Medical Assistant

Boise State University

Boise, ID

ID: 7068385
Posted: July 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Us: Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Perform basic patient care functions to assist the nursing/clinical staff in a medical clinic with the examination or treatment of patients; perform related work.

Level Scope:
Applies basic skills while developing some specialized skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment appropriate to area of specialization; performs routine and/or repetitive tasks; limited decision making required; generally works under close supervision; has no or limited experience; work is performed from within specific limits of established procedures and/or defined instructions.

Essential Functions:

● Incumbents work under direct supervision of a physician or designated clinical staff, performing routine duties and referring questions or problems to the supervisor. There are two levels in the series: Medical Assistant and Registered Medical Assistant. They are differentiated on the basis of the range of activities that are carried out, and the level of independence with which they carry out these activities. Incumbents in the Medical Assistant classification do not require a Medical Assistant Certification or Registration.
● Maintain examining and treatment rooms by cleaning and setting up equipment, keeping rooms stocked with supplies, and preparing examining tables. Perform such duties as taking temperature, weight, blood pressure, and pulse; preparing patients for examinations; advising patients concerning preparation for tests. Administer injections/treatments, perform EKG's and assist provider during examinations as needed. Obtain limited information from patients as to reason for visit, symptoms, etc.; chart patient information. Schedule appointments for patients as well as appointments for patient referrals. Perform lab proficiency testing, run in-house lab tests, prepare outside lab specimens, check lab orders and bills for accuracy. Serve as advocate for Indigent Program organizing forms for providers, instruct patients, help patients complete forms, and serve as liaison with drug companies.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Experience: in medication administration; performing clinical venipuncture, injections, and vital signs; in obtaining health histories.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
Minimum Qualifications:
Experience: performing Medical Assistant duties under the supervision of a licensed physician or designated clinical staff. Basic knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT medical coding (International Classification of Diseases - 9th Revision Clinical Modification and Current Procedural Terminology). Experience using a computer to enter and retrieve information.


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