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Medical Assistant / Patient Care Coordinator (Pediatrics - La Quinta, CA)

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
28252372 Full Time Variable-see position summary $46,688 - $58,088

Position Information

This position performs medical, technical, and administrative support services to contribute to the efficient day-to-day operations, providing a positive patient experience. Clinical duties may include escorting patients to exam rooms, taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, assist in procedures, and other duties as directed by physician. Provides administrative support to the providers and interacts with patients by scheduling patient appointments in tandem with the provider availability, interacts with patients in person and on the phone, answers clinic phone, greets patient at check-in, collects patient information, updates/maintains electronic records, insurance verification, handles visit payments, ensures the clinic has needed inventory for operation, and performs clerical tasks. Secure authorizations for incoming and outgoing referrals.

This position will be primarily assigned to the La Quinta, CA clinic; but on occasion may float to various UCR Health clinic locations in an emergent / crisis situation.

The clinic staff work staggered shifts between the hours of 0745 and 1800; staff rotate schedules on a regular basis.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment. **


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Medical Assistant Diploma. Required


Certification Requirement
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Required
Current Medical Assistant Certification. Preferred


Condition Requirement
In lieu of a MA diploma may have a Certificate of Competency with written evidence to validate training and competency as a medical assistant (i.e., certification of completion of a medical assistant training program, or a letter from supervising physician). Required


Experience Requirement
Experience working in an environment performing tasks related to front and back office duties related to this position. Preferred
Experience using standard exam room medical equipment and computers. Preferred
Experience working in a pediatrics, primary care, or multi-specialty clinic. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Flexibility to work at various clinic sites in the inland empire and different work shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Travel will be required between clinical sites, administrative offices, campus, and other settings. Required
Overtime Required
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required
To administer injections or provide venipuncture, must have written evidence of validation for training and competence in medication administration by injecting and skin testing. Required

Minimum Requirements

Ability to work well in a constantly changing environment.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Must possess the skill, knowledge, and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties.
Understanding of medical terminology.
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job.
Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with patients of varying ages and multicultural backgrounds.
Familiarity with universal precautions, handling of bio-hazardous waste, specimen identification and transport.
Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload.

Preferred Qualifications


Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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