At the UCHC, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in scheduling, patient flow, assisting with patients and routine clinical tasks in an outpatient, inpatient or specialty setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Knowledge of medical assisting practices; knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, routines; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to work under pressure deadlines and a rapidly changing environment.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Two (2) years experience in a hospital, medical facility or office setting as a nursing assistant or medical assistant or clerical experience in a medical setting.
Associate degree in allied health or other related field may be substituted for the general experience.
Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program or registration as a Certified Medical Assistant may be substituted for the general experience.
- Cardiac Testing experience
- EKG experience
- Phlebotomy experience
- Experience in a Cardiology Office or Testing setting
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to infectious/communicable diseases, and exposure to some chemical cleaning agents. Incumbents are subject to long periods of standing. Considerable effort may be required in assisting/lifting of patients.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Maintains smooth and efficient patient flow; may perform routine procedures i.e., vital signs, height, weight, visual acuity, urine testing, in accordance with protocols; prepares patients and assists with exams and special procedures; instructs patients as outlined for basic diagnostic procedures/ treatments/specimen collections; refers patients to appropriate physician/nursing staff when special needs are identified; reports pertinent observations to nurse and/or physician; charts activities in the record; participates in implementation of care plans; attends interdisciplinary meetings; prepares rooms and work area for clinics, including stocking of rooms and carts; inventories and orders equipment; checks equipment and reports that which is malfunctioning; answers phone and performs clerical work as needed; performs related duties as required.
20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, primarily flexible day shift hours. May be required to work late one shift per week (i.e., until 7 pm) with a 30 minute unpaid meal break.
MINIMUM FULL-TIME SALARY EQUIVALENT:
UCONN Health Center - 20 months ago