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Medical Assistant II

Posting ID 128035
Department Ophthalmology & Visual Science/Carver College of Medicine
Jobcode Medical Assistant II
Working Title Medical Assistant II

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a temporary Medical Assistant II (GC55; 40%) to, under the direct supervision of physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or registered nurse, perform technical, patient care and related clerical functions in an ambulatory setting by coordinating patient intake and clinic flow.

Duties to include:

Responsible for facilitating the smooth flow of patients through the clinic through interaction with patients, families and staff.

Assist in clinic with physical examination of patient and related treatments, including but not limited to: patient history, medication records, allergies and immunizations.

Manages internal and external medical records to ensure that accurate and complete data is available for patient appointments.

Administers routine oral, rectal or injectable medications not requiring a high level of skill or nursing judgment.  (These are medications that can only be administered by certified medical assistants or medical assistants who have completed a formal accredited training program.)

Performs routine laboratory tests such as urinalysis and blood work, does electrocardiograms and x-ray work as needed.

Identifies vaccination needs for specific patient populations.

Performs related clerical tasks including answering phones, scheduling appointments and providing information other departments.


Assists in obtaining insurance prior authorizations.


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time: 40%

Schedule: 2 days per week (Wed, Fri), 8:30 – 17:00

Location: UIHC, Iowa City

Rotations: N/A

Hourly Wage: $17.11/hr

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Certification or registration as a Medical Assistant or completion of a recognized one year Medical Assistant Program, or

Completion of a health care profession program with a curriculum incorporating elements of a Medical Assistant program including but not limited to: pathophysiology, medical terminology, basic pharmacology and medication administration including dose calculation and psychology.

Posting Note

This position is cross posted with the Clerk Typist III position. Only one position will be hired. 

Phone: 319-356-7218
Application Instructions Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload current CV, desirable cover letter and (3) references (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on date of closing.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Ad Start Date 06/02/2022
Ad End Date 12/31/2022

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