University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
College of Nursing | Sheridan Health Services
Medical Assistant (Health Care Tech I)
Position #3231 - Requisition # 11197
Applications are accepted electronically ONLY atwww.cu.edu/cu-careers**
The College of Nursing | Sheridan Health Services has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Medical Assistant.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.
A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.
_Nature of Work:_
The University of Colorado, College of Nursing, is seeking a Medical Assistant for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) benefits-eligible position within its federally qualified community health center, Sheridan Health Services (SHS), in Denver, CO. This position will primarily provide quality care to patients at the community clinic site and may be asked to see patients at the school-based health clinic as well. Applicants should be educated and trained to perform administrative and clinical skills in the health care environment.
Sheridan Health Services (SHS) is a multi-site, nurse-managed federally qualified community health center, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Healthcare; and is a collaborative effort between the College of Nursing and the Sheridan School District. There are now 40 employees at two convenient locations to serve community health needs primarily for residents of Sheridan, Englewood, and North Littleton. A school-based clinic is located in the Sheridan School District Administration building. The community health center is located in southwest Denver on the Fort Logan campus and provides services to adults. Services offered include primary care across the lifespan; prenatal and postpartum midwifery care, gynecology, dentistry, pharmacy, behavioral health, and outpatient substance abuse treatment. We extend the reach of the clinic through public health outreach where nursing students provide community outreach, health education, and home visitation services. Nursing.ucdenver.edu/Sheridan
Work is performed under the general direction and authority of the CEO of Sheridan Health Services. Direct supervision will be provided by the Clinic Operations Manager.
_Examples of Work Performed:_
Upholding strict compliance with University and professional policies/procedures
Greeting patients and families
Completing standard patient check-in procedures
Measuring and recording vital signs
Recording patient interview, history, and chief complaint
Providing patient education with regard to office policies, medications, diagnoses, treatment, plan of care, and follow-up
Preparing patients for examinations and performing routine screening tests
Assisting providers with procedures
Phlebotomy and collection of other lab specimens
Preparing and administering medications with provider authorization
Administering immunizations and maintaining immunizations records
Arranging for hospital admissions and outside referrals for patients and providers
Calling prescriptions to the pharmacy for providers
Using CPR skills when required
Answering phone and scheduling appointments
Maintaining supplies, equipment, stocking, and sterilizing instruments
Disposing of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards
Practicing OSHA safety standards
Performing accurate, legal, and ethical documentation (electronic/hard-copy) at all times
Assisting with reporting to state and federal agencies, as needed
Performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
_Salary and Benefits:_
The salary range for this position starts at $32,900 and is commensurate with skills and experience.
This position is eligible for overtime compensation.
The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located athttps://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
Graduate from an accredited medical/nursing assistant or EMT school/program
Prior medical office experience, this includes student externship
Prior EHR (electronic health record) experience, this includes student externship
Current BLS/CPR certification
_Condition of Employment:_
This position requires the ability to speak, read, and write in both English and Spanish on a daily basis. The successful candidate must be fluent in both languages.
Experience working with low-income populations within a community health center environment
Current Medical/Nursing Assistant or EMT Certification
_Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:_
Considerable degree of independent judgment and work priorities
Exemplary organizational skills and ability to prioritize
Unconditional ability to maintain patient confidentiality
Proficient in computer use and clinic software
Knowledge of current medical procedures and understanding of basic medical terminology
Interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients, their families, and other members of the health care team
HIPAA and OSHA compliance
Basic knowledge of Colorado state immunization requirements
Job: *Health Care
Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus
Title: Medical Assistant
Requisition ID: 11197