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Medical Assistant - Psychiatry

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Medical Assistant - Psychiatry

Job no: 533342

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Healthcare/Nursing, Student Life/Services, Psychology

Department: University Health Services
Classification: Medical Aide
Appointment Type and Duration: Academic Year (Classified), Ongoing
Salary: $17.24 - $25.24 per hour (updated)
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

February 22, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:

  • Current resume which includes dates of employment.

    Applicants will also be asked to submit the name and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

    Department Summary

    University Health Services (UHS) is a unit within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management and is a nationally accredited (AAAHC) outpatient clinic providing primary care to students at the University of Oregon. All staff are required to uphold the values of the UHS.

    This position works in support of the University Health Services mission and vision and is consistent with UO policy. Some aspects of this position may be completed in collaboration with other University departments.

    Position Summary

    The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Psychiatry medical and nursing staff in providing excellent, effective, evidence-based, and efficient psychiatric care to University of Oregon students. This position will also support the rest of the Medical Services team (Primary Care, Acute Care, Sports Medicine) when needed for operational efficiency.

    This position reports to the Lead Psychiatrist. As part of the Medical Services department, this position will work with the Assistant Director, Clinical Operations and Medical Director towards ensuring overall training, processes, and systems are working well.

    This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and routine screening of Medicaid and Medicare Exclusion Lists. Employee loses eligibility for employment if on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) and/or System of Award Management (SAM). In addition, employees must follow Compliance with UHS policies regarding tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu, hepatitis B, and other immunization requirements.

    Special Qualifications:
  • Current certification from a national certifying body for medical assistant/medical office assistant (e.g., American Medical Technologists, American Association of Medical Assistants, National Center for Competency Testing) as a medical aide or medical office assistant, or the ability to obtain by the agreed upon start date of employment.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Six months of experience providing health care support in a health care facility; OR
  • Completion of a vocational training program in a health care support area (e.g. Medical Office Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant).

    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records and associated office software.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment.
  • Experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in working with patients experiencing mental health challenges, including patients experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidality, and psychosis.
  • Three years' experience as a medical assistant/aide supporting patients with mental health needs, such as within a primary care clinic, psychiatric clinic, counseling clinic, or mental health treatment center.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification or ability to obtain by agreed upon start date of employment.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

    To apply, visit


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