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Medical Assistant Per Diem

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

Medical Assistant Per Diem

Job Category:

UC Merced Continuous Recruitment

Unit:

Temporary General

Position Code:

STG8611A

Status:

Open

Closing Date:

Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This is a temporary employment pool.

Salary:

$22.52 Hourly (On Call)

Location:

Merced



Background check:

Background check is required



Description:


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

Student Health Services (SHS) serves the campus by providing health promotion and medical services to all University of California, Merced students. Services are designed to enable students to get the most from their educational experience, minimizing the impact of illness, injury and emotional distress on their academic career.

Student Health Services provides a variety of medical services, which are similar to the outpatient care provided in a physicians group practice. These services include primary and urgent/acute care, evaluation and guidance for individual health problems, family planning services, public health prevention programs, and health education.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Medical Assistant performs a variety of clinical and receptionist support functions for Health Services, including rooming and taking patient vitals, point of care testing, phlebotomy, medical record keeping, other clinical support duties, and medical reception.

The position works in collaboration with the Registered Nurse, LVN, and medical providers to provide clinical and educational services.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Maintain BLS/CPR certification through the American Heart Association.
Understand and comply with federal HIPAA regulations and California Medical Records Act.
Understand and comply with MSDS and Hazmat procedures and policies as part of UCM's OSHA compliance program. Understand and comply with OSHA s Blood borne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030).
Understand and comply with OSHA requirements (29 CFR Part 1910) for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the University Environmental Health and Safety Manager and the University of California, Merced Safety Manual.
Understand and comply with Hazardous waste handling standards and health center policies.
Ongoing training/ refresher courses are required annually.
Understand and comply with the University of California, Merced Safety Manual.

Note: This is a temporary employment pool for a Medical Assistant Per Diem . This position is reopened every six months so please re-apply if you remain interested in the position. This position will close on June 30, 2019.



Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent plus two to three years of relevant clinical and reception experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

Associates degree preferred.

Written evidence to validate training and competency as a medical assistant (i.e., certificate of completion of an accredited medical assistant training program, or letter from supervising physician).

Good typing/word processing, spelling, filing, reception, and other general office skills.

Possesses good basic reading, writing and math skills.

Well trained and experienced in the use of an electronic medical record.

Good basic technical knowledge/skills related to assigned clinical duties; medical assistant training/certification desirable.

Ability to speak clearly and comfortably and use tact, discretion and sensitivity in dealing with patients; and to deal courteously and efficiently with physicians, hospital personnel, insurance companies, attorney s offices, and others.

Ability to use discretion in handling confidential information.

Knowledge of HIPAA and California Medical Records Act privacy policies.

Working knowledge of computer software such as: medical records, scheduling database, patient management, and word processing.

Skill in oral and written communication to meet the needs of a diverse population and student health center staff.

Knowledge of patient care charting and patient histories.

Interviewing skills.

Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.

Knowledge of outpatient clinical administrative procedures.

Knowledge of inventory management practices.

Ability to perform standard clinical procedures according to established protocols.

Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures.

Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.



To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/

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