Medical Assistant 1 (H) Job at University of Miami, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  • University of Miami
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Job Description

Current Employees: If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here ( to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet ( . $5,000 Sign-On Bonus UMMG - Ambulatory Clinics at UHealth Palm Beach Gardens has an exciting opportunity for a Medical Assistant (MA) position. The incumbent will perform multi-skilled tasks to assist the medical providers. The MA shall assist patients’ healthcare management and clinical procedures in a culturally competent manner utilizing evidence-based standards of quality, safety, and service. The MA provides hands-on care to patients while adhering to regulatory requirements, standards of care, and institutional policies and procedures, under the direct supervision and responsibility of a licensed physician. The physician in charge may delegate the tasks to oversee the MA to a Nurse or Designee in charge of the unit/clinic. The MA shall adhere to ethical and legal standards of professional practice, recognize, respond to emergencies, and demonstrate professionalism. The MA provides care within the philosophy, mission, vision and values, as well as within the policies and procedures of the Department of Nursing and the University of Miami. As a professional, monitors the quality of care provided and nurture a compassionate and healing environment. The MA works directly with the Nurse Manager/Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse and/or the Designee in charge of the Unit or Clinic to ensure a safe delivery of care that supports the UHealth mission. Prioritizes and integrates multiple requests and work expectations by performing tasks appropriately, in a timely manner safely and professionally. Communicates clearly and in a timely manner to patient and family, as well as the appropriate team members. Seeks assistance when needed. Contributes to team building by participating in unit/clinic programs and meetings. Commits to positive morale, using constructive and effective conflict resolution skills. Learns and utilizes available technology resources for communication, documentation, and locating pertinent information regarding clinical situations, diagnosis, and treatments. Attains educational knowledge and competencies that reflects current clinical practice skills. Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning and is responsible for his/her own professional development and maintenance of knowledge regarding the patient population and assignments. Ensures compliance with all State and Federal regulatory guidelines to include Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Meets diverse communication needs of patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Performs professionally within their clinical scope of practice skills utilizing State, Federal, and University of Miami’s standards, guidelines, relevant statues, rules, and regulations. Incorporates protocols and standards of care into daily practice. Accepts and provides focused constructive feedback and guidance with loving kindness in a manner that provides growth and maintains self-esteem. Abides by the standards for ethical behavior, therapeutic communication and protecting the privacy of patient information. Demonstrate knowledge of basic medical terminology. Assists providers with physical examinations by preparing treatment/exam room with proper supplies, instruments, and materials, as directed. Understands the importance of medical and surgical asepsis. Prepares patients for physician’s care with basic instruction and information regarding examination procedures. Performs routine laboratory tests. Perform vital signs, EKG, phlebotomy and document in patient’s medical record. Observes and reports patient’s signs or symptoms changes. Administers medication safely as directed by the physician. Assists in patient care activities such as walking. Escorts and transports patients to various hospital locations. Cleans and/or sterilizes medical instruments while observing principles of sterile technique. Schedules patients for tests and completes required forms for laboratory work. Provides patient with provider’s care instructions and information. Maintains accurate and complete patient records and documentation. Orders, stocks, and inventories supplies, and assists in performing clerical duties. Adheres to University and unit-level Policies & Procedures and safeguards University’s assets. *Note: Designee in charge of the unit shall assign specific functions and competencies pertinent to the unit. Physician in charge shall review and sign-off all Medical Assistant’s competencies and evaluations. Important Note: Medical Assistants (MA) working in Hospital-based units will not perform any type of medication administration. CORE QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduate from an approved Medical Assistant educational program recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). These are some examples, but not limited to: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs -(CAAHEP) Council on Occupational Education (COE) Accrediting Bureau of health Education Schools -(ABHES) American Medical Technologists (AMT) National Health-career Association (NHA) National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) Certification and Licensing: MA- Medical Assistant without a certification must: Provide proof of completion status from an approved Medical Assistant curriculum and internship education program recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) Medical Assistant, who have not obtained any of the approved certification, example, CMA, RMA, CCMA, NCMA, or NRCMA, must do so no more than 12 months from date of hire. Certifications: CMA- Certified Medical Assistant - American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)® RMA- Registered Medical Assistant - American Medical Technologists (AMT) CCMA- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant- National Healthcare Association (NHA) NCMA - National Certified Medical Assistant (NHA - NCCT) NRCMA - Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NAHP) Additional certification: American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers HIV & AIDS Certification: Florida HIV/AIDS Healthcare Professional Continue Education (CE) Certification Florida: HIV/AIDS Training for Healthcare Professionals 1HR Experience: No previous experience #LI-GD1 The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more. UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here ( for additional information. Job Status: Full time Employee Type: Staff Pay Grade: H4 The mission of the University of Miami is to transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service. A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System ("UHealth") have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation. The University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 350 majors and programs. Visit to learn more about our points of pride. The University ranks No. 55 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019. The University of Miami and UHealth have also ranked among the Forbes Best Employers and Best Employers for Women on several occasions, most recently in 2022. Transforming lives With more than 17,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe. The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

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