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Medical Assistant

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

Job Details

The Clinical Research Management Office of the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine (UMSOM) - Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) is currently recruiting for a full-time Medical Assistant.

The Medical Assistant will ensure our clinical trials' integrity and compliance are maintained and conducted following all federal and local regulations, Institutional Review Board approvals (IRB), UMSOM policies, and procedures. Following an extensive training program covering aspects of clinical and research compliance, the Medical Assistant will serve as a primary interface for cancer patients enrolled in research studies at UMGCCC. The Medical Assistant will also interface directly with the research team, principal investigators, treating physicians, and ancillary hospital staff within UMGCCC.

UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. The incumbent in this position receives an annual leave package starting with 11 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses. UMB’s COVID-19 policy states that employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at field sites where the COVID-19 vaccination is required must adhere to those protocols. This position has been identified as one which requires the COVID-19 vaccination. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID−19 website .

Primary Duties
  • Performs routine office testing such as blood pressure, vision, hearing, urinalysis, electrocardiogram, rapid strep screen, dextrostix, and spun hematocrit.
  • Processes samples collected using centrifuge according to research protocol.
  • Stores or ships samples collected according to research protocol.
  • Completes freezer defrosts periodically with accountability of all specimens stored in the freezer to preserve specimen integrity.
  • Transmits collected ECG information according to research protocol.
  • Works as part of a dynamic team to ensure all protocol procedures are completed with no deviations.
  • Prepares and maintains examination and treatment areas including necessary supplies. Sterilizes instruments and equipment.
  • Performs clerical duties such as answering phones, greeting and directing clients, scheduling and monitoring appointments, obtaining and processing information.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Qualifications :

Education: High School Diploma or GED and successful completion of an accredited program for Medical Assistants.
Experience: Previous experience or training in phlebotomy is strongly preferred.
Other: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
General knowledge of the principles of aseptic techniques and infection control including blood and body fluid precautions. General knowledge, skill and ability to administer medications, assist with treatments, and operate medical equipment. General knowledge of and ability to meet the requirements for compliance with confidentiality of records and communications regarding clients. Skill and ability to use aseptic and sterile techniques; to interact with the public, health care providers, agencies and facilities. Ability to perform extensive standing and walking; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate standard office equipment.

Conditions of Employment:
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.

Salary Range: $42,000 - $45,000, commensurate with education and experience.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


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