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Medical Assistant

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Reed College seeks a compassionate and resourceful person to be our next Medical Assistant. The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) provides direct and indirect student-centered care and services to the students attending Reed College. This position provides the clinical expertise to ensure that all students receive high quality, inclusive, and safe care. The CMA retains the interests of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, etc., at the very core of their work with students and other staff. This position reports to the Medical Services Director.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. The pay for this position is $20.40 per hour. 

Who You Are

  • You enjoy working with college aged students and adolescents and retain interest in gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities and other identities at the very core of your work with students.
  • You are able to interact effectively and compassionately with staff and students of diverse backgrounds.
  • You are self-aware, in terms of understanding your own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power, and privilege and seek continued growth in these areas.
  • You show initiative and have a strong work ethic.
  • You value and demonstrate teamwork 
  • You actively participate in self-evaluation by utilizing guidance and constructive feedback in a professional manner.
  • You are effective in situations where circumstances and priorities frequently change.
  • Others would describe you as flexible, adaptable and versatile. 
  • You have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • You collaborate with many individuals (including parents, families, spouses, partners, significant others, other members of the campus community, and other health care providers) in providing patient care and advocacy, education and continuity of care that is in compliance with HIPAA and FERPA.
  • You display a high level of integrity
  • You seek knowledge and skills appropriate to college health care systems and integrate new information and methodologies.
  • You have three years’ experience as a Medical Assistant. Graduated from an accredited Medical Assistant training program with current CMA Certification (AAMA, CCMA) 
  • Current BLS Certification. 

What You’ll Do

  • Coordinating back office work of the clinic to assist and support providers with tasks and time management. 
  • Exam room set-up, including cleaning and stocking supplies in between visits
  • Perform student rooming (ie; vitals, medication and allergy verification).
  • Update the student medical record as needed and documents per health center protocol.
  • Prepare students for examinations and performs/reviews routine screening tests  such as PHQ 2/9, administer vaccinations and medication and other screenings as directed by the Medical Provider.
  • Perform safe phlebotomy, collect and process specimens.
  • Perform administration of basic in office procedures: ECG, ear lavage, and other minor procedures required by a Medical Provider.
  • Greet students, ensuring required paperwork has been completed. 

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume is required. You can submit this document in any format, but pdf works best. As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.