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Montana State University Medical Assistant & Sterile Processing Lead in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23436

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Katherine Altizer


Classification Title Medical Assistant - BZ

Working Title Medical Assistant & Sterile Processing Lead

Brief Position Overview

Medical Assistants provide excellent care as part of the Continuity Clinic provider team at UHP Medical Services. The Certified Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting with patient care management and clinical procedures as well as providing administrative support (phone calls, appointments, etc.) to other team members. In addition, this MA will serve as the lead surgical assistant and take primary responsibility for medical instrument sterilization.

Position Number 4N0310

Department UHP Medical Services

Division Division of Student Success

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0 (AY) and .5 (Summer)

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $21.05 per hour, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications.

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

This position reports to the Chief Medical Officer and may work with any physician within Student Health Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take and record vital signs

  • Prepare patients for exam

  • Assist health care providers with exams

  • Explain exam/treatment procedures to patients

  • Collect lab specimens

  • Instruct patients regarding medications, referrals, follow-up appointments

  • Administer medications and/or injections

  • Perform ECG and Spirometry tests

  • Make appointments

  • Obtain and manage medical records

  • Return phone calls when requested

  • Manage returned lab/x-ray reports including calls to patients with results with direction from a clinician

  • Work closely with clinical staff and business operations manager to maintain inventory of consumable supplies and reorder/replenish as needed

  • Prepare medical equipment and instruments for decontamination

  • Operate equipment to clean and sterilize surgical instruments, medical devices, and equipment

  • Inspect equipment for signs for wear or damage

  • Order, unpack, stock and inventory medical supplies for clinic

  • Respond to emergency supply requests during minor surgery

  • Maintain accurate records of when items undergo sterilization

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Completed an educational program for medical assistants

  • Certified Medical Assistant or a Registered Medical Assistant

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Two or more years of experience working as a medical assistant or related field

  • Experience working with college students or young adults

  • Demonstrated excellent skills in patient care support functions

  • Experience with medical instrument sterilization

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • The ability to relate to and establish rapport with a college student population.

  • Effectively coordinate and prioritize workload to meet time-sensitive deadlines.

  • Utilize a growth mindset when facing personal and professional development opportunities.

  • Have ability to positively respond to difficult situations with comprehensive and creative outcomes.

  • Consistently demonstrate professional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented office culture, assisting with special projects, events and departmental and/or Student Wellness area initiatives

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and abilities to build and maintain positive working relationships within the department, University, and community

  • Model professional and ethical behavior

  • Maintain knowledge of and implement current best practices for college health

  • Seek opportunities to enhance the overall operations of the Student Health Service with intentional interdepartmental collaboration and the development and implementation of integrated operations processes.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

  1. Exposure to blood-borne pathogens (Employees are provided with training and equipment that complies with OSHA requirements for a health care setting)

  2. Exposure to other pathogens of all kinds that is inherent to working in a health care setting

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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