UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/08/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/13/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position has been changed from an internal UCSD posting to external as of 4/20/21. All applicants are welcome to apply.
Under direct supervision of the clinic manager and the general supervision of the clinic providers and licensed nursing staff, the Medical Assistant will assist the Medical Staff at the UCSD Medicine for Seniors Outpatient Clinic in evaluating the quality and effectiveness of care provided. Performs work which requires specific knowledge and training in patient care duties within business and professions code of the State of California and/or the regulations The Joint Commission(TJC).
These duties also include but are not limited to: answering phones and speaking with patients, scheduling, insurance verification, faxing, scanning, distribution of medication refills, recording, and reporting to the physician the physical and mental condition of the patients and changes in condition and entering information in the medical record.
Greet patients who arrive at the clinic and inform the staff of any changes or concerns; record vital statistics on patients as directed, including height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate and basal metabolic index, and track such measurements on a flow sheet. Ensure each patient's privacy. Deliver care in a non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner, sensitive to the patient's cultural, religious and/or age-specific needs. Assist treatment team in developing and implementing treatment plans for each patient, coordinate care with patients' outside medical providers. Provide routine front office services; provide instructions and education to patients and families and address their concerns; maintain sterilization or disinfection of instruments; maintain equipment in good working order. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) OR Certificate of completion of a Medical Assistant training program.
BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Knowledge of medical terminology, online scheduling, universal precautions, and proper use of body mechanics.
Prior related experience.
Experience working with senior population.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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