Job Details

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Position Number: 5118036
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • Position Type: Health and Medical Services
Bilingual Pediatric Medical Assistant or Bilingual Licensed Practical Nurse - 33011 University Staff

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Sheridan Health Services (Southwest Denver)

3525 West Oxford Avenue G1, Denver, CO 80236

Job Title: Bilingual Pediatric Medical Assistant or Bilingual Licensed Practical Nurse

Position #:00218300 – Requisition #:33011

Job Summary:

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing, is seeking a Bilingual Medical Assistant (Health Care Tech I) or Licensed Practical Nurse (Health Care Tech III) for a (1.0 FTE) benefits-eligible position at Sheridan Health Services (SHS), a Federally Qualified Health Center located in southwest Denver, CO (zip code: 80236). Health Care Techs support specific service lines within the clinic (pediatrics, primary care, obstetrics, and behavioral health) but will be cross-trained to work across those areas as well.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Working with our outstanding pediatric team, serving ages 0 to 22yrs, flexing between both pediatric clinics when clinic needs warrant.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the challenges of patients with reduced access to economic and health resources, and demonstrate enthusiasm to help support these patients both in the clinics and remotely by phone or Tele-Health (Zoom).
  • Speak Spanish and English on a daily basis, communicating clinical terminology to patients and colleagues.
  • Greet patients and families courteously and completing standard patient check-in procedures in person and remotely using Tele-Health and other technology.
  • Utilize the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to:
    • measure and document vital signs and notify providers of out-of-range values
    • review and complete medication reconciliation
    • accurately document the patient's chief complaint and health history
  • Prepare and coach patients for provider examinations and assisting providers with examinations and procedures, as needed
  • Perform standard patient screening tests using apps and advanced technological tools for secure HIPAA compliant communication workflow in the clinic (high speed laptops, iPads, MS Teams /Jabber)
  • Perform phlebotomy and following safe lab procedures for the proper collection and handling of other lab specimens
  • Perform basic wound care and first aid
  • Provide patient education with regard to office policies, lab results medications, diagnoses, treatment, plan of care, and follow-up phone calls
  • Prepare, administer and electronically document medications within scope (i.e.Depo-Provera) with provider authorization
  • Administer immunization, maintain immunizations records and complete annual immunization training within timeline set by supervisor
  • Perform clerical and administrative duties regularly and as needed, including covering front desk staff, and answering overflow incoming calls during absences and busy times.
  • Courteously answer phone and schedule appointments, fax and upload orders, internal and external records/report, preparing school documents for providers signature.
  • Work with MA team to maintain supply inventory through tracking and stocking, including maintenance of sterilized instruments. Also places orders for replacements through Compliance Officer
  • Fax prescriptions to the pharmacy as requested by providers and participates in insurance Prior Authorizations (PARs), as needed
  • Engage with community partners as needed including public health agencies, specialty/outside provider offices, local hospitals and free-standing healthcare facilities
  • Attend regular team huddles, team meetings and staff meeting as part of performance expectations.
  • Utilize robust CU learning and development opportunities to further knowledge and grow in position
  • Performs additional miscellaneous job duties as assigned including clinic grant initiatives.
  • Upholds strict compliance with University and professional policies/procedures
  • Follows CDC guidelines for reporting illness and temperature, wearing masks and washing hands and more during flu seasons and pandemics

At the Medical Assistant I level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other positions in a training and development capacity. At the Medical Assistant I level, the focus is on developing medical assistant skills through basic functions of the position as outlined above, with intent to promote after approximately