24 Aug
Medical Assistant, Per Diem - SOM Otolaryngology (HOSP AST 3 PD)

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Department Description

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery service offers a broad scope of outpatient and inpatient services for the diagnosis and surgical management of ear, nose and throat problems; head and neck surgery; and plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face. Specialty programs include Otology and Neurotology, Head and Neck Surgery, Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Endocrine (Thyroid and Parathyroid) Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Laryngology, General Otolaryngology, Sleep Surgery, Voice and Swallowing Disorders and Audiology.

Job Summary

Under supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, guided by policies and procedures of the Ambulatory Services, and in collaboration with the Clinical Nursing Staff, the Medical Assistant assists in the delivery of care to patients in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery in the ambulatory group practices.

Work includes a variety of personal care and clinical procedures including assuring positive care outcomes. S/he will perform assigned patient care and laboratory procedures in support of the specialty care services provided to patients within the practices. Required to learn and be able to assist in the Department of Otolarygnology, Head & Neck Surgery.

Required to adhere to the Telephone and House Standards as adopted by the Medical Center.

Required Qualifications

  • One year of experience as a Medical Assistant/Hospital Assistant in a medical practice

  • Current American Heart Association CPR Certification

  • Certification from an approved Medical Assistant program; or equivalent combination of training and experience

  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position

  • Experience working as a Medical Assistant in an ambulatory setting

  • Superior customer service and interpersonal skills

  • Previous experience using and documenting within an Electronic Medical Record

  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience using and documenting in APeX (or EPIC system)

  • Experience with insurance authorizations and interacting with retail pharmacies to refill medications

  • Bilingual or multi-lingual capability (Spanish, Cantonese, Russian)


  • Active American Heart Association CPR Certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

  • Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center's values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

  • Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

  • Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

  • Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

  • Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

  • Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

  • Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

  • Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

  • Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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