Medical Assistant - .75 FTE

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Student Health / Counseling
Division: University Health & Counseling Serv

Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver.

SAIE supports students in their holistic development through advocacy, collaboration, and education, and we strive to be full partners in students’ learning experience. SAIE values student centricity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration; adaptability; and accountability. The Division’s strategic priorities are:

  • Enrich the holistic student experience
  • Elevate & Embed diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Engage purposeful partnerships
  • Enhance staff development, learning & wellbeing
  • Enact sustainable practices & operations

SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education; Student Engagement; Fraternity and Sorority Life; Health and Counseling Center; Inclusion & Equity Education; Disability Services Program; The Cultural Center; Access & Transitions; Learning Effectiveness Program; Veterans and Military Resources; Student Outreach and Support; Student Rights & Responsibilities; Budget, Operations, and Division Resources; New Student Programs; Parent & Family Engagement; and Community and Driscoll Commons.

The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is a fully integrated, on-campus, accredited college health center that provides a wide range of medical and mental health services. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks a Medical Assistant who possesses cultural humility and a strong understanding of systems of oppression and can integrate those perspective into all their work. This position works in the Medical unit at the HCC.

The mission of the HCC is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. Most shifts are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional shifts from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals staff the HCC. All students enrolled for academic credit (full-time or part-time, undergraduate, or graduate) may use the HCC.

The work environment is a busy out-patient office setting, which features a fast pace, frequent interruptions, daily contact with the public, and requires self-motivation. The environment involves balancing a variety of priorities and responding quickly to emerging problems. Office and patient care environments include: exposure to blood, body fluids and hazardous waste other than blood and body fluids; occasional exposure to toxins, and poisonous substances; occasional exposure to hazardous materials such as chemicals and liquid nitrogen; occasional exposure to dust, loud, unpleasant noises and combative situations; frequent exposure to communicable disease including COVID-19
The University of Denver and the Health and Counseling Center are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service

Position Summary

The Medical Assistant (MA) position at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is a 0.75 FTE fully benefited position. This role is responsible for three to four 8 hour shifts per week (Monday-Friday). This role’s responsibilities include rooming patients, obtaining vital signs, phlebotomy, immunizations, CLIA waived laboratory testing, assisting providers with procedures/exams/treatments, and various other duties as assigned. Most shifts are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional shifts from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. This position offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, paid continuing medical education, and generous paid time off. An overview of benefits can be found at: 

The well-qualified candidate should have completed training and be certified as a medical assistant. They should have at least 1 year of clinical MA experience, and be able to establish empathic connections with DU students while adhering to established DU and HCC policies and protocols. They should be familiar with and passionate about the medical needs of college students. They should be comfortable incorporating the values of inclusive excellence and multicultural humility into their daily work. This position requires medical knowledge to perform duties under the direction of the providers. This position reports to the Associate Director of Medical Services, Medical Director, and Executive Director

Essential Functions

The following duties are customary for this position but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

Direct Clinical Service

  • Perform basic medical clinic tasks including rooming patients, obtaining and documentation of the patients presenting chief complaint, vital signs, weight, height, allergies, medications, and relevant tests in the electronic record
  • Collect blood and body fluid samples by approved methods (venipuncture, finger stick, etc.), prepare and track specimens for testing and/or transportation to affiliate laboratory
  • Performs CLIA waived in-office laboratory tests, ECGs, nebulizer treatments, spirometry, ear lavage and other clinical procedures as assigned by treating providers
  • Administer immunizations, injections, and oral medications according to level of experience/training and current HCC protocol
  • Assist providers with patient examination, procedures both sterile and non-sterile, and treatment anticipating providers clinical and therapeutic needs.
  • Give certain medications and injections under providers supervision/direction and per practice protocols.
  • Accurately document all information in the Electronic Health Record
  • Support clinic flow through active schedule management insuring patient/student concerns are triaged and scheduled appropriately
  • Respond and assist in emergency situations within the facility
  • Initiates protocols and standing orders appropriately


  • Perform supply inventory and ordering of necessary medical supplies
  • Assist in compliance with AAAHC accredited institution guidelines and practices including tracking, verifying, and ensuring compliance with various certifications (TB testing, influenza immunizations, medication storage temperature logs, ACLS crash cart readiness)
  • Maintain MA skill competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education activities. Share knowledge gained through continuing education with the staff
  • Assist with Quality Improvement programs at the HCC including developing, updating and implementing HCC policies and procedures
  • Perform duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service
  • Interact with patients, visitors, and Health Center staff in a courteous manner, and demonstrates a sincere initiative in meeting patient needs. Ensures confidentiality of patient and institutional material
  • Support and uphold clinic policies, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control procedures, and codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies
  • Incorporates the values of inclusive excellence and multicultural humility into daily work
  • Other duties as assigned to support the work of the HCC

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Broad perspective, maturity, discretion, confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with various students, parents, coworkers, and departments
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives
  • Positive attitude and ability to adapt to change with equanimity.
  • This position also requires extensive collaboration with a variety of people and offices on campus
  • Ability to: perform simple motor skills; simple manipulative skills such as writing and picking up a telephone; moderately difficult manipulative skills such as typing; see clearly at both near and far distances; lift 35 lbs and communicate both verbally and in writing

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Completion of a formal program or certification as a Medical Assistant
  • Completion of formal internship as a medical assistant in an outpatient clinical setting
  • Current CPR certification
  • Ability to operate a wide variety of medical equipment, as well as a personal computer, fax machine, and photocopier

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in a college health center
  • 1 year experience in an outpatient clinical setting

Working Environment

Standard office environment, unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high, noise level is quiet to moderate

Physical Activities

Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time, occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Schedule
Typically 8am - 5pm, up to 4 days during the academic year. Fewer days per week during the summer and in December. Up to 2 days per week from 10am - 7pm during the academic year.

Application Deadline
For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 30, 2024.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 5.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $19.50-$23.00

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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