Medical Assistant

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Job Summary:

Works as part of the patient care team to support efficient clinic flow and to ensure the needs of the students are met. Supports the work of providers and nurses in the clinic. May work in primary care, gynecology, sexual health, or community health clinics.
Principal Duties:
– Administers and reads TB skin tests
– Administers vaccinations
– Assists with procedures
– Serves as a chaperone for sensitive exams
– May assist with the triage of patients
– May respond to inbox messages
– Documents care in the electronic health record (EHR)
– Performs routine vital signs
– Prepares and cleans exam rooms
– Inventories and orders equipment and supplies
– Performs ECG’s
– Performs spirometry
– Performs point of care testing, such as urine dips and pregnancy testing

Collects vital signs, patient history, and specimens; and performs basic laboratory tests and administers injections and medications under supervising clinician direction to ensure the proper care of patients. Prepares examination rooms and equipment and performs administrative duties. Works collaboratively with other medical staff.

  • 70% Performs routine vital signs, basic tests, assists with minor procedures, and administers medications as directed by a supervising clinician
  • 5% Collects, prepares, and delivers specimens for laboratory analysis
  • 15% Prepares and cleans examination rooms, instruments, and equipment for specific procedures
  • 5% Escorts patients to various hospital locations and delivers, orders, and inventories general clinic supplies
  • 5% Performs administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, assisting patients with billing, and coding information and answering basic medical questions

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
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H.S. Diploma


Certification as a Medical Assistant.
Minimum 6 months experience as an MA or EMT.
– One year experience in a medical clinic.
– One year experience as a medical assistant in an ambulatory clinic.
– Ability to perform technical patient care services where identifiable results are obtained, and instructions are well defined.


CMA – Certified Or Registered Medical Assistant
BCLS – Basic Life Support

Work Schedule:

Normal hours are 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri Hours may vary between 8:00 and 5:30 on occasion

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $20.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
University Health Services is pleased to offer a hiring bonus of $3,000 for this position. This $3,000 bonus will be paid in 12 monthly payments over the course of the new hire’s first year of employment.

Additional Information:

UHS is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.
Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
A period of evaluation will be required, and a criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
UHS offers an incentive program for medical assistants completing additional job-related certifications. Successful applicants may be assigned to primary care or specialty clinics. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

How to Apply:

Please click on the “Apply Now” button to start the application process. You will be required to login or create an account to continue. Please upload a cover letter and resume to apply. You will also be asked to provide the contact information for three professional references, one of which should be a current or former supervisor.
This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with job 282110. Having two job postings allows University Health Services to consider candidates with either Medical Assistant training OR EMT training for this position.


Karen Schrank
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Medical Assistant(HS021)



Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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