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Medical Assistant

Apply now Job no: 521096
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Healthcare/Nursing

Department: University Health Center
Classification: Medical Aide
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $13.75 - $19.95 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
September 27, 2017; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please include the following:
• Complete online application
• Responses to the following supplemental questions:

1. The University of Oregon works with an ethnically and culturally diverse population representing a multitude of varying cultures, religions and beliefs. This position also works closely with a diverse staff of coworkers, including managers, clinicians and ancillary staff. Describe your experiences working with a diverse population.

2. Describe how you work collaboratively with a mixed team of nurses, clinicians, and medical assistants and how you would anticipate and prioritize the needs of the clinic while maintaining centric patient care.

Department Summary
The University Health Center (UHC) is a unit within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management and is accredited through the AAAHC. The UHC's mission is to provide exceptional culturally competent health services and public health leadership that enhances personal success and optimize health and wellness for a diverse campus community.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to assist nursing and medical staff in providing primary and preventative care to students of the University of Oregon at the Health Center.

The Medical Aide assists with the delivery of excellent patient care by assisting the UHC clinicians with patient scheduling, transporting, patient check in, performing vital signs, simple procedures and treatments. They also maintain a safe, clean, efficiently stocked environment. Work is performed in different locations throughout the UHC in various clinics, examination and treatment rooms and at the main reception desk.

This position reports to the Director of Nursing.

Duties include:

• Greeting patients in a courteous and respectful manner
• Preparing and administering routine immunizations or other medications (including injections but excluding IVs) as ordered by the clinician (and as permitted by Oregon law)
• Rooming patients, recording the stated reason for visit, and taking vital signs
• Preparing patients for the clinician and assisting the clinician with exams, treatments, and medical procedures
• Screening and answering calls, directing them to the appropriate individual
• Scheduling patients, verifying and updating telephone numbers, and reviewing eligibility

Work Schedule
• Employment of academic year employees may be extended into the breaks and/or summer term to meet the departmental and/or operational needs of the UHC
• Working hours may vary and may include weekends and holidays

Physical Demands
• Position may be required to assist in patient lifting

Minimum Requirements
• Six months of experience providing health care support in a health care facility; OR
• Completion of a vocational training program in a health care support area (e.g., Medical Office Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant)

Special Requirements:
• Position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and routine screening of Medicaid and Medicare Exclusion Lists. Employee loses eligibility for employment if on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) and/or System of Award Management (SAM)
• Must be in compliance with UHC policies regarding tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu, hepatitis B, and other immunization requirements
• Current certification from a national certifying body for medical assistant/medical office assistant (e.g., American Medical Technologists, American Association of Medical Assistants, National Center for Competency Testing) as a medical aide or medical office assistant, or ability to obtain by agreed upon start date of employment.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent customer service skills
• Medical Office/health care experience
• Basic understanding of computers with familiarity in electronic medical records and office software
• Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the minimum qualifications above, the following qualifications are strongly preferred to support a successful candidacy for this position:
• Four (4) years of experience as a medical aide in a clinic, hospital or ambulatory care setting including working with an electronic medical record
• Knowledge of medical terminology

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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