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Medical Assistant Apprentice - 42954

Washington University of St. Louis St Louis, MO
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Job Type/Schedule




This position is full-time and works 40 hours per week. Position hours are generally day shift but need to be aware that flexibility in start and end shift times may flex to cover both opening and closing clinics. If you have specific hour needs, please discuss that with our staff as most positions to require flexibility within the hours of 7am-6pm.

For example,a position of 8a-4:30pm may require opening the office at 7:30am a few days a month and twice a month until 6pm to close the office twice.

Department Name/Job Location




The department and location will be dependent on the qualified applicants preferences and current openings. Typically we place candidates in outpatient clinic locations in West County, Center for Advanced Medicine in the Central West End and the Center for Advanced Medicine in South County.

Essential Functions




**Would you like to find a quick way to take your 2+ years of healthcare experience, your strong clinical and educational knowledge to become a Certified Medical Assistant and work a permanent postion at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine? Have you graduated an MA program and never sat for a professional certification? Have you let your MA certification lapse?**

**If so...this may be the opportunity of a lifetime designed for you.**

This is a sourcing requisition created by Human Resources to attract experienced non-credentialed MAs or Patient Care Techs in the workforce who would like to become certified/Registered Medical Assistants. _The one year apprenticeship will provide the education, mentorship, and on the job training to qualify for the NHA Medical Assistant exam and the path toward a professional career. _

Apprentices are paid for 40 work hours/per week but will work 36 hours in the department and spend 4 hours a week in MA Training for the first 10 weeks of employment. At that time, hire will sit for NHAs Certified Medical Assistant exam, pass and promote to a Registered/Certified Medical Assistant in On-The-Job Training for the remainder of the one year commitment. At completiion of one year, the Apprentice earns their journeyman status through the US Department of Labor for their participation in our Registered MA Apprenticeship Training program.

While completion of the program does not end your employment with the Washington University clinical department hired, you are open to transfer to another department within Washington University with your Journeyman Status. Apprentice must complete the one year of Apprenticeship training to be recognized nationally as graduating from an MA Program and receive permanent NHA certification.

***Carefully read this posting for specific applicant instructions.***


***Please READ: In order to qualify, you must have at least 2 years of current or recent patient care experience, preferrably in a physician's office, clinic or hospital setting. Medical Assistants who have graduated from a tech program but have never sat for certification are attracted to this program. We welcome MAs who need a refresher prior to taking the national NHA exam. Employment is required to participate in Washington University's Registered Medical Assistant Apprenticeship.***_****_



We typically hire Medical Assistants to work the clinic back office where they room patients, document in electronic medical record, perform clinical skills associated with the specialty, perform blood draws, phone triage, schedule tests or order labwork, provide patients with follow-up instructions. We do have a few departments that strictly hire front office Medical Assistants and a couple of departments that primarily utilize their Medical Assistants phone triaging patient and office calls.

Required Qualifications




* High School diploma or GED
* 2 plus years experience in a hospital or clinic setting
* Strong typing and computer skills (testing will require 30 wpm)
* Medical Assistant Exam with score of 50% or greater
* Moderate Clinical Skills Assessment
* High regard for attention to detail
* Works well on a team and takes instruction well

***Please READ: In order to qualify, you must have at least 2 years of current or recent patient care experience, preferrably in a physician's office, clinic or hospital setting. Medical Assistants who have graduated from a tech program but have never sat for certification are attracted to this program. We welcome MAs who need a refresher prior to taking the national NHA exam. Employment is required to participate in Washington University's Registered Medical Assistant Apprenticeship.***


Salary Range




Medical Assistant Apprentice (Patient Care Associate Trainee) will earn $14.00/hour during the first 10 weeks of employment. After passing NHA certification exam, Patient Care Associate Trainee will be promoted to Certified Medical Assistant and earn a pre-determined hourly wage commensurate with experience. Both Apprenticeship starting wage of $14/hr and pre-determined hourly wage (post passing exam) will be noted in the offer letter.

Pre-Employment Screening




All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

* Qualified candidates with 2+ years of recent healthcare experience such as Patient Care Tech, or Medical Assistant (Uncertified) will be advanced to Human Resources for phone screen and additional onsite testing (typing, MA exam, skills testing, personality testing).
* Those who successfully pass our screening, will be presented to hiring managers for review.

Benefits




This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7

Applicant Special Instructions




**RESUME INSTRUCTIONS: ** Please let us know what location you desire (West County, Central West End, North County, South County) and your years of experience in the objective.
Please attach all resumes in Microsoft Word or PDF. Please be sure your most recent/current employer is on your resume and that you have listed your correct contact information. See example below. **_These instructions have been provided to determine the ability to follow instructions and your attention to detail._**

**Jane Johnson RMA**
24 Johnson Road
janejohnson@gmail.com 314-222-2222

Objective: Patient Care Tech with 2 years of experience in a fast paced inpatient med/surg hospital unit seeking employment at a Washington University west county location.

EOE Statement




Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.



*Job Title:* Medical Assistant Apprentice - 42954


*Job ID:* 42954


*Location:* Medical School


*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time


*Regular/Temporary:* Regular

Washington University of St. Louis

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