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Medical Technical Assistant 1-University Family Physicians (Knoxville)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


Market Range: 03

Hiring Salary: $18.00/Hourly 


JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The Medical Technical Assistant 1 assists residents and faculty of University Family Physicians in providing quality patient care and educational experiences through administrative, clinical, and other duties.



  • Prepares patients for physician by obtaining vital signs weights/measurements per protocols.
  • Verifies patient’s medications and allergies, and problem list.
  • Prepares patient and room for procedures.
  • Assists physician with procedures and exams including OB care, pediatric visits, vasectomies, paps, colposcopies, leeps, cryotherapy, rectal exams, punch biopsy, lesion/cyst removal, suture and staple removal, and other minor surgical procedures.
  • Obtains EKGs, pulse oximetry, orthostatic, vision screening, tympanogram, nebulizer treatment, peak flow readings, pulmonary functions tests, and application of various splints and dressings.
  • Obtains and processes various labs including UA, rapid strep, flu and mono, UCG, PT/INR, hemocult, HgBA1C, hematocrit, and blood glucose.
  • Provides patient education including administration of medications, nebulizers, blood pressure and glucose monitoring, wound care, and pediatric care.
  • Performs administrative duties including initiating and returning phone calls; faxing and receiving records, orders, and requests to and from other facilities and physician offices; schedules tests and procedures for patients.
  • Obtains precertification through the patient’s insurance company for tests, procedures, and admission to the hospital.
  • Makes referrals to specialists and agencies.
  • Refills medications per protocol or physicians’ written or verbal orders.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

  • Qualifications



    EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of related experience. 

    LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: CMA, CCMA, RMA or LPN.  Must be a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Tennessee. (COPY OF CERTIFICATION REQUIRED)



  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to accurately maintain electronic medical records.
  • Ability to perform clinical skills that consist of the following: Venipuncture, administering injections, accurate measurement of vital signs, operation of various clinical equipment such as EKG, pulmonary function, vision screening, and minor lab testing procedures (UA, rapid strep, mono and flu, urine pregnancy).
  • Ability to perform basic computer skills.

  • Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
    Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
    Organization: Knox Univ Family Physicians
    Schedule: Full-time
    Job Posting: Feb 15, 2024, 1:21:20 PM


    Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

    UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

    The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

    Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

    As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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