Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a Medical Assistant to join its Health Services Center to serve a ten-month term of employment. RISD's Health Services provides high-quality, confidential healthcare services to students in an ambulatory care setting, including RN triage for first aid/emergent care, acute care visits, and referrals to specialists. Our qualified and knowledgeable providers give personal attention specific to all healthcare needs. We seek a culturally competent candidate who desires to work with colleagues who are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment.
Reporting to the Director of Health Services, the Medical Assistant performs a variety of clinical support duties in a college health setting. This position assesses medical needs and urgency, both in-person and telephonically, performs vital signs, and records clinical information in the electronic medical records. The Medical Assistant maintains safe, effective, and clean exam rooms and also collects and processes lab specimens, including phlebotomy. As well, this role processes insurance referrals and communicates clinical plans with students, as determined by providers.
Serve as central point of clinical contact in a campus medical office serving a diverse population of students.
Receive walk-in requests for clinical care and triage clinical phone calls, assessing student needs, and arranging for appropriate care depending on the type, urgency and severity of need.
Support clinicians by interviewing students, obtaining medical histories, obtaining vital signs, and maintaining accurate and up to date electronic health records.
Maintain safe, effective, and clean exam rooms by frequent touch-point surface cleaning, sterilizing and ensuring the availability of instruments as needed, and ordering/restocking medical supplies.
Collect and process lab specimens, including phlebotomy, throat cultures, wound cultures, and urine specimens.
Provide clinician chaperone for all sensitive/invasive clinical exams and/or when requested by students/patients.
Assist with minor office procedures under direct clinician supervision.
Process insurance referrals and connect students with appropriate community resources.
Relay clinical information by phone or email as directed by the provider. Call in prescriptions and connect with community partners regarding shared patient care.
Adhere to and maintain strictly enforced confidentiality policy.
Medical Assistant and CPR Certification required
Three to five years of experience as a medical assistant in an outpatient setting.
Phlebotomy certification (or equivalent training and experience) required.
Previous experience with electronic medical records systems required. Medicat strongly preferred.
Demonstrated computer experience and ability to use Word, Excel, and Google Suite.
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to exercise discretion.
Proven ability to work cooperatively with, have an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, international, disability, religious, and sexual orientation populations among RISD's students, faculty, and staff.
Monday - Friday
8 hours per day; 40 hours per week
Full-Time, 10-Month Term
Documents Needed to Apply:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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Internal Number: R-00548
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.