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Application Review Date The first review of applications will be on 07/25/2018. This is a continuous recruitment. Hiring will be made throughout the year dependent on business need.
Departmental Overview UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) at the Tang Center provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Services are provided Monday-Friday from 8:00AM to 8:00PM and on weekends during the academic school year (closed for weekends during summer). The Tang Center is closed on holidays. Learn more about UHS by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/employment.
Responsibilities Under the direction and the supervision of the Clinic Operations Supervisor, the Clinic/Medical Assistant 1 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.
I. 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 computerized appointment system to maximize clinic efficiency. 4. Demonstrates priority setting ability and organizational skills. 5. Assists in maintaining smooth clinic operations and optimal patient flow: demonstrates initiative in carrying out duties. 6. Directs or escorts patients as necessary. Assures that patients leaving the area have appropriate instructions, forms and referral information. 7. Trains and orients new personnel as directed by CA Supervisor. 8. Other duties as assigned.
II. Intake and Patient Care 1. Obtains chart and documents appropriate health history and all patient interactions according to established guidelines. 2. Takes temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, 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 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, splints, slings, crutches and instructs patient in use of same. 7. Reports, intervenes appropriately and documents unsafe conditions and/or adverse patient conditions. Completes incident reports as per UHS protocol.
III. Clinic Maintenance and Supplies 1. Demonstrates ability to use equipment correctly and safely. 2. Keeps inventory of supplies and restocks in assigned area, as needed, including patient education material. 3. Informs purchasing department of stock needed as per guidelines. 4. Unpacks and shelves goods received: must be able to lift supplies. 5. Cleans rooms in assigned area as per protocol. 6. Process contaminated articles, prepares packs for sterilization, and sterilizes equipment as needed and per infection control guidelines.
IV. Communication 1. Respects and guards confidentiality of patients and other staff members. 2. Demonstrates courteous and service-oriented behavior at all times when interacting with patients, families, and UHS staff. 3. Anticipates interpersonal conflict and intervenes to promote resolution of conflict; deals with conflict on a one-to-one basis. 4. Attends staff meetings and keeps abreast of current issues when not able to attend. Actively participates in discussion of problem identification and resolution. 5. Requests and acccepts constructive criticism.
V. Professional Standards 1. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own practice. 2. Respects rights of others. Establishes effective working relationships with other members of the health care team, patients and families. 3. Demonstrates flexibility; accepts assignment willingly or discusses concerns with Clinic Manager. 4. Shares knowledge in a constructive manner. 5. Coordinates and collaborates with other members of the team to meet unit/UHS goals. 6. Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by UHS. 7. Seeks to improve skills and knowledge and meet job related goals. 8. Demonstrates punctuality to work and required meetings. Maintains attendance and follows call-in policy as per UHS guidelines.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Graduation from high school [or GED] or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 6-12 months in a high volume medical setting that includes medical assisting and medical receptionist duties and appointment making.
Knowledge and experience using computer skills, medical terminology and experience with basic medical charting; knowledge of electronic medical records.
Ability to organize, coordinate and complete projects effectively and within deadlines.
Well-developed people skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure; demonstrated sensitivity to ethnic, culture and lifestyle diversity.
Excellent customer service skills.
Current Medical Assistant certification
Salary & Benefits $26.22 per hour. This position is not eligible for UC benefits plan.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification.
Conviction History Background 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.
Mandated Reporter 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.
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