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University of Colorado Bilingual Medical Assistant I in Aurora, Colorado

Description

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing

Position Title: Health Care Tech I

Working Title: Bilingual Medical Assistant I

Position # - 3231, Requisition #19468

Position location: Sheridan Health Services - Southwest Denver

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers

  • The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The College of Nursing has openings for a full-time Bilingual Medical Assistant I within its federally qualified community health center, Sheridan Health Services (SHS), located in southwest Denver, CO (zip code: 80236).

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work:

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing, is seeking a Bilingual Medical Assistant I for a (1.0 FTE) benefits-eligible position at Sheridan Health Services (SHS), a Federally Qualified Health Center located in southwest Denver, CO (zip code: 80236). These positions will primarily provide quality care to patients at the Family Health Clinic site and may be asked to see patients at the Youth Health Clinic as well. Applicants should be educated and trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Medical Assistants (MAs).

Clinic Description:

Sheridan Health Services is a multi-site, nurse-managed federally qualified community health center, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Healthcare; and is a collaborative effort between the College of Nursing and the Sheridan School District. There are now 45 employees at two convenient locations to serve community health needs primarily for residents of Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson counties. A Youth Health Clinic is located in the Sheridan School District Administration building. The Family Health Clinic is located in southwest Denver on the Fort Logan campus and provides services to adults and children, 65% of whom identify at Latinx, and 42% of whom are best served in another language, with Spanish being the predominant second language. Services offered include primary care across the lifespan; prenatal and postpartum, gynecology, dentistry, pharmacy, behavioral health, and outpatient substance abuse treatment. Sheridan Health Services is a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), and as such we uphold a model of care that places the patient at the center, incorporating the values and beliefs of the patient in all decision-making. We extend the reach of the clinic through public health outreach where nursing students provide community outreach and health education. https://nursing.cuanschutz.edu/patient-care/sheridan-health-services

Supervision Received:

Direct supervision will be provided by the Nurse Case Manager.

Supervision Exercised:

No supervision is exercised

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Upholds strict compliance with University and professional policies/procedures

  • Follows CDC guidelines for reporting illness and temperature, wearing masks and washing hands and more during flu seasons and pandemics

  • Works with both Pediatric and Adult populations; flexes between Adult and Pediatric clinics as staffing warrants

  • Speaks Spanish and English on a daily basis, communicating clinical terminology to patients and colleagues.

  • Works until 8pm on designated extended hours shifts as needed

  • Greets patients and families and completes standard patient check-in procedures in person and using Tele-health tools

  • Measures and documents vital signs; notifies provider of abnormal values

  • Completes Medication Reconciliation in EHR

  • Records patient interview, history, and chief complaint in EHR

  • Prepares patients for examinations and performs standard screening tests

  • Assists providers with examinations and procedures as needed

  • Performs phlebotomy, and follows lab procedure for the proper collection and handling of other lab specimens

  • Performs basic wound care and first aid

  • Provides patient education with regard to office policies, lab results medications, diagnoses, treatment, plan of care, and follow-up phone calls

  • Prepares, administers and electronically documents medications within scope (i.e.Depo-Provera) with provider authorization

  • Administers immunizations, maintains immunizations records and completes annual immunization training within timeline set by supervisor

  • Assists with clerical and administrative duties proactively and as needed, including covering front desk/reception and answering overflow incoming calls.

  • Answers phone and schedules appointments, electronically faxes and uploads records, outside reports and orders

  • Maintains and reports inventory of patient supplies and equipment, requests orders for replacements through Compliance Officer

  • Assist MA team with inventory-taking, stocking and sterilizing instruments

  • Calls and electronically faxes prescriptions to the pharmacy for providers. Participates in Prior Authorization attainment, as trained and request

  • Maintains biannual CPR certification and uses CPR skills, when required

  • Maintains and disposes of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards

  • Practices OSHA safety standards

  • Performs accurate, legal and ethical documentation (electronic/hard-copy) at all times

  • Assists with reporting test results to state and federal agencies, as appropriate

  • Communicates with community partners as needed including public health agencies, specialty/outside provider offices, local hospitals and free-standing healthcare facilities

  • Performs additional miscellaneous job duties as assigned

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $35,652 to $37,500.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range ( or hiring range ) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical assistant, nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, and/or emergency medical technician school/program

Substitution: One year of medical assistant, nursing assistant, LPN or EMT experience may substitute for graduation from an accredited program in those fields.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to obtain current BLS/CPR certification by date of hire.

  • Must be willing and able to speak Spanish and English on a daily basis to communicate clinical terminology.

  • Must be willing and able to remain credentialed and ensure credentialing materials stay current.

  • Must be willing and able to work until 8pm on designated extended hours shifts as needed

  • Availability to work weekends on an infrequent, rotating, as-needed basis

  • Must be willing and able to work in normal patient care environment with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious diseases.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of experience as a medical assistant.

  • Experience working with low-income populations within a community health center environment

  • Prior EHR (electronic health record) experience, this includes student externship

Competencies:

  • Ability to take direction and utilize considerable degree of independent judgment and work priorities

  • Exemplary organizational skills and ability to prioritize

  • Unconditional ability to maintain patient confidentiality

  • Proficient in using various computer applications, EHR and other tools to communicate with staff and complete appropriate clinical documentation.

  • Knowledge of current medical procedures and understanding of basic medical terminology

  • Effective interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with patients, their families, and other members of the health care team

  • Understands and implements HIPAA and OSHA compliance

  • Basic knowledge of Colorado state immunization requirements

  • Ability to work with both Pediatric and Adult populations; able to flex between Adult and Pediatric clinics as staffing warrants

Job: Health Care

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Health Care

Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Mar 10, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name College of Nursing Human Resources

Posting Contact Email CON.HR@ucdenver.edu

Posting Number 00003231

Req ID: 19468

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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