Medical Assistant

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on April 1, 2024
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Medical Assistant


Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit


The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is currently seeking a Medical Assistant to join our team of professionals.

Duties include:

  • Answers phones, receives and disposition patient calls, registers patients for visits, and schedules appointments. Contacts patients for clinical follow-up results. Conducts transcription, patient scheduling and data entry. Documents or scans paperwork in the electronic medical record. Assists with telemedicine.
  • Works with and/or resides with minors and/or vulnerable persons within their role. Interacts with non-English speakers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning tasks that are logically related.
  • Measures and records vital signs. Provides patient interview, medical history and chief complaint. Records history and physical findings. Provides patient education with regards to office policies, medications, management of disease, home care, and minor office surgery/procedures.
  • Prepares patients for examinations including providing patient an explanation of any procedures to be performed. Assists provider during examinations, procedures, and routine screening tests.
  • Performs electrocardiograms (EKGs) and administers treatments/procedures such as nebulizer, ear lavage and other routine procedures. Prepares and administers vaccines and medications with provider order.
  • Coordinates with provider and patient care manager for outside referrals to physicians and ancillary providers.
  • Sterilizes medical instruments. Maintains patient areas in a clean and safe manner. Practices Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and safety standards.
  • Works in a multidisciplinary team environment that fosters effective communication and care coordination while supporting a positive experience for every patient. Provides information to patients in English and Spanish. Assists with Shared Medical Visits.
  • Performs phlebotomy and collection of laboratory specimens. Performs basic in-office lab tests. Maintains operator proficiencies in performing referenced lab testing. Maintains accurate logs and other laboratory record keeping. Reports critical lab value results to provider(s).
  • Drives to and from FIU Mobile Health Centers and/or campus within their work schedule.
  • Assists with medical supply/vaccine inventory both on the Mobile Health Center and on campus. Retrieves medical supplies from campus to distribute them to the Mobile Health Center.


High school diploma or GED required.

CPR/Standard First Aid Certification

Graduate of an accredited medical program (e.g., MA, CNA, CCMA, EMT, LPN)

Spanish/English/Haitian Creole preferred



Begin time: 8:30 AM

End time: 5:00 PM


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To apply, please visit us on-line at, click on “Prospective Employees” or “Current Employees” and search for job opening ID 529211.


FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.