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Job Req ID:  20578

Medical Assistant

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Serve as a Medical Assistant for research participants enrolled in a longitudinal study of HIV infection in homosexual and bi-sexual men. Take vital signs including: height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure per established protocol. With training provided by the study team, will also perform frailty measures (hand grip and walk), and other assessments as assigned by Clinic Coordinator. Will also complete study forms. Must be meticulous in documentation and in following established protocols for research examinations. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma/GED required. 

  • Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP) required. 
  • If not currently certified/registered, must become certified/registered within 90 days of date of hire. 
  • Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross required.  Must maintain MA and CPR certification/registration during duration of employment in this position.


Note: In order to be eligible for certification/registration, successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant training program or five or more years of primary medical care medical assistant experience is required.


Preferred Qualifications

Prior HIV research experience a plus


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Medical Assistant certification required.

Must be sensitive to the nature of the work and confidentiality of study participants. Must be able to perform routine clinical assessments. Must have good communication and organizational skills, and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Able to work in a diverse clinical environment.



Classified Title: Medical Assistant 
Working Title: Medical Assistant  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $12.31 -$16.93 / commensurate with experience
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Days and hours varies / 27 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001154-W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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