Health Specialist/ Certified Medical Assistant - L

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vassar College

Health Specialist/ Certified Medical Assistant - L

Department: Health Services Office
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Work Schedule: 37.5 hours/week, 36 weeks/year
Employee Type: Staff
Posting Date: 04/20/2021
Union Representation: CWA
Posting Number: AS058P
Pay Rate: $16.00/hour

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Health Specialist/Certified Medical Assistant has both patient facing and administrative duties.

  • Managing office telephone systems, including answering calls and returning messages.
  • Scheduling patient appointments and maintaining communication to confirm future appointments.
  • Documenting patients' medical information, including medical history and health insurance information.
  • Performing data entry tasks to document patient records within facility databases and maintaining patient files.
  • Coordinating daily office activities, greeting patients and checking patients in and out for their appointments.
  • Recording patients' vital signs, documenting providers notes and changes in medical conditions.
  • Taking tissue and fluid samples and sending them in for laboratory analysis.
  • Prepping exam rooms for clinical procedures and assisting practitioners with patient care.
  • Assisting providers during routine checkups, outpatient procedures and other physical exams.
  • Monitoring and documenting patient symptoms for providers review during clinical exams.
  • Providing compassionate patient support and care, attention and assistance during office visits.
  • Provide phlebotomy services to students and employees. On site training to be provided.

  • Completion of an accredited medical assisting program with a certification preferred.
  • Previous office experience/administrative support.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a professional telephone manner are essential.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills including email necessary.
  • Familiarity with electronic record keeping helpful but not essential.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality and work independently is required.
  • Evidence of strong time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to apply independent judgment and problem solving with limited supervision and instruction.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse community of students, staff, and other college personnel/departments.
  • Must have a professional demeanor and ability to work as part of a team with reliability and consistency.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

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