The Talent Acquisition department hires qualified candidates to fill positions which contribute to the overall strategic success of
Howard University. Hiring staff “for fit” makes significant contributions to Howard University’s overall mission.
We value our
talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open
positions. If you think the open position you see is right for you, we encourage you to apply!
Howard University (“the University”)
is committed to selection and hiring procedures that are fair, consistent, and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. To
this end, the University supports a carefully planned and articulated hiring policy to be followed by all University entities, including
sponsored research of Howard University Hospital.
Persons interested in applying for positions must do so by the closing date on the
Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital
status, religion, or disability. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX
should be directed to the Chief Human Resources Officer at (202) 806-1280.
Under the supervision of
the Practice Office Manager/Supervisor, the Medical Assistant assists the Physicians in the care and treatment of patients and is
responsible for the maintenance of examination rooms, medical/surgical supplies and equipment.
Involves no responsibility or authority for the direction of others.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
include a variety of third party payers, medical organizations, patients and other healthcare personnel.
Prepares patients for medical appointments including obtaining and recording patients’ vital signs.
Prepares instruments and equipment for use in examinations and/or medical/surgical procedures.
Assists Physicians with
examinations and medical procedures.
Clean and dress wounds, remove sutures as requested by a Physician.
Observes patients and
reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
Collect samples, taken by physician for testing,
and deliver them to the laboratory.
Performs EKGs, PPD testing, and others.
Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes materials,
instruments, equipment, rooms and supplies.
Inventories and requisitions supplies.
Reviews patient charts for instructions
regarding prescriptions, tests, follow-up appointments and/or patient testing procedures. Scans documentation as needed.
patients for follow-up testing procedures.
Obtains pre-certifications/authorizations for surgical procedures, admissions, etc.
Assist in locating and filing records.
Retrieves lab reports, dictations, x-rays and correspondence. Files and maintains orderly
Provides patient education and instruction as directed by the Physician. Makes decisions and judgments on phone calls,
answering questions and advising patients with Physician guidelines. Instructs patient in preparation for procedures and in-home care, using
instruction sheets when applicable.
Answers telephone, takes messages, and gives routine information in accordance with established
Maintains knowledge of and complies with established policies and procedures.
Maintains work area in a neat and
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of examination,
diagnostic and treatment room procedures.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
Knowledgeable in the use of CPT and ICD-9 code
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe work environment.
Demonstrated skill in
oral and written communications as well as ability to speak clearly.
Skill in assisting in a variety of treatments and medications as
Skill in taking vital signs.
Skill in maintaining records and recording test results.
Skill in establishing
and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
Ability to be detailed oriented, follow
established priorities or procedures, and deliver quality customer service.
Ability to use good judgment, make sound decisions and
behave with tact, decorum and diplomacy.
Ability to maintain quality control standards.
Ability to react calmly and
effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to read, understand and respond to oral and written instructions.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) degree, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) degree, Associate’s degree in Medical
Technology, or hospital or equivalent combination of education and experience.
If you like wild growth and working with happy,
enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!