Medical Assistant

Children's Hospital Colorado

Job Description


Why Work at Children's....

Here, it’s different. Come join us.

Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is a top-ranked hospital located in a top-ranked city.

With a regional team of more than 1,000 team members, Children’s Colorado has been present in southern Colorado since 2001 and now has team members at five locations providing outpatient specialty care, emergency care, inpatient care and therapy care. Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is the first pediatric-only hospital in the region and includes the region’s only emergency department and operating rooms built just for kids and served by pediatric experts who have dedicated their lives to treating kids – and only kids – and who are directly linked to one of the country’s leading pediatric academic medical centers.

Here, we know it takes all of us, every role, to deliver the best possible care to each child and family we treat.

That’s why we build our teams toward a foundation of equity in access, advancement, and opportunity. We know teams of individuals with different identities and backgrounds can nurture creativity and innovation. We know we can see, treat, and heal children better when our team reflects the diversity of our patient population. We strive to attract and retain diverse talent because we know a truly inclusive and equitable workforce will help us one day realize our most basic calling: to heal every child who comes through our doors.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.

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Job Overview

The Medical Assistant (MA) provides clinical support to patients and assists care providers with clinical and administrative support.

This position is eligible for relocation assistance, if relocating from 100 miles or greater.
Qualified external applicants are eligible for up to a $2,500 sign-on bonus for full-time positions.

Additional Information

Department: Briargate Ortho
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: Monday-Friday, hours may vary


  • EDUCATION – High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from an accredited/certified Medical Assistant program.
  • EXPERIENCE – None required
  • EQUIVALENCY – An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may substitute for graduation from a Medical Assistant program and the Medical Assistant certification.
  • CERTIFICATION(S) - BLS for Healthcare Providers / CPR.



  • a.) Neonate - <30 days
  • b.) Infancy - >30 days to 1yr
  • c.) Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs
  • d.) Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs
  • e.) School age - >5yrs to 13yrs
  • f.) Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs
  • g.) Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs.


An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment. Conducts quality checks.
  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment. Reports areas of concern to next care provider.
  • Supports patient care delivery by assisting health care providers during examinations; preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic testing; disposing of contaminated supplies; cleaning or preparing for sterilization of medical instruments; administering medications per policy and procedures; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies and other duties within scope.
  • Assists in balancing workloads, coordinates and maintains clinic flow by coordinating with providers, and monitoring patient flow.
  • Provides phlebotomy.
  • Completes lab test follow up and medical record documentation.
  • Prepares and completes medical record for visit by recording patient information, treatment, and test results. Assists with patient “MyChart” enrollment.
  • Participates in the standardized education of patients through written instructions and answering questions as directed by provider.
  • Independently initiates referrals and insurance pre-authorizations.
  • Provides general office support including phone and fax management.
  • Serves as the preceptor for new staff, including orientation, education, skill validation, tracking, assessment and monitoring progress.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential.
  • Adheres to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and The Joint Commission standards.

Other Information

  • ADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
  • APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships within and across work groups to achieve results.
  • COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.
  • COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.
  • CUSTOMER ORIENTATION - Placing a high priority on the internal or external customer’s perspective when making decisions and taking action; implementing service practices that meet the customers’ and own organization’s needs.
  • DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY – Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and fosters a work environment reflective of the community at large.
  • DECISION MAKING - Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.
  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results.
  • MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS - Meeting the personal needs of individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and strengthen relationships.
  • MANAGING WORK - Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • PLANNING & ORGANIZING - Establishing an action plan for self and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
  • RESOLVING CONFLICTS - Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement.
  • STRESS TOLERANCE - Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Must have proficient computer skills.
Guidelines: Guidelines are generally numerous, well established, and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or written instructions.
Complexity: Duties assigned are generally repetitive and restricted in scope but may be of substantial intricacy. Employee primarily applies standardized practices.
Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases. Brings non-routine issues to supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or are without precedent are taken up with the supervisor.
Communications: Contacts with the public or employees where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or presented and some degree of discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function.
Supervision Received: Under normal supervision, within a standardized work situation, the employee performs duties common to the line of work without close supervision or detailed instruction. Work product is subject to continual review.

Physical Requirements

Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

  • Will frequently stand/walk up to 12 hours per day.
  • Will frequently use hands while keyboarding and writing.
  • Will frequently sit up to 2-4 hours per day while accessing computer, talking on the telephone, and while attending meetings.
  • Will occasionally lift/force exerted up to 100 pounds.
  • Constantly uses sight in performance for daily job duties.
  • Constantly uses hearing in performance for daily job duties.
  • Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directly permits. Exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the course of transferring a patient, may encounter a patient who falls or loses balance, causing employee to fall and/or bear the full weight of a patient.

Work Environment

  • Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
  • Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional.
  • Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
  • Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

Salary Information

Annual Salary Range (Based on 40 hours worked per week): $34,114.52 to $51,171.78
Hourly Salary Range: $16.40 to $24.60

Benefits Information

Here, you matter. As a Children’s Hospital Colorado team member, you will receive a competitive pay and benefits package designed to take care of your needs that includes base pay, incentives, paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, company provided life and disability insurance, paid parental leave, 403b employer match (retirement savings), a robust wellness program, and access to a best-in-class education benefit with 75+ tuition-free programs to help you advance your career.

As part of our Total Rewards package, Children's Colorado offers an annual employee bonus program that rewards eligible team members based on organizational performance. If organizational goals are met for the year, the bonus is paid out the following April.

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