Montana State University Medical Assistant & Sterile Processing Lead in Bozeman, Montana
Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23436
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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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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
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
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.
Exposure to blood-borne pathogens (Employees are provided with training and equipment that complies with OSHA requirements for a health care setting)
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)
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
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.
MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html