Medical Assistant

Reed College | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 10/06/2021

Reed College seeks a compassionate and resourceful person to be our next Medical Assistant. The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) provides direct and indirect student-centered care and services to the students attending Reed. This position provides the clinical expertise to ensure that all students receive high quality, inclusive, and safe care. The CMA retains the interests of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, etc., at the very core of their work with students and other staff. This position reports to the Medical Services Director.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. The pay for this position is $20.40 per hour.

Who You Are

  • You enjoy working with college aged students and adolescents and retain interest in gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities and other identities at the very core of your work with students.
  • You are able to interact effectively and compassionately with staff and students of diverse backgrounds.
  • You are self-aware, in terms of understanding your own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power, and privilege and seek continued growth in these areas.
  • You show initiative and have a strong work ethic.
  • You value and demonstrate teamwork
  • You actively participate in self-evaluation by utilizing guidance and constructive feedback in a professional manner.
  • You are effective in situations where circumstances and priorities frequently change.
  • Others would describe you as flexible, adaptable and versatile.
  • You have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • You collaborate with many individuals (including parents, families, spouses, partners, significant others, other members of the campus community, and other health care providers) in providing patient care and advocacy, education and continuity of care that is in compliance with HIPAA and FERPA.
  • You display a high level of integrity
  • You seek knowledge and skills appropriate to college health care systems and integrate new information and methodologies.
  • You have three years’ experience as a Medical Assistant. Graduated from an accredited Medical Assistant training program with current CMA Certification (AAMA, CCMA)
  • Current BLS Certification.

What You’ll Do

  • Coordinating back office work of the clinic to assist and support providers with tasks and time management.
  • Exam room set-up, including cleaning and stocking supplies in between visits
  • Perform student rooming (ie; vitals, medication and allergy verification) per health center protocol.
  • Update the student medical record as needed and documents per health center protocol.
  • Prepare students for examinations and performs/reviews routine screening tests such as PHQ 2/9, administer vaccinations and medication and other screenings as directed by the Medical Provider.
  • Perform safe phlebotomy, collect and process specimens per health center protocol.
  • Perform administration of basic in office procedures: ECG, ear lavage, and other minor procedures required by a Medical Provider.
  • Greet students, ensuring required paperwork has been completed.
Listing Type
Education | Healthcare | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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