Medical Assistant - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University Student Health Services is accepting applications for a certified medical assistant. The successful candidate will have 5+ years of experience as a certified medical assistant with outpatient experience, CPR certification and proficiency in medical terminology as well as meet pre-employment screening requirements.

This is a part-time position with the majority of hours being Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The certified medical assistant will function in a supportive role to facilitate the registered nurse staff and Student Health Services activities within the standard role of certified medical assistants.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities byU.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For byThe Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


Maintain phone coverage, greet visitors and students, take messages, relay information and answer questions within scope of knowledge and authority.  Have knowledge of Quinnipiac procedures and Student Health Services operations. 

Assist and instruct students in accessing the electronic health record system.  Schedule appointments. 

Obtain and record vital signs as directed by registered nurse. 

Utilize Quinnipiac’s electronic software platform system fully and effectively. Utilize electronic health records to enter, retrieve and maintain information.  Scan documents as required.

Maintain reception area, waiting room, observation rooms, and exam rooms. Change linens.

Assist registered nurse with patient and visitor observation for safety precautions.

Maintain student confidentiality of all records.  Working knowledge of HIPPA and FERPA.

Assist with the coordination of off-campus transportation for students requiring rides to the pharmacy, therapy or appointments with specialists.

Route phone calls, faxes and incoming electronic and paper mail for appropriate distribution and action.

Broad knowledge in medical terminology, blood borne pathogens, and universal precautions.

Retrieve and process counseling and health forms.

Perform additional medical assistant duties as assigned by the Directors of Student Health Services.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Certification as a medical assistant. High school diploma or GED. Broad knowledge in medical terminology (with certificate or equivalent experience), blood borne pathogens, and universal precautions. CPR certification.

5+ years as a certified medical assistant with outpatient facility experience. 


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position. Contact information for three references must be submitted on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2014-1561

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Affairs
  • Medical Assistant
  • Diversity
  • New Programs
  • spirit of community
  • Health Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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