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Adjunct Medical Assistant - Kirkhof College of Nursing

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Work type: EAP - Less than 12-Month Adjunct AP (Administrative Professional)
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Kirkhof College of Nursing

Job Summary

The medical assistant (MA) works as part of a team that includes nurse practitioners (NP), registered nurses (RN), administrative support staff, physicians, ancillary health, and clinical students from a variety of healthcare disciplines.  The MA performs activities that support all aspects of patient flow under the direct delegation of the NP or RN such as checking vital signs, procedures such as dressing changes and injections, obtaining and documenting pertinent medical and social history.  Additionally the MA effectively communicates with other members of the health care team and performs clerical functions including scheduling, patient registration, and medical records processing. This is a part-time position working 10 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of accredited medical assistant training program
  • Current Medical Assistant Certification in the State of Michigan
  • Experience in medical office or similar setting
  • Experience with an electronic medical records system
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to comfortably interact with diverse populations, to practice empathy and caring attitude
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-orientated environment with a strong  customer-service orientation
  • Ability to provide communication using the telephone with patients, and the healthcare team
  • Ability to handle patient and organizational information in a confidential manner
  • Ability to demonstrate competency with an electronic medical record, Windows-based computer system, including a basic understanding of e-mail, internet and computer navigation, ability to use other software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) as required to perform essential functions of the job
  • Ability to hear speech, speak, utilize near-far vision and fine motor skills
  • Ability to perform continuously detailed tasks with frequent interruptions and work prioritization
  • Position requires frequent standing, walking and occasional bending, stooping, twisting, and lifting

Essential Functions

  • Comply with appropriate regulations including HIPAA, CLIA, and OSHA
  • Follow established clinical protocols as applicable
  • Appropriately document patient interactions
  • Perform telephone triage as directed
  • Perform daily patient flow functions with demonstrated ability to effectively multitask when managing patient flow responsibilities 
  • Critically think when presented with unfamiliar problems
  • Safely administer injections and perform venipuncture 
  • Attends staff meetings, trainings, and clinical community activities
  • Provides care consistent with a patient centered approach through specific actions such as identifying and addressing social determinants of health.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  Kirkhof College of Nursing

Campus: Grand Rapids

Application Deadline Date: February 26, 2019

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter, and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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