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Certified Medical Assistant (Dual Posted with LPN - 52077)

University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

Job Details

Hiring Department

Student Health Center - Student Affairs

Job Description

Nature of Work
  • The Certified Medical Assistant will perform and assist with clinical procedures, maintain equipment, perform laboratory procedures, and provide direct patient care.
  • Respond to general patient inquiries regarding treatment and care provided at MU Student Health Center (SHC).
  • Escort patients to the exam room and prepare them for their visit with the provider per SHC procedure.
  • Engage with patient in a welcoming manner, providing answers to questions as appropriate, and disseminating patient educational materials to patient(s) as instructed by healthcare provider.
  • Gather or update patient information by reviewing and/or recording medical history, taking vital signs, confirming the visit or treatment purpose, and other duties as assigned by their supervisor in this regard.
  • Assist health care providers during examinations as appropriate.
  • Prepare laboratory specimens and perform basic point of care laboratory tests on the premises, and draw blood. Conduct general functions of patient assistance as directed by supervisor.
  • Clean assigned exam rooms after each appointment in a timely manner. Ensure assigned exam rooms are stocked to predetermined levels per supervisor or policy.
  • Maintain stock levels and order clinic supplies as assigned. Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions and troubleshooting breakdowns.
  • Consistently communicate professionally and courteously.
  • Provide in-service training and precepting as directed.
  • May complete unit/department specific duties and expectations as outlined in department documents.
Key Responsibilities
  • Rooming patients- obtaining vital signs, health screenings, allergies, medication history, pharmacy preference.
  • Obtaining lab specimens which may include running point of care labs on site.
  • Assist providers with exams and/or procedures.
  • Administer medications and immunizations per provider order.

Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This position may require evening and weekend hours supporting activities and programs within the department. Occasionally division and campus projects may require additional hours outside of your normal schedule.

Minimum Qualifications

One of the following certifications:
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • Medical Assistant (NCMA) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)
  • Medical Assistant Certification (MAC) by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
Anticipated Hiring Range

Range: $14.80 - $23.32 per hour paid on a bi-weekly basis

PAT Level: PAT 3A


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Other Information

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met with or without reasonable accommodation. The performance of these physical demands is an essential function of the job. This position is very active and requires ambulating, reaching, and moving objects weighing up to and over 20 lbs.

This role also routinely comes into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses. May complete unit/department specific duties as outlined in department documents.

Performance Expectations

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job; however, completion of these duties is a measure of successful performance. Employees of this job classification are subject to performance reviews. Basic function, responsibilities and characteristics duties may change at any time with or without notice.

Safety Sensitive Status

This position is considered safety sensitive.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




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