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Job Summary

The Medical Assistant Specialist will work in collaboration with the pre kidney transplant team, triage, clerical staff, and medical staff to increase effectiveness in the recipient referral and evaluation process.


  • Act as a liaison between RN and clerical team in the triage office
  • Assist in reviewing patient referral intake questionnaire and assist with conducting appropriate pre-evaluation interviews to obtain additional medical histories
  • Scheduling and coordinating diagnostic and lab testing for referral patients coming in for evaluation clinic.
  • Request appropriate patient records for transplant evaluation committee, review obtained records for patient history information, update the Organ Transplant Information System (OTIS) accordingly.
  • Communicate effectively with triage team, physicians, call center and other disciplines.
  • May provide leadership and guiding support to triage clerical staff during the recipient referral and evaluation process.
  • Prepare clinic prep for all Taubman and outreach clinics.
  • Coordinate special needs classes, sign language and foreign language.
  • May work closely with RN, Pre Kidney Transplant Manager, Outreach manager, Dialysis Centers and Social Work.

 Other related duties:

  • Attend Transplant Expo’s and Explore Transplant events when deemed appropriate

Supervision Received

  • General supervision is received from Medical Assistant Supervisor, Transplant Center Nurse Manager.

Required Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated competence in a medical assistant role for a minimum of 3 years is necessary.
  • Transplant Experience of at least one year is required.
  • Demonstrated progressive roles in leadership in current department.
  • Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant education program or equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Solid attendence record.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Additional formal education in a health care field is desired.
  • Certification as a Medical Assistant is desired.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.