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Job Summary

The Livonia Specialty Clinic is looking for a Medical Assistant to join our team!  This position will provide clinical assistance by taking vital signs, drawing blood, preparing specimens, assisting with procedures and assisting patients. There is also some general office support services that will be needed within the clinic. Our medical assistants also clean and process clinical instruments and scopes.  This Medical Assistant may provide support to both the Otolaryngology Department and Urology Department.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 26,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings.
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 75% Tuition Reimbursement

Responsibilities*

Essential:

  • Intake: Efficiently and effectively prepares and organizes clinic exam and procedure rooms with appropriate equipment and supplies.  Obtains and records accurate/pertinent intake information that includes preparing medical information and reports for the appointment.  Efficiently preparing the patient either based on complaint or predetermined protocol assisting the patient when appropriate.
  • Direct Patient Care: Assists the provider during the patient visit with routine procedures, collection and /or process of specimens for either on-site testing or preparing for pick-up.  Able to confidently share test preparation with the patient/family.  To continuously track the clinic patient flow and identifying holdups and notifying patients if the schedule runs behind.  Prepares and assures patients are given appropriate and prepared paperwork (encounter forms, test requisitions, school or work forms, etc).
  • Medication Administration: Prepares and administers all appropriate medications using the 5 rights and by written physician order. Two patient identifiers are verified before administration of any medication. All medications are documented correctly in the patient's chart. Appropriate patient information sheets are provided to the patient/caregiver. 
  • Clinical Support Processes: Provides accurate and efficient clinical support processes that include prescription refills, test results reporting, pharmacy insurance authorization, and /or other requests. May facilitate the appointment process with clerical staff (overbooks, or directly schedule).  Also perform other assignments such as opening processes (QC testing) supply inventory and patient calls. Able to collaborate with nursing and physician staff to ensure optimal patient care. 
  • Education and Training: Maintains current competencies and mandatory training. Attends mandatory clinic and hospital training programs.  Actively participates in clinic and/or staff meetings.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Relates work and job purpose to Michigan Medicine's mission and commitment to putting patients and families first.
  • Interacts effectively and builds respectful relationships within and between units and among individuals. 
  • Communicates effectively in ways that enhance productivity and build respectful relationships.  Demonstrates active listening, written, verbal, and information technology skills.  Shares relevant information.
  • Seeks constructive approaches to resolving workplace issues.
  • Adheres to high standards of personal and professional conduct. 
  • Responds positively to change, showing willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work. 
  • Fosters mutual respect and supports Michigan Medicine's commitment to diversity.  Promotes community building and diversity initiatives that help employees learn and respect each others’ differences.
  • Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, faculty, and staff by following established procedures and protocols as appropriate by job function.
  • Adopts practices to improve work processes, enhance customer satisfaction and ensure excellence in daily work. 
  • Accomplishes work in ways that maximize productivity and available resources while minimizing waste. 
  • Good attendance.

Related Duties

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision is received from Health Center Manager, Nurse Manager and/or Medical Director.

Physical Requirements

This position requires moderate standing/walking, as well as lifting, positioning, pushing and/or transferring of patients.

Required Qualifications*

 

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Graduation from a Medical Assistant program or an equivalent combination of education and 0-1 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
  • Moderate standing/walking, as well as, lifting, positioning, pushing and/or transferring patients.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team setting.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Demonstrates active listening, written, verbal and information technology skills.

 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certification as a Medical Assistant.
  • Experience working within a large, complex health care setting. 
  • Familiarity with UMHS electronic medical record systems.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.