Medical Assistant

Updated: 12 months ago
Location: Miami, FLORIDA
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Check patients in and collects information. Answers patient phone calls / Directs phone calls to providers. Manages appointments. Scan documents into UChart. Obtains vital signs and patient information for inclusion in the patient's medical record. May give injections or treatments, perform routine laboratory tests under the direction of an attending physician, and assist in other patient care activities such as dressing changes and leg wraps. Prepares treatment room for examination of patient. May assist with physical examinations by preparing supplies and handing instruments/materials to the doctor as directed. Provides patients with basic instruction and information regarding examination procedures. Cleans and sterilizes medical instruments. Observes the principles of sterile technique in performing duties. Schedules patients for tests and completes required forms for lab work. Maintains accurate and complete patient records/documentation. Orders, stocks, and inventories supplies and assists in performing clerical duties. Escort and transport patients to various hospital locations· Performs other duties as assigned. 

The minimum requirements are: High School diploma or equivalent, HIV Certification, CPR Certification, Medical Assistant Certification. One (1) year of relevant experience. Knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients. Knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed. Knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions. Knowledge of age specific competencies. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinic staff.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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