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Part-Time Practicum Assistant - Medical Assisting

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 21, 2023

Part-time members at Goodwin University are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in their particular disciplines. The practicum assistant position provides a variety of support for the Program Director/Dean. This position provides customer service, information, and assistance to other departments, assistance to students, and maintains various student files and records, and performs a variety of clerical tasks.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Select and approve appropriate practicum sites
  • Coordinate practicum education
  • Document the evaluation and progression of practicum performance
  • Ensure orientation to the program’s requirements of the personnel who supervise or instruct students at practicum sites
  • Coordinate the assignment of students to practicum sites.
  • Ability to conduct site visits per MAERB accreditation standards
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed
  • Support a multicultural environment and embrace the University’s rich diversity
  • Become actively involved in the co-curricular activities of the university
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times
  • Demonstrate professional attitude, philosophy, compassion, and commitment that promotes student growth and learning
  • Promote and maintain a healthy and safe educational and work environment, free from harassment and discrimination
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Dean
  • Attend and participate in all Community Day events at the university
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
  • Assist in recruitment and retention of students
  • Maintain licenses, certifications, and other professional credentials for the profession
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with the local community and other relevant stakeholders
  • Determine placement for Medical Assisting Internship
  • Evaluate Internship sites at least once while student is placed in that facility
  • Maintain relationship with community and sites
  • Maintain all student files for Internships including required paperwork and communications
  • Select and approve appropriate practicum sites
  • Provide orientation for the on-site supervisors
  • Provide oversight of the practicum experience
  • Ensure appropriate and sufficient evaluation of student achievement in the practicum experience
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in specific field of study
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Dedication to excellence in teaching and committed to high academic and professional standards
  • Effective communication skills with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgement
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills with a wide range of stakeholders
Minimum Required Qualifications :
  • Certification, such as CMA, RMA RN, RRT, CPC, etc. in the appropriate academic discipline.
  • AS degree preferred but not required
  • 2 years of experience in the medical field preferred but not required
Special Requirements :
  • Valid Drivers License & Insured Vehicle
Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Outdoor Weather Conditions X
Work with fumes or airborne particles X
Work near moving mechanical parts X
Risk of electrical shock X
Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Talking & Hearing X
Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X
Climbing or balancing X
Bending, pulling, pushing X
Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10 pounds X
Up to 25 pounds X
Up to 50 pounds X
Up to 75 pounds X
Up to 100 pounds X
Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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