Clinical Medical Assistant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 13, 2021
Full Time
Clinical Medical Assistant

The George Mason University, Student Health Services Department invites applications for a Clinical Medical Assistant position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

George Mason University Student Health Services (SHS) is a not-for-profit/for-profit facility, owned and operated by George Mason University, which provides selected healthcare services. Our mission is to provide high quality health care, counseling, education and prevention services, in support of student learning while at George Mason University.

We strive to create a healthcare environment that is free from any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age. Our efforts and initiatives support University Life core values and Mason University policy #1201.

About the Position:

The Medical Assistant/ Medical Data Specialist is a multi-skilled health professional who works interdependently with other health care professionals to provide quality health care to the patient in a clinic setting. The Medical Assistant/ Medical Data Specialist is educated and trained to perform both administrative and clinical skills in the medical care environment. The Medical Assistant is directly responsible to the Executive Director or any other physician-appointed supervisor in the facility. This is a restricted position.


Clinic Skills

  • Measures and records vital signs;
  • Records patient intake, including allergies and current medications;
  • Prepares patient for exam and performs routine testing;
  • Performs EKG's;
  • Changes dressings, applies bandages and other first aid procedures;
  • Maintains supplies, equipment, stocking and sterilizing instruments;
  • Maintains a safe, efficient and orderly flow of patients through the clinic;
  • Performs accurate, legal and ethical documentation and follows HIPAA guidelines;
  • The Medical Assistant will support front desk as needed dependent upon staffing;
  • The Medical Assistant will comply with all SHS and University policies; and
  • Chaperones sensitive exams.

Administers Adult Immunizations

  • Accurately and safely administers immunizations under the approved direction of the Executive Director;
  • Accurate documents immunizations administered to the patient; and
  • Schedules immunization appointments, per SHS protocol.

Phlebotomy/ Laboratory Techniques and Safety Practices

  • Performs phlebotomy;
  • Performs basic laboratory CLIA waived tests;
  • Disposes of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards;
  • Practices OSHA safety standards;
  • Operates required laboratory equipment and instruments; records data; complies with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in the workplace; and
  • Processes specimens.

Member of the One of the SHS standing committees

  • Participates as an active contributing member of the one of the SHS committees (TBD at time of hire ).

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of adult ambulatory care practices;
  • Experience and knowledge of unique needs of a college student;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Phlebotomy skills;
  • Performs EKGs, Administers Nebulizer Treatment;
  • Knowledge of Adolescent and Adult Immunization requirements;
  • Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records;
  • Medical Assistant Certification or equivocal training and experience;
  • Healthcare Provider BLS certification;
  • Signed Executive Director approved skills list and standing orders document;
  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Diploma or certification from an accredited Medical Assisting program or equivocal training provided through Military service;
  • Some medical assistant or related experience in a hospital or health care setting in addition to clinical experience obtained while seeking a nursing degree; and
  • Some experience in a physician's office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of experience in a physician's office (preferably in adult medicine or college health).

For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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