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Temporary Medical Assistant

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Temporary Medical Assistant
Position Number S136
Department Student Health Services
Regular/Temporary Temporary
Full-Time, Part-Time Full Time
Months per year 9
Benefits Eligible No
Physical Class More than twenty pounds

Job Duties

Job Purpose

The Medical Assistant performs triage and laboratory duties under the direction of physicians and nurse practitioners in the Claremont University Consortium Student Health Services. Hours may vary due to the needs of the Consortium or the Student Health and Counseling Services; punctuality and regular attendance are expected to ensure the successful operation of Student Health Services

Essential Functions

Clinical Responsibilities

Interview patients, measure vital signs, record information in patient charts and assist physicians and nurse practitioners with routine office visits to ensure smooth patient flow
Prepare examination room and treatment room for patient examination
Set up tray for minor surgical procedure and assist with procedures as directed
Perform routine laboratory tests (CLIA-waived) in-house and observe quality control measures in all procedures
Perform phlebotomy as required and process laboratory specimens for pick-up by outside laboratory
Administer injections under the direction of physicians and nurse practitioners
Operate EKG, nebulizer, ear lavage, spirometer, audiometer, and other equipment and maintain equipment per manufacturer’s guidelines
Clean and sterilizes instruments in autoclave and maintain autoclave per manufacturer’s guidelines

Administrative Responsibilities

Participate in Quality Assurance/Improvement programs for the Claremont University Consortium Student Health Services including quality assurance for the laboratory department
Attend weekly staff meetings


Required Education Summary

Successful completion of a certified Medical Assistant program
Current CPR certification

Preferred Education


Required Experience Summary

At least 2 years’ experience in laboratory and ambulatory care clinic

Preferred Experience Summary

Experience with adolescent and young adult/college aged patients
Electronic Health Records experience

Knowledge and Critical Skills

Required Knowledge and Critical Skills

Thorough knowledge of medical office procedures
Thorough knowledge of medical terminology and equipment
Thorough knowledge of laboratory procedures and OSHA guidelines
Ability to keep records
Ability to gain the interest, respect, and cooperation of patients
Ability to work cooperatively with staff, students, and others
Ability to analyze urgent and emergent situations accurately and to take prompt action
Ability to utilize electronic health records
Awareness of and sensitivity to racial, cultural, religious, gender, and sexual orientation diversity

Preferred Knowledge and Critical Skills
Work Schedule

The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the organization or business unit.

Eeo Statement

This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. Claremont University Consortium expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, Claremont University Consortium will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have at least 2 years experience in an ambulatory care or outpatient medical clinic?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Medical Assistant Certification?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents