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Medical Assistant - Temporary for Student Health Services

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034047
Department Code 00000000
Department Health Services
Job Title Medical Assistant - Temporary for Student Health Services
Location Health Services
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Immediate Need!

For 2 to 6 months, possible temp to perm opportunity.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Job Type Temporary
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Syracuse University Health Services is seeking a temporary Medical Assistant to support providers and nursing staff: Room patients, collect vital signs and information regarding patient health status, coordinate care (phone calls, appointment changes), document clinical interactions in patient chart (EMR), provide patient education materials, support the nurses with laboratory functions, and coordinate the referral process.


Successful completion of a certified Medical Office Assistant program, minimum of 1 year experience as a Medical Office Assistant. CPR certification required.

Job Specific Qualifications

Successful completion of a certified Medical Office Assistant program, phlebotomy experience required, experience with processing referrals preferred.


Support the nurses with laboratory functions: phlebotomy, handling of specimens (including use of centrifuge), CLIA-waived laboratory testing, Quality Controls, documentation of test results, specimen tracking with outside laboratory, scanning of faxed results into electronic health records, stocking of laboratory supplies.

Support Office Supervisor with Referrals: making referrals to specialists, obtaining prior authorization as required by insurance company and communicates appointment information to the student.

Stock medical supplies in exam rooms. Order and maintain clinic supplies. Cleaning of medical instruments. Autoclave instruments as needed and maintain the weekly, monthly maintenance, including spore strip testing. Maintaining linen order: lab coats and linens.

Assist Nurse Manager with special projects and duties as assigned, to include immunization and titer entry into ICM and scanning of student health records into electronic health record.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

For full consideration please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 10/20/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Temporary
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Applicant Documents

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