per hour, and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Successful completion of the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam offered by an appropriate accredited institute. Appropriate institutes include the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the American Registry of Medical Assistants (ARMA).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A high school diploma and one year of appropriate experience.
  • Licensure and Certification: Certified Medical Assistant, Basic Life Support
  • Knowledge of patient care.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge of sterile technique mandatory.
  • Knowledge of service functions, policies and confidentiality procedures.
  • Skills in basic math.
  • Skills to perform CPR.
  • Skills to maintain patient care equipment in operative order.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to interact with patients.
  • Ability to take vital signs (e.g. TPR, Blood Pressure, visual acuity, peak flow meters, height and weight).
  • Ability to give equipment instructions to patients.
  • Ability to perform point of care lab tests and run quality controls.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • In order for your application for this position to be considered complete, you must upload a resume, and a cover letter, or letter of interest.
  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • This is a time-limited position. An appointment to a position funded by contract and grant, auxiliaries, or local funds, as appropriate, for a particular project, enterprise, or specified period. Such designation must be made to the position at the time of recruitment. A time-limited position shall have the same rights as a position with a regular appointment modifier, except such position shall not have rights provided for layoff, recall, and notice of non-reappointment.
  • This is not a temporary position.
  • If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 with your application for consideration.

Post offer requirements:

  • Health Clearance for patient and human blood contact
  • Criminal background check
  • Education and experience check

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 08 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 22 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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