Medical Assistant / Patient Care Coordinator (La Quinta)
Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: August 14, 2019
MEDICAL ASSISTANT / PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR (LA QUINTA)
8AM - 5PM
$40,319 - $50,154
This position performs medical, technical, and administrative
support services to contribute to the efficient day-to-day
operations providing a positive patient experience. Clinical duties
may include escorting patients to exam rooms, taking and recording
vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for
examination, assist in procedures, and other duties as directed by
physician. Provides administrative support to the providers and
interacts with patients by scheduling patient appointments in
tandem with the provider availability, interacts with patients in
person and on the phone, answers clinic phone, greets patient at
check-in, collects patient information, updates/maintains
electronic records, insurance verification, handles visit payments,
ensures the clinic has needed inventory for operation, and performs
clerical tasks. Secure authorizations for incoming and outgoing
This position will be primarily assigned to the La Quinta location,
but may also be assigned to work at various UCR Health clinic
locations. This position may be required to work different shifts,
including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
1. Medical Assistant Diploma or Certificate of Competency. Must
have written evidence to validate training and competency as a
medical assistant (i.e., certification of completion of a medical
assistant training program, or a letter from supervising
physician). To administer injections or provide venipuncture, must
have written evidence of validation for training and competence in
medication administration by injecting and skin testing.
A minimum of two years (2) years of experience working in an
environment performing tasks related to front and back office
duties related to this position. At least one (1) of these years
should be in a medical clinic office or hospital setting where
insurance verification and patient financial responsibilities are
2. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
3. Understanding of medical terminology.
4. Familiarity with universal precautions, handling of
bio-hazardous waste, specimen identification and transport.
Experience using standard exam room medical equipment and
5. Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively
communicate with patients of varying ages and multicultural
backgrounds. Strong interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate customer
service skills appropriate to the job.
6. Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the
successful performance of assigned duties. Ability to maintain a
work pace appropriate to the workload. Ability to work well in a
constantly changing environment.
7. Flexibility to work at various clinic sites in the inland empire
and different work shifts, including evenings, weekends, and
holidays. Travel will be required between practice sites and
1. Current Medical Assistant Certification.
3. Work experience in a pediatric, women's health, and/or primary
care clinic setting.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located
on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern
California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the
vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living
laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing
communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the
arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and
staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse
research universities in the country boasting several key rankings
of which we are extremely proud.
* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The
Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of
World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151
institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy
precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500
* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for
achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and
* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the
nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated
UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student
success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named
top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California
campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities
in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and
staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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