Medical Assistant

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

ID: 7068640
Posted: August 6, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
Department Summary

University Health Service (UHS) provides a scope of health and wellness care to University of Michigan students, as well as primary care services for eligible UM faculty and staff. UHS is actively seeing compassionate, enthusiastic and patient-focused individuals to join our campus team. This position is conveniently located on campus near downtown Ann Arbor and minutes from the main hospital.

Job Summary

As a Medical Assistant (MA) for University Health Services, you will have the unique opportunity to provide care for U of M students, faculty, and staff. Not only will you have the ability to showcase your skills as a MA, you will also have an opportunity to build strong relationships with Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers. You will play an integral role within the University, and specifically within UHS. MAs are frontline in providing the highest quality care for students and other UM affiliated patients. This specialized role will assist clinicians in our growing Behavioral/Mental Health unit. We are eager to assist you in becoming a well-rounded employee, and to support advancement in your skills.

Patient Care 80%

Rooming patients and completing intake, including medication reconciliation and screening forms
Perform ear irrigations, suture/staple removal, EKGs, casting/splinting, ankle taping, urine drug screens and other point of care testing
Assist clinicians in the delivery of direct care and support operational functions
Act as chaperone during sensitive exams and diagnostic/therapeutic treatments including assisting with procedures
Provide routine patient prep instructions for some UHS procedures
Observe patient status, report changes, and document accordingly
Perform quality control/assurance for CLIA waived testing
Open and close clinic according to UHS guidelines
Problem-solve patient flow issues
Use infection prevention guidelines for patient rooms and equipment
Disinfect and maintain medical equipment
Administer injections appropriate to clinic protocols or by defined orders in the EMR, including, but not limited to immunizations
Clean, stock, organize patient care areas
Administrative 10%

Order and/or prepare orders for patient care supplies
Prepare medical instruments for transport for high level disinfection
May contact patients and arrange for appropriate testing, referrals, or follow-up
Other Duties as Assigned 10%

Participate in Quality Improvement activities
Prepare and present presentations and ideas at team meetings
Various other duties deemed clinically appropriate and within the scope of practice designated by clinical staff and/or supervisor/designee
Required Qualifications*
Graduation from a Certified Medical Assistant Program or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and work experience
Desired Qualifications*
Previous experience as a Medical Assistant or a health-related assistant
Previous experience in a Gynecology and/or Primary Care setting
CMA or RMA Certification
Previous experience with MiChart (EPIC)
Recent Ambulatory care experience within the last 2-3 years
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) training
Bi-lingual or multi-lingual skills


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