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Washington University of St. Louis Registered Medical Assistant II (West County) - Multispecialty Center - 50505 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Multispeciality Center. The position is located at our West County location.

Essential Functions


Position functions as a Medical Assistant to physicians in the Department. Prepares and maintains exam rooms, prepares charts, obtains reports and records. Directs the patient flow and ensures the overall smooth running of the clinical office.


  1. Functions as assistant for physician in preparation for office hours, work up charts, obtain X-rays, prepare rooms, and monitor physicians schedule and recommend changes.
  2. Directs patient flow, assists with special procedures, instructs patients teaching pre and post operative and completes requisitions.
  3. Routes phone messages, patient questions, and telephone communications with other departments and coordinates meetings with others for assigned physicians.
  4. Acts as a general liaison between doctor and patient calling patients with test results, answering questions, scheduling appointments and assisting physician with return calls.
  5. Schedules surgeries and diagnostic procedures, coordinating schedules with physicians, patient and O.R. Coordinates physical therapy and any other services, completing necessary paperwork.
  6. Assists physicians at various facilities, pre-certifies diagnostic procedures, surgeries and physical therapies, obtaining necessary referral forms.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent high school certification; a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant with a minimum of 6 months of related work experience (examples of related fields include military medic, emergency medical technicians, Nurse’s Aide, physical therapy and nurse technicians, and certified athletic trainers); substitutions include:

  • Medical Assistant certification/registration eligible with successful completion of certification exam within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program (such as RN/LPN), or comparable allied health training program with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience

Must be able to show proof of Medical Assistant registration/certification or complete Medical Assistant registration/certification within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year or more of supervisory or team lead experience.
  • Three years or more of medical assistant experience.
  • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program is highly preferred.
  • Electronic medical record experience.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $14.44 - $17.70 per hour.

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.

Department Summary

For over a century, Washington University's Department of Medicine has maintained a proud tradition of excellence. Its three-part mission of Research, Teaching, and Patient Care has formed an important core which ultimately brings the latest in medical technology and doctors of the highest standard to the patients in our hospitals and clinics. The Department of Medicine has attracted doctors from all over the world.


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.

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: Registered Medical Assistant II (West County) - Multispecialty Center - 50505

Job ID: 50505

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular