Medical Assistant

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Medical Assistant

Requisition ID



Nursing - Outpatient

Position Type

Temporary Part-Time



Post End Date






Schedule: PRN Days

The Medical Assistant (MA) provides direct patient care to assigned patients. The MA works under the direct supervision of the clinic nurse(s) by assisting in the examination and treatment of patients.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.





Conducts patient interviews, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height),

Update information on patients' Electronic Medical Record (EMR),

Performs EKG's, dressing changes,

Draws and collects blood samples from patients and prepares specimens for laboratory analysis.

Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients.

Performs administrative tasks by registering and scheduling patients for appointments, procedures, etc.

May perform other duties as assigned.










High School Diploma/GED plus successful completion of Medical Assistant Training from an Accredited Program.

Excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability.



1 or more years of MA experience.

Current BLS.


This is a safety sensitive position and subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.






Physical Requirements



Stand: Frequently

Sit: Occasionally

Walk: Frequently

Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally

Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs

Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently

Talk: Frequently

Hear: Frequently

Taste or smell: Occasionally

Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously

Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity

Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Sharp objects/tools


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 3091137

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

Updated On: Nov 01, 2021