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Colorado State University Medical Assistant in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Medical Assistant

Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523

Classification Title Health Care Tech I

Posting Number 202000194P

Position Type State Classified

Open Date 11/12/2020

Close Date 11/30/2020

Salary $17.14 per hour + FULL BENEFITS

Full/Part Time Part-time

State Classified Hourly Yes

Overtime Eligible

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University Colorado State University is a public research university founded in 1870 and located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The university is the state’s land-grant university, and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. As a land-grant institution, it is in the DNA of Colorado State University to promote education to anyone with the motivation and ability to earn a degree.

Our State is Colorado, but our Colorado State University Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. Fort Collins is a community that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. True to our land-grand beginnings, we’re focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Colorado State University employs over 7,000 full and part-time faculty, exempt and non-exempt professionals, and classified staff. The current enrollment is approximately 33,058 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The University has approximately 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Colorado State University, also known as CSU, offers more than 150 degrees in eight colleges. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master’s degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine.

CSU Health Network The CSU Health Network at Colorado State University provides a full range of cost effective mental health and primary care medical services on campus, referral for community specialty care, and comprehensive health education and prevention services programming. Services such as physical therapy, dentistry, and optometry are available. The CSU Health Network is active in creating a healthy campus environment to support learning and success. For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see http://www.health.colostate.edu.

Medical Services The Medical Clinic at the CSU Health Network provides acute and chronic care to CSU students by appointments and on a walk-in basis for urgent concerns. Primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners care for students, with emphasis on preventive care, education, and continuity. The medical staff are supported by a full range of laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychiatry, optometry, and nutrition services on site, and integrated care with counseling staff enhances the treatment of students with behavioral health concerns. Minor procedures are performed in the clinic. The Medical Clinic is open between the hours of 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday and Wednesday -Friday and 9:00 am-5:00 pm on Tuesday, providing attractive work schedules for staff.

Position Summary

This Medical Assistant assists and works under the supervision of the medical providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants, Licensed Social Workers, and nurses to aide in clinic flow, productivity, and continuity of care to patients in the CSU Health Network medical clinics. The Medical Assistant assists with the intake process (taking and documenting vital signs and assisting with completion of health records), assisting in the delivery of routine comfort measures (providing oral fluids, ice packs or bandages for minor injuries), nursing care (escorting or transporting patients to area of care, cleaning and bandaging abrasions or wounds) and observing, reporting, and documenting patient behavior during their visit at the health clinic. The Medical Assistant may perform venipuncture, point of care testing to facilitate diagnostic testing ordered by a medical provider, and other tasks delegated by nursing staff, such as establishing intravenous access.

This Medical Assistant works 40 hours per week during the academic year (approximately 33 weeks) and 32 hours per week during scheduled CSU breaks (approximately 13 weeks). This position may voluntarily work additional hours to cover employees who are absent or on leave and during other clinic events, as requested by the management. This is a part-time hourly position with no guaranteed hours.

The Medical Assistant will work in a primary area within the Clinic with the ability to flex in other areas if the approved training has been completed and competency has been established. The primary areas of the Medical Clinic are Acute Care, Primary Care, Psychiatry, Women’s and Gender Care, and Immunizations.

CSU offers full benefits which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement programs and more. The University’s Commitment to Campus benefits program offers a wide range of programs, discounts and special benefits available to eligible faculty and staff. For more detailed information about CSU benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/ and http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/fap-insplans-new.pdf.

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Certification

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Diploma from a Medical Assistant training program

  • Registered or Certified Medical Assistant (active or active by position start date)

Note to Applicants: A condition of employment for this position is a valid, current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate or the ability to obtain prior to the position start date.

Substitutions

N/A

Preferred Qualifications

Education

  • Registered Medical Assistant

Experience

  • Demonstrated experience working with electronic record systems

  • One year experience as a Medical Assistant

  • Experience working in the college health setting

  • Experience working in an outpatient care setting

  • Experience caring for college populations

  • Experience caring for diverse populations

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills

  • Outstanding problem solving and conflict management skills

  • Ability to work as a team player

  • Ability to analyze policies, programs, and initiatives to make recommendations for quality improvement

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Direct and Indirect Patient Care (daily)

Duty/Responsibility

This position works under the supervision of nursing or medical staff to provide direct patient care by:

