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Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

For more information about UPMC’s response to COVID-19, please visit UPMC.com/coronavirus.

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Medical Assistant Trainee

  • Job ID: 2200024X
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 50005 UPP00 HR
  • Location: , Pittsburgh PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

The Medical Assistant Trainee position allows you to learn about being an MA! You will work side-by-side with Medical Assistants and learn details of this exciting position.  We have various training sites available: WAM Monroeville, PIH Murrysville, RFT Aspinwall, Internal Medicine Association of Cranberry, Solano and Kokales in Oakland, OBGYN Associates at Magee Hospital, OBGYN Associates in Fox Chapel, Gastroenterology at Mercy Hospital, Renal/Nephrology at the University Center Clinic in Oakland, Geriatrics Senior Care at UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy ENT,  UPMC Downtown, Heath Center Associates, Latterman Family Health Center in McKeesport, St Margaret New Kensington Family Health Center, Lindenbaum, Perryman and Associates, Gateway Medical in Carnegie, and UPMC Primary Care in Greentree.


Responsibilities:

  • After successful completion of the Medical Assistant training program, will be placed in a Medical Assistant I position. While completing the Medical Assistant training program, performs various tasks and responsibilities under supervision including the following:
  • Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance, Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and other state and federal regulations.
  • Obtain lab and x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Complete forms and requisitions as needed. Schedule appointments. Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics. Prepare and manage charts to ensure information is completed and filed appropriately. Performs other front office responsibilities as required.
  • Prepare patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol. Clean exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Clean according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records. Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • Check schedules and organize patient flow. Accompany patients to exam/procedure room. Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc. Collect patient information and history, take vitals, and perform screenings per provider guidelines. Relay instructions to patients and families.
  • Answer calls and provide pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Perform phlebotomy, EKG's, and level one labs. Perform clinic procedures according to policy and procedure. Assist physicians with procedures. Document patient information into the medical record.
  • Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e., OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health). Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data. Comply with all UPMC Health System policies and procedures.
  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.*Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current enrollment in an MA Training Program preferred


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.  

UPMC has a Center for Engagement and Inclusion that is charged with executing leading-edge and next-generation diversity strategies to advance the organization’s diversity management capability and its national presence as a diversity leader. This includes having Employee Resource Groups, such as PRIDE Health or UPMC ENABLED (Empowering Abilities and Leveraging Differences) Network, which support the implementation of our diversity strategy.

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the Medical Assistant Career Ladder, based on their individual experience and education.

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