The medical Assistant provides support to the Nurse Practitioners and Administrative Assistant at the Wellness Center. This position could be a regular part-time hire or may be a temporary hire through May, 2021.
This position assists the SHS team to ensure a smooth running office, maintaining appointments, walk-ins and other medical needs of the university. The Medical Assistant maintains strict confidentiality of clinical, social, financial or other student data in compliance with university, state and federal guidelines. Other duties as assigned.
All activities of this position contribute to the fulfillment of the mission of the university.
SUPERVISORY AND STAFF RELATIONSHIPS:
- Report to the Director, Student Health Services
- Assists Nurse Practitioners and Admin Assistant
- Work in cooperation with all Student Affairs employees and other campus personnel, such as Residential Life and Athletics
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Receive and direct phone calls, schedule appointments, check-in patients, obtain necessary patient information to file and update patient records, and ensure all forms and consents are completed by patients
- Check-out patients, assist with referral processing, and arrange laboratory services
- Prepare patients for examination, take vitals, and record patients' health history
- Set-up machines, administer injections and medications, and perform routine specimen collection and tests
- Prepare equipment and examination rooms, and clean instruments
- Assists with medical treatments, procedures, and exams
- Manage inventory of medical supplies and equip exam rooms with appropriate supplies
- Assists with immunization compliance
- Assists with data entry
- Assists with patient monitoring including, but not limited to, students in isolation or quarantine
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Employees are responsible for complete cooperation with all aspects of safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations, and for continuously practicing safety while performing their duties.
- Recommended and approved by the Director, Student Health Services
- Not to exceed 20 hours/week x 39 weeks
- Flexible, depending on university needs
- Business hours with occasional weekends and after hours, depending on needs
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
- Medical Assistant certification from an accredited vocational institution
- Professional medical assistance experience in a student health center at a higher education institution, preferred
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:
- Valid CPR/AED Certificate
- Contact Tracing Certificate
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to be flexible to changing conditions and needs
- Ability to work effectively with and through other people
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to work under stressful conditions
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Awareness that behavior and dress should be appropriate for the environment of a Christian university
Ability to effectively communicate and interact with diverse parent and student populations and demonstrate sensitivity to their individual needs.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts related to medication dosing.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Attitude and Demeanor
- Exemplify Christian philosophy of the Concordia University mission statement in all aspects of day-to-day duties and responsibilities assigned to this position
- Communicate warmth, understanding, and helpfulness when interacting with students, staff, faculty, and the general public
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with all who come into contact with this department
- Exhibit a cheerful, positive, loyal, team-member attitude toward the purposes, programs, policies, and goals of the university
- Maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to this office and the campus as a whole
- Constantly strive to improve performance
The physical demands described here 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.
- Repetitive motions using a computer keyboard
- May require rising and sitting repeatedly
- Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop, and reach to utilize 5-drawer file cabinets
- May require climbing stairs and walking indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals from normal office equipment, and minimal extreme cold, and extreme heat when applying heat or ice to patients. The employee may also be exposed to infectious diseases that are transmitted via contact, droplet, and /or airborne. Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPEs) will be provided by the university.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.