Medical Assistant (MA) II - Specialty Clinics

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  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Full Time - Day Shift: Monday - Friday
  • Allied Health Care
  • Req #: 16917
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***$2,000 Sign-On Bonus!***

National Jewish Health is seeking an exceptional Medical Assistant (MA) to join our team in the Specialty Services Clinic, which is home to four specialties: General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology (IP) and Thoracic Surgery.

Medical Assistants in our clinic work closely with the nursing staff to support our patients throughout the procedural/surgical process. Additionally, Medical Assistants on our team work closely with providers to assist with minor procedures in the clinic such as biopsies and injections.  The selected candidate for this position will function as a champion of the patient. The Specialty Services Medical Assistant (MA) must be self-motivated and able to prioritize tasks appropriately in this dynamic clinic.

The ideal candidate for this position brings experience from an outpatient clinic, surgeon’s office, or procedure center. Daily responsibilities include managing flow of patients including screening, preparation for exam, and arranging for testing and admissions; coordination of care for the surgical/procedural patient; assisting with in-office procedures; obtaining outside records prior to consult visits; and addressing incoming and outgoing telephone calls including scheduling coordination and patient education.  

The Specialty Services team at National Jewish Health believes in providing high quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve. We are seeking a great addition to the team who feels excellent patient care is the most important thing we do!

This position can be filled with a Medical Assistant I or Medical Assistant II based on skills and years of experience.

Position Summary

Medical Assistant I:
The Medical Assistant I performs basic clinical activities in support of physicians and nursing staff. They deliver safe and appropriate patient care within the scope of practice and established policies and procedures under the direct clinical supervision of a licensed professional.

Medical Assistant II:
The Medical Assistant II promotes efficient, high-quality clinical practice by providing guidance through collaborating with the team to manage patient flow and communication.  To deliver safe and appropriate patient care within the scope of practice and established policies and procedures, under the direct clinical support and supervision of a licensed professional.

Essential Duties
Medical Assistant I:
  1. Assists with preparing patients for examination and may obtain patient medical history by accurately taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, height, and weight) and documents the results in appropriate systems and/or EMR.  May review medication list.  May perform spirometry and/or other pre-appointment testing and documents the results appropriately. 
  2. Reviews charts and prepares them for the following day as indicated. Stocks patient care areas with the necessary supplies.
  3. Performs clinical skills as guided by competency validation.
  4. Coordinates with other clinics to ensure quality patient experience.
Medical Assistant II:
  1. Assists with preparing patients for examination and may obtain patient medical history by accurately taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, height, and weight) and documents the results in appropriate systems and/or EMR.  May review medication list.  May perform spirometry and/or other pre-appointment testing and documents the results appropriately. 
  2. Performs clinical skills as guided by competency validation.
  3. Implements plan for each clinic ahead of time to identify and anticipate potential clinic flow problems; Monitors master schedule; Resolves unexpected patient flow issues.
  4. Coordinates telephone communication with patients, families, referring providers, and other members of the health team; utilize follow-up system to assure care follow up and coordination is accomplished; tasking by utilizing scripted callbacks relaying messages from the clinical licensed professional.
  5. Responsible for administrative function to support clinic: manual billing, error correction, data entry, photocopying, prior authorizations, answering unit/clinic phone, taking phone messages, faxing, and obtaining records.
  6. Provides and documents appropriate education to patients/families utilizing effective teaching skills, scripted teaches, and the National Jewish supportive materials as directed by a licensed clinical professional.
  7. Precepts and orients new team members to their function in clinic. 
  8. May perform a variety of routine blood drawing procedures to include venipuncture techniques using standard equipment – including vacutainer tubes, tourniquets, syringes, butterfly needles and straight needles.  Reporting of any adverse reactions to supervisor or nursing staff.

Other Duties
  • Medical Assistant I:
  1. None
  • Medical Assistant II:
  1. May collect and correctly label lab specimens utilizing the correct collection procedure from patients. May prepare specimens for analysis by centrifugation, separating specimens from red cells, and other techniques required for distribution of the sample to the appropriate area. May utilize point of care instruments, such as the ISTAT, Piccolo, glucometer, etc.
  2. May perform electrocardiograms (EKGs) or other diagnostic tests on patients as directed, processes and files patient charts, and monitors procedure activity under supervision.  
  3. May participate in quality assurance and improvement activities on an ongoing basis and may revise laboratory manuals and procedures in preparation for inspections.
  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health. 
  2. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  3. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  5. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  6. Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
  7. Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility


Core Values
  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well-groomed, appropriately for your role, and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal, and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Education: High school diploma/GED and successful graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant (MA) program or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program. 
  2. Special Training, Certification, or Licensure: CPR/BLS required.
  3. Work Experience
  • Medical Assistant I: None
  • Medical Assistant II: Minimum of six (6) months experience as a Medical Assistant at National Jewish Health or one (1) year recent experience from a health care organization or medical office as a Medical Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Salary Range: $19.75 - $26.50



At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan



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