Medical Assistant

Connecticut, United States
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 19 October 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

University Job Title: Medical Assistant
Bargaining Unit: L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Part time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Labor Grade C
Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 55 Lock Street New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Clinical, University Health
Total # of hours to be worked: 22.5
Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard): Part-time, 22.50 hours, generally scheduled M-F, between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays/recess may also be required. Participates in extended hours rotation during the academic year.

Position Focus:

In 1971, Yale University began a unique and historic experiment in providing health services to its faculty, staff and students through a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on campus. Now, 47 years later, Yale Health has more than 37,000 members including students, staff, faculty and their families who come from every state in the country and almost every country in the world. Yale Health has been continuously accredited by the Joint Commission since 2005 and is the proud recipient of Connecticut's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Innovation.

Our state-of-the-art facility at 55 Lock Street, built in 2010 is where our members receive most of their care. it is a 144,000 square foot medical facility with over 90 exam rooms, a 24/7 Acute Care Department, a 17-bed inpatient facility, a diagnostic imaging suite and a full-service retail pharmacy. It houses our 150+ providers, including 111 primary and consulting physicians.

We are currently seeking an experienced medical assistant to join the Allergy & Immunization Team. The Medical Assistant will provide care to patients as part of a collaborative and supportive team. They will prepare patients for examinations, provide routing information related to medical treatments and procedures, measure and record vital signs, collect and label specimens, perform EKGs, CLIA-waived/POCT testing; assist clinical staff with procedures, treatments and exams, maintain exam rooms, monitor supplies, stock and equipment; retrieve, process and document activities related to lab and diagnostic test results and perform clerical functions which may include telephone reception. Position may float to other areas as necessary.

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Essential Duties

1. Maintains comfortable, orderly, safe, and clean environment. 2. Prepares patients for examinations. Provides routine information related to medical treatments and procedures. 3. Measures and records vital signs. Collects specimens. Prepares examining rooms. Selects and lays out medical supplies. 4. Maintains medical equipment. Records and reports patient information. Retrieves laboratory test results and patient files. 5. Escorts patients and visitors. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. 6. Performs clerical functions related to medical activities.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education and Experience: Two years of related work experience and a high school level education; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to perform in stressful situations. Excellent time management skills. Flexibility and willingness to move easily between tasks. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster positive, respectful relationships with co-workers and a diverse population.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated experience as a medical assistant in a busy ambulatory or inpatient healthcare facility. Proficiency in Point of Care Testing (POCT) including CLIA-waived testing. Ability to properly label and handle specimens.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Well-developed critical thinking skills and the ability to use sound independent judgment.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proficiency in the use of an EMR or clinical scheduling system.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Excellent attendance, punctuality and reliability, as attested by references.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Previous experience in a Pediatric setting; previous experience in an Allergy & Immunization setting; proficiency in Epic.

Required Licenses or Certifications: 

Certification by the American Association of Medical Assistants or American Registry of Medical Assistants (or ability to get certification/registration within 90 days of employment).

Weekend Hours Required? Occasional

Evening Hours Required? Yes
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: