St. Mary's University
  • 18-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Student Health Center
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Competitive Pay; Generous vacation, sick, & holiday benefits; Excellent health & welfare benefits with 100% tuition assistance available.


The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting in the care of patients in an outpatient medical setting and for supporting the Goals and Objectives of the Student Health Center and Mission of the University.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Assists the Director, and other licensed physicians and/or PA or NP in health assessment, and following up on students treated at the health center.
  • Performs basic medical assisting skills including but not limited to vital signs: height, weight, temperature, respiratory rate, pulse, peak flows, venipuncture; administers injections including intramuscular, subcutaneous and intradermal routes.
  • Draws blood, uses centrifuge, appropriately labels and sends specimen(s) to the laboratory as per MD/NP/PA orders;
  • Performs testing and procedures such as: electrocardiogram testing, urinalysis, strep screens, urine pregnancy tests, ear irrigation, nebulizer treatments, peak flow measurements, PPD skin testing and visual acuity testing
  • Assists with minor surgical procedures (laceration repairs, toenail removals, Pap & pelvic exams etc.)
  • Oversees equipment maintenance: centrifuge, EKG, nebulizer, refrigeration log; maintains exam rooms (stocking and cleaning); maintains MSDS log. Maintains lab and pap log.
  • Serves as the Meningitis Vaccine and Tuberculosis Screening Compliance Officer; Regularly reports deficiencies and contacts students in need of compliance
  • Obtains, processes and dispatches all laboratory work as per MD/NP/PA order.
  • Maintains drug sample closet (Lot #'s/expiration date tracking); follows Pharmedix Dispensing Protocol.
  • Responsible for surveillance, safe storage and monthly inventory of immunizations; performs immunization tracking and maintains SAMHD vaccine stock via existing protocols.
  • Maintains exam rooms (stocking and cleaning); responsible for inventory, ordering and maintaining medical supplies. Sterilizes instruments with an autoclave.
  • Assists the Medical Director in assuring that students are compliant with (Immunization Compliance Protocol); reviews immunization status and helps coordinate immunization efforts.
  • Coordinates and provides prevention health education services and programs for students, staff, and other professionals in response to new health issues or requests from the campus community; Participates and assists in health-related outreach programs
  • Assists the Medical Assistant with the duties of the front desk and helps in these duties as needed. Performs telephone triage. Enters and updates computerized student records.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma/GED required; Additional college coursework preferred.
  • One (1) or more years of experience in a clinical environment.
  • Must be able to provide proof of training/certification. Candidates should have received training from an accredited Medical Assistant School or Program which included basic clinical and administrative skills. Knowledge of and experience with electronic medical records (EMRs). MA certification is not required, but preferred.
  • Must be CPR Certified and have ability to maintain annually
  • Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance
  • Must have valid driver's license, motor vehicle liability insurance and personal injury insurance; or have a self-reliant source of transportation to conduct business on a daily basis
  • Must have ability to adhere to professional and ethical guidelines, including relevant legislation related to access and security of confidential patient health records (e.g., OSHA, HIPAA, FERPA, and ADA legislation/guidelines), and ensures departmental compliance with university policies and procedures;
  • Ability to chart reliably and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to deal with public in all scenarios and difficult situations with diplomacy and courtesy.
  • Ability to maintain professional continuing medical education requirements and participate in professional health organizations.
  • Ability to be culturally sensitive and compassionate in dealing with all students served at the Student Health Center.
  • Excellent and efficient communication skills, orally and in writing, with internal and external audiences.
  • Bilingual Preferred (English/Spanish with the ability to understand and to make one's self understood to Spanish speaking individuals).
  • Must have the ability to demonstrate intermediate skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Teams). Uses various software applications and online platforms including zoom.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Medical office environment involving contact and interaction with student patients, physicians, and other staff. Conditions common to a clinic environment include but are not limited to communicable disease, blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and toxic substances.
  • Working conditions are in an office environment and university campus setting. Must be able to move across the university campus to conduct day to day business.
  • While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently communicates with others using approved technological resources; must be able to exchange accurate information through designated systems within a timely manner.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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