The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Job Description Summary
Medical assistants under limited supervision are an integral part of the clinical staff in the Student Health Service. Responsible for greeting patients and accompanying them through the examination. Qualified candidates will support the clinical provider (physician, advanced practice nurse or physician assistant) in documenting histories, explaining and performing treatment procedures or tests and answering questions as appropriate. Medical assistants administer immunizations and laboratory tests including blood draws and taking other specimens from patients. Familiarity with electronic health records and appropriate documentation in required
Handle protected health information (PHI) according to HIPAA and other privacy and Student Health Service (SHS) guidelines. Document care and information within charts. Orient nursing students to operations within SHS.
Clinical duties - taking patient histories, take and record vitals accurately, document chief complaint and associated facts, administer appropriate tests including vision, height, weight as appropriate.
Provide low level disinfection in clinical areas, clean rooms after patient care, stock clinical areas with appropriate supplies and testing materials.
Provide support to providers and nursing staff as appropriate.
Perform laboratory tests including but not limited urine, hemoglobin, glucose finger sticks and collect other blood and serum samples to send to outside laboratory.
Perform and record routine tests such as blood pressure measurement, EKG, and basic wound care. Administer immunizations under limited supervision.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Completion of a certified medical assistant program required. Certification preferred. 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience with venipuncture, finger stick, laboratory procedures, EKG and other medical testing required. Excellent communication and patient care skills required. Comfortable making independent judgement and working with college and graduate students. Hours are varied and require nights and weekends.
- Degree, Field of study: Vocational or Technical School Completion.
- Required/preferred: Medical Assistant Certification Preferred.
Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect your and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
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