University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Medical Assistant Cancer Institute Research 8:00a-4:30p

Medical Assistant Cancer Institute Research 8:00a-4:30p

Requisition ID 
Patient Care
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
ICE Cancer Administration
Posted Date 
Post End Date 

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The Medical Assistant, (MA), works under the direct supervision of the clinic physician by assisting in the examination and treatment of patients.  The MA will conduct patient interviews, measure vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and records information on patients' Electronic Medical Record (EMR).  The MA will also draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Also prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. The MA may also perform administrative tasks by registering and scheduling patients for appointments, procedures, etc. using the various registrations and scheduling systems.


**This position is Grant Funded for 2 years**


The MA collects/records patients’ medical history and acquires patient vital signs. The MA advises patients regarding treatment, medication, and specific physician instructions. The MA will collect lab samples and complete necessitated documentation for submission to lab.      


The MA will manage the patient appointment schedule by balancing medical needs with patients’ timetable. The MA will greet all patients/customers in professional and courteous manner upon arrival at clinic. MAs register and check-out patients, collect payments, issue receipts, and verify insurance coverage.


Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assist internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service.


This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible position responsibilities, tasks, and duties.  Other duties may be assigned to this position. 


Required: High School Diploma/GED plus successful completion of Medical Assistant Training from an Accredited Program. Excellent communication skills, strong work ethics and accountability, basic computer skills.


Preferred: Research experience, current BLS.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Occasionally
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Dust, Fumes/Gases/Odors