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Medical Assistant

  2022-06-22     University of California Santa Cruz     Santa Cruz  
Description:

Medical Assistant, Student Health Services

Location: Santa Cruz

Job ID: 36053

JOB POSTING

Find your path at the University of California Santa Cruz. Student Success and Health is seeking a Medical Assistant. This is a partial-year career position with a 4-week unpaid summer furlough. Positions with unpaid summer work breaks contain regularly scheduled non-work periods during which the Medical Assistant remains an employee, retains health benefits, but is not at work. This position is eligible for full benefits including medical, dental, and vision, 14 paid holidays per year, and discounts on UCSC recreation facilities.

Please Note: For full consideration for the interview, all applicants are required to complete the following

supplemental questions:

1. Was your MA certification obtained by passing a Medical Assisting certifying exam administered by the

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)?

2. Was your MA certification obtained by passing a Medical Assisting certifying exam administered by the

American Medical Technologists (AMT)?

3. Was your MA certification obtained by passing a Medical Assisting certifying exam administered by the

American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)?

4. Was your MA certification obtained by passing a Medical Assisting certifying exam administered by the

Multiskilled Medical Certification Institute (MMCI)?

5. Was your MA certification obtained by passing a Medical Assisting certifying exam administered by the

California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA)?

Thank you for your interest in Student Success and Health at UC Santa Cruz.

NOTIFICATIONS

UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, https://news.ucsc.edu/2021/07/systemwide-vaccination-policy.htmlhttps://news.ucsc.edu/2021/07/systemwide-vaccination-policy.htmlhttps://news.ucsc.edu/2021/07/systemwide-vaccination-policy.html https://news.ucsc.edu/2021/07/systemwide-vaccination-policy.html https://news.ucsc.edu/2021/07/systemwide-vaccination-policy.html for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.

Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.

INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)

UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The IRD for this job is:2 weeks

ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) https://healthcenter.ucsc.edu (SSH) is a full-service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological support to UCSC students. SSH is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services. The Primary Care Program includes primary care and same-day care, with the support of on-site radiology, a COLA-accredited high complexity clinical laboratory and campus pharmacy. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports UCSC students to maintain or improve their general well-being by providing a broad range of counseling, psychiatric services, consultation and outreach services and programs. Other departments include Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP), home of the Condom Co-op; CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education) the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; and Student Insurance Programs. SSH employs approximately 120 staff including physicians, psychiatrists, case managers, lab scientists, pharmacists, nurses, radiologists, and many other clinical and administrative staff. Student Success and Health welcomes staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Radiology and Clinical Support Services, the Medical Assistant performs a wide variety of patient care support services. The job requires the ability to work with a variety of clinicians and effectively perform multiple tasks concurrently, such as simultaneously supporting several clinicians, monitoring patients, and managing phones and paperwork. The ability to be flexible, maintain a professional demeanor, and work closely with many people are critical components. In a fast-paced environment with many direct patient care and clerical duties, attention to detail is essential. Working with ill students and concerned parents requires empathy and understanding. Patient confidentiality in all verbal and written communications is paramount.

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Salary Information: Salary: $24.33 - $30.95 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and years of certified experience.

No. of Positions: 3

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

• Full-time, Fixed

• Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week

• Days of the Week: Mon-Fri

• Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Partial Year Career appointment, with a 4-week furlough

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: EX

Job Code Classification: 008994 (MED AST 2)

Travel: Never or Rarely

JOB DUTIES

60% - Clinical

• Utilizing medical background and training, and in accordance with department policies and professional standards, the Medical Assistant will perform all duties within the scope of practice of a certified Medical Assistant in California.

• Obtains routine vital signs and independently anticipates the need for diagnostic procedures based on the patient's history and/or presenting complaint

• Takes a basic medical history and appropriately prepares the patient for exam

• Appropriately documents pertinent patient information in the medical record

• Accurately administers medications as ordered by clinicians

• Keeps exam rooms and work areas stocked and clean

• Arranges follow-up appointments and referrals to other physicians or institutions as requested by clinician

• Maintains Standard Universal precautions including proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and proper use of sterile techniques

• Assists with physical exams and medical procedures, including but not limited to, colposcopy, punch biopsy, incision and drainage (I&D), intrauterine device (IUD), nebulizer, toenail removal, laceration repair

• Appropriately refers issues beyond scope of practice to clinical or supervisory personnel

• Makes calls to patients and pharmacies as directed by clinician

• Communicates with outside entities in a professional manner

• Performs and accurately records results for a variety of point of care tests

• Understands and utilizes Universal Precautions and standard infection control processes

• Cleans and sterilizes medical instruments using various chemicals and operates medical autoclave

• Utilizes tact, discretion and confidentiality in all written and oral communications with staff, students, families, and outside medical providers

• Maintains CPR certification and recognizes and responds to emergencies per facility policy and training

40% - Administrative

Scheduling duties:

• Answers and screens calls, takes appropriate messages

• Schedules appointments for patients in person and on the phone

• Appropriately communicates identified problems

Greeting patients:

• Communicates in a professional and welcoming manner

• Directs incoming patients to appropriate departments

• Registers patients for walk in and scheduled appointments

• Directly interacts with nursing staff for matters of patient acuity

• Explains available services and eligibility requirements for service

• Explains basic billing and financial consideration

• Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Current Medical Assistant certification recognized by the Medical Board of California

• Experience assisting with medical procedures and using medical equipment

• Experience in administering injections

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to relate information clearly and concisely to a variety of people in a professional manner

• Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with all staff utilizing a positive communication style

• Ability to manage competing priorities and work under time constraints with frequent interruptions

• Excellent listening skills

• Exemplary attention to detail

• Ability to exercise discretion and tact in dealing with confidential information, sensitive situations and all workplace interactions

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

• Current Medical Assistant certification recognized by the Medical Board of California. This can only be obtained by passing a Medical Assisting certifying exam administered by one of the following: California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) or Multiskilled Medical Certification Institute (MMCI).

• Selected candidate will be required to:

• Pass a pre-hire criminal history background check and pre-hire credentialing check

• Complete HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility) training within 30 days of hire

• Complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training every two years

• Possess current Cardiopulmonary (CPR) certificate, or obtain it within 90 days of hire

• Comply with current Student Health Center employee health safety requirements for health care workers as defined by state and federal regulatory agencies; current health safety requirements to be discussed during interview

• The University of California has implemented a https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19 covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.

• Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&division=&title=1.&part=4.&chapter=2.&article=2.5.

SAFETY STATEMENT

All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.

HOW TO APPLY

Attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to 'My Activities'. Visit our https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/how-to-apply/index.html https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/how-to-apply/index.html https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/how-to-apply/index.html tutorial for detailed instructions on our applicant process.

EEO/AA

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE UCSC ON-LINE PROCESS

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https://apptrkr.com/3114377

To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.


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