Montana State University Medical Assistant in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19130

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Robin Kuntzelman, (406) 994-3199,

Classification Title Medical Assistant - BZ

Working Title Medical Assistant

Brief Position Overview

The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting with patient care management and clinical procedures as well as providing administrative support (phone calls, appointments, etc.) related to a group of health care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants).

Position Number 4N0313

Department University Health Partners

Division Division of Student Success

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation MPEA

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $12.73 - $15.91 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions contact

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Following an integrated, collaborative model, University Health Partners (UHP) unites the components of the health and well-being for MSU students including prevention, health promotion, public health, medical services, dental services, and counseling & psychological services. The Medical Assistant will work with health care providers in the primary care area of UHP Medical Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform clinical duties under the direction of a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant including: a. Take and record vital signs b. Prepare patients for exam c. Assist health care providers with exams d. Explain exam/treatment procedures to patients e. Collect lab specimens f. Instruct patients regarding medications, referrals, follow-up appointments g. Administer medications h. Administer injections i. Perform ECG and Spirometry tests

  • Perform administrative support duties including: a. Make appointments b. Obtain and manage medical records c. Return phone calls when requested d. Manage returned lab/x-ray reports

  • Perform materials management duties including: a. Stocking offices and exam rooms b. Cleaning and sterilization of equipment c. Preparing exam room between patients

  • Perform customer service duties including: a. Listening and responding to patient needs b. Manage patient flow c. Assure privacy and confidentiality d. Assist other MAs/RNs to manage patient flow for the clinical group

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Completed an educational program for medical assistants

  • Passed a national certification exam to be either a 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

  • Demonstrated excellent skills in communicating with medical staff and patients

The Successful Candidate Will

  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers in a team-oriented environment

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

  • The ability to maintain excellent customer relations.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

  • Passed a national certification exam to be either a Certified Medical Assistant or a Registered Medical Assistant.

  • Current certification in basic life support (BLS) for health care providers.

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

  • 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 At the conclusion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on October 25, 2018; and continue until an adequate pool is 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.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

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: .