Medical Assistant 1, Per Diem - Occupational Health (8992C) 53763
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4217754
Medical Assistant 1, Per Diem - Occupational Health (8992C) 53763
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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University Health Services (UHS) serves the campus by providing comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited primary medical care, counseling and psychological services and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. The UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. Departments serving students include general medical, specialty and urgent care clinics, counseling and psychological services, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology and health promotion. In addition, the UHS administers a major medical insurance plan, the Student Health Insurance Plan. UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff are eligible for services for work related injuries and pre-hire screenings in the Occupational Health Clinic, and Urgent Care.
Under the direction and the supervision of the Occupational Health Nurse Manager, the Clinic/Medical Assistant 1 Per Diem supports clinicians and health care team members in providing for the needs of our patients and rendering the best possible care. Performance reflects a sound knowledge base pertinent to skill level in assigned clerical and administrative support duties, data collection, all aspects of patient care management, and completing assessments. Provides care for the comfort and well being of patients. May be assigned to various units in UHS.
Clinic Reception 1. Greets patients, verifies eligibility, accurately completes registration of patients using correct forms. 2. Answers telephone and refers to appropriate personnel as required to meet patient needs: Takes clear and accurate messages. 3. Schedules/reschedules patient appointments, using a computerized appointment system to maximize clinic efficiency. 4. Prints and scans necessary forms for patient visits. 5. Demonstrates priority setting ability and organizational skills. 6. Assists in maintaining smooth clinic operations and optimal patient flow: demonstrates initiative in carrying out duties. 7. Directs or escorts patients as necessary. Assures that patients leaving the area have appropriate instructions, forms and referral information.
Intake and Patient Care 1. Access EHR and documents appropriate chief complaint and all patient interactions according to established guidelines. 2. Takes temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, weight as indicated per unit Guidelines including (pulse oximetry and peak flow as indicated). and rooms patient as per unit guidelines. Documents findings and reports abnormal findings to RN. 3. Assists clinicians with examinations and procedures, using sterile techniques if indicated. 4. Instructs patient in specimen collection and performs specific testing (if training and competency have been validated) as defined by assigned unit, i.e., check visual acuity using Snellen chart, performs spirometry and urine dipstick, etc. 5. Assists with wound care according to standards of unit. 6. Fits, applies ace wraps, slings, crutches and instructs patient in use of same. 7. Applies splints and instructs patient in use of same if certified to do so. 8. Removal of uncomplicated/basic splints & casts if training and competency have been validated. 9. Reports, intervenes appropriately and documents unsafe conditions and/or adverse patient conditions. Completes incident reports as per UHS protocol. 10. Respects and guards confidentiality of patients and other staff members. 11. Demonstrates courteous and service-oriented behavior at all times when interacting with patients, families, and UHS staff.
Clinic Maintenance: 1. Demonstrates ability to use equipment correctly and safely. 2. Informs purchasing department of stock needed as per guidelines. 3. Unpacks and shelves goods received. 4. Cleans rooms in assigned area as per protocol. 5. Adhere to UHS Infection Control Guidelines. 6. Other duties as assigned.
Graduation from high school [or GED] and minimum of one year of appropriate experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Current Medical Assistant Certification
Skills, knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position including:
Knowledge and experience using computer skills, medical terminology and experience with basic medical charting; knowledge of electronic medical records.
Well-developed people skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure; demonstrated sensitivity to ethnic, culture and lifestyle diversity.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own practice.
Respects rights of others. Establishes effective working relationships with other members of the health care team, patients and families.
Demonstrates flexibility; accepts assignment willingly or discusses concerns with Clinic Manager.
Coordinates and collaborates with other members of the team to meet unit/UHS goals.
Demonstrates punctuality to work and required meetings. Maintains attendance and follows call-in policy as per UHS guidelines.
Excellent customer service skills.
Minimum of 6-12 months experience as a Medical Assistant
Salary & Benefits
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The per diem hourly rate for this position is $30.07.
Per diem positions are not eligible for the UC benefits plan.
Availability: The Occupational Health Clinic is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. We are closed on the weekends, and major holidays. The per diem MA 1 must be available weekdays, at least 2 shifts each week. There are no weekend hours available.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance, background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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