Certified Medical Assistant – Student Health Care Center (CHFM) (530990)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Care Administration/Support
Department:35010800 - SH-NURSING STAFF

Classification Title:

Certified Medical Assistant

Job Description:

The Student Health Care Center at The University of Florida within the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM) is seeking a Medical Assistant for its ambulatory clinic. The incumbent will assist health care professionals in the examination and treatment of ambulatory patients such as preparation of patient and environment for treatment, knowledge of conducting basic laboratory and electrocardiogram tests, care of the patient post-treatments, functions. They will perform Point-of-Care testing as directed and will be responsible for general cleanliness of desks, counters, examination tables, equipment and for insuring appropriate cleaning, packaging (wrapping) and sterilization of surgical instruments.  The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) will assist the team RNs with patient care obtaining vital signs, visual screening, heights and weights, peak flow readings and other objective data as appropriate for incoming patients and will assists clinicians with special procedures and examinations.

General Clinical Duties:

  • Performs CMA duties under the direct supervision of the Team RN and responsibility of a Physician.
  • Standards Universal Precautions.
  • Defers all medical questions to the RNs and/or medical providers.
  • Check Daily Temperature logs.
  • Maintain and Daily inventory of routine supplies and special Items needed for the procedure room and assure update of sterile supplies.
  • Apply infection control guidelines in the clinic setting.
  • Application of age specific care to clinical practice.
  • Emergency equipment use clinic –specific emergency response plan.
  • Assist in exams.
  • Exam room preparation-stocking rooms.
  • Clean /sterilize equipment and exam rooms.
  • Basic patient instructions per provider approved handouts.
  • Telephone messaging.
  • Alerts Team RNs or providers of any abnormal findings.
  • Performs point of care tests as requested.
  • Assists providers with procedures (minor surgery/pelvic exams).
  • Assists RNs with observation of patients.
  • Serves as a chaperon.
  • Transports patients requiring assistance.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality following SHCC policy.
  • Responsible for obtaining and documenting in the EHR: vital signs (BP, P, R, T), at every pt. visit.
  • Weight & height initial visit; and/or visual acuity and peak flow (if indicated).

Medical Administration Duties:

  • Pend and call in prescriptions.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications diets, or physician’s instructions to patients.

Medication administration which may include the following (except IV):

  • Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Work through the Epic In-Basket
  • Non-vaccine IM & SC injections (No dose calculations allowed)
  • Immunizations
  • Oral medications-simple dose calculations allowed
  • TST (PPD)administration and reading of result
  • Eye Drops
  • Nebulizer Treatment


  • Sterile dressings
  • Sterile technique
  • Phlebotomy –routine, clinic specific
  • Remove sutures/staples
  • Specimen collection and processing
  • Ear irrigations

Other duties as assigned:

  • Routinely re-stocking exam rooms, cleaning exam rooms including desks, exam tables, and counters, and for keeping rooms neat throughout the day. Assists with ordering supplies and equipment and restocking reserves as needed.
  • Assists with the orientation and training clinical staff for the organization to include screening process, patient flow, instrument care and autoclave operations.
  • Performs EKG’s in the Radiology department during athlete’s physical exams PRN.
  • Expected to huddle daily with RN, Physician, and staff to anticipate and plan the Team’s needs; communicates with co-workers in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Rotates to other areas of the SHCC, provides Break Week/ Sundays coverage in WHCC, SHCC@ Shands, SMAC, and Infectious Care and performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Attends and participates in the staff monthly meeting.

 Typical Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00 am-5 pm; 40 hours per week or weekdays adjusted per FTE needs. Hours and days can vary according to the SHCC’s needs. Provides Sunday coverage as assigned at Main Campus during fall and spring semesters.


At Community Health and Family Medicine and its divisions, everyone belongs, grows, and thrives!

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Please note that this position is NOT eligible for remote work.

About Gainesville, Florida:

Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university and serves as one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for preserving historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. It is a hidden gem in North Central Florida within a few hours of major cities such as Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa. We are central to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. We have warm weather much of the year, allowing for outdoor activities almost year-round. Due to the diverse atmosphere generated by The University of Florida and UF Health Shands who are the leading employers in Gainesville, Gainesville is also a wonderful place to raise a family. For more information about Gainesville, FL please go to: The Guide to Greater Gainesville  Explore Gainesville in 60 seconds

Expected Salary:

The salary range is between $ 19.65 - $22.65 per hour, and is commensurate with skills and experience.


  • Health Insurance: UF participates in state and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners. Voluntary insurance options are also available, including vision, dental, long-term disability, and more.
  • Retirement Options: UF offers attractive retirement options, such as the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Leave: UF employees can access a generous paid leave plan, a sick leave pool, paid maternity/paternity leave, paid medical leave, and leave payouts.
  • See more information on benefits here: https://benefits.hr.ufl.edu/

As a state organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). See https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

Minimum Requirements:

Successful completion of the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam offered by an appropriate accredited institute. Appropriate institutes include the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), and the National Health Career Association (NHA)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Licensure and Certification: Certified Medical Assistant & Basic Life Support
  • A high school diploma and one year of appropriate experience.  Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may be substituted at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm with occasional Sunday coverage
  • Basic patient care knowledge
  • Basic computer skills
  • Sterile techniques skills
  • Working knowledge of services functions and policies and confidentiality procedures.
  • Basic math skills
  • CPR certification and application knowledge
  • Skills and knowledge of maintaining patient care equipment in operative order.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to interact with patients. 
  • Ability to take vital signs (e.g., TPR, Blood Pressure, visual acuity, peak flow meters, height and weight).
  • Ability to give equipment instructions to patients.
  • Ability to perform point-of-care lab tests and run quality controls.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship
  • In order for your application for this position to be considered complete, you must upload a resume, a cover letter, or a letter of interest.
  • Position consists of predominantly computer work, ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Able to transport himself/herself to various training activities and meetings.
  • If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 with your application for consideration.

Post offer requirements:

  • Health Clearance for patient and human blood contact
  • Criminal background check
  • Education and experience check

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply. 

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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