  • Assists with transport when needed (providing a wheelchair) if the patient presents with a health need that limits ambulation (such as a leg injury or fatigue and weakness)

  • Obtains and documents the patient’s health information (vital signs, height, weight, health history, and reason for visit)

  • Assists with delivery and completion of various forms and paperwork

  • Assists with delivery of routine comfort measures for clinic patients including, but not limited to: provides oral fluids or administersover-the-counter analgesics such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen with guidance and supervision when ordered

  • Assists with treatment measures when the patient presents with an injury such as, but not limited to, applies a dressing or ice pack until a nurse or medical provider has seen the patient

  • Assists providers as needed to complete care (e.g. obtaining orthopedic supplies, assists with splint application) and assists nursing staff to provide first aid care and other procedures as appropriate for the patient’s presenting health complaint (such as ear irrigation for cerumen impaction or splinter removal)

  • Assists medical staff with the setup and completion of procedures such as laceration repair

  • Performs point of care testing in the clinic setting, reporting results to providers, and recording related documentation

  • Performs venipuncture and accurate collection of blood samples for ordered lab tests

  • Establishes intravenous access if delegated, under direction and supervision of nursing staff

  • Observes and reports patient behavior

  • Provides indirect patient care by documenting patient information and treatment in the electronic health record and reviewing and signs off patient’s electronic health record; assists in retrieval of other health records, takes patients to Referral Coordinator to obtain outside medical records (ER visits), escorts patients to various ancillary services

  • Provides support/assistance in reception, patient scheduling, immunizations and other departments as needed

  • Uses computer skills and knowledge work with information technology to provide accurate documentation in the patient’s electronic health record

  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives to enhance the quality of position processes and programs

  • Assists with administrative tasks, such as scheduling, information collecting, and medical records requests

  • Assists with prior authorization phone calls and medication refill requests

  • Performs other duties as requested by management, for which the position is qualified

Percentage Of Time 80%

Job Duty Category Environment (variable)

Duty/Responsibility

  • Assists in maintaining safe, clean, infection-controlled environment by performing equipment cleaning and sterilization procedures

  • Assists in maintaining availability of supplies in procedure and exam rooms as needed; duties can vary depending upon equipment usage by providers

  • Performs other duties as requested by management, for which the position is qualified

Percentage Of Time 10%

Job Duty Category Meetings (monthly/bi-monthly)

Duty/Responsibility

  • Attends routine nursing staff meetings to keep abreast of current clinic and nursing information

  • Attends additional departmental meetings and educational activities

  • Performs other duties as requested by management, for which the position is qualified

Percentage Of Time 10%

Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION

  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.

  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience. Please note: Part-time experience will be calculated to determine the full-time equivalent.

  • The Work Experience is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS

  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.

  • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.

RESUMES

  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.

**Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.

NOTES

  • Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.

  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s) and interview(s) which require candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.

  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from human.resources@colostate.edu, OR the Employment Consultant facilitating the search process. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.

  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at https://jobs.colostate.edu

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Colorado State University The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Colorado State University is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Human Resources – Employment Office, at hrservicecenter@mail.colostate.edu or call (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Please check the Help link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Special Requirements/Other - Valid, current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate or the ability to obtain prior to the position start date. For the protection of patients and staff, the CSU Health Network follows CDC guidelines for employee health. Vaccinations must be up-to-date acc

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * This state classified position is categorized part-time, hourly without guaranteed hours. The typical hours during the academic year are 40 hours per week and shift to 32 hours per week during scheduled breaks (fall, winter, spring, and summer). Additional hours may be requested during breaks to cover employee absences (vacation, sick, other leave) or during other clinic events, not to exceed 40 hours per week. Are you willing and able to work this schedule?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Are you up-to-date with your vaccinations? If the answer is no or unsure, are you willing and able to become current with vaccinations as a condition of employment?

  • Yes, my vaccinations are current.

  • No/Unsure, but I am willing and able to obtain up-to-date vaccinations.

  • No, I am not willing/able to obtain up-to-date vaccinations and understand that this removes my application from consideration.

  • * Do you have a current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate? If no, (and you are the determined top candidate) are you willing and able to obtain BLS certification prior to the position start date?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Please explain why you are interested in this position. How does your work experience align with the job responsibilities and preferred qualifications of this position, making you an ideal candidate?

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

  • Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)

  • License/Certification

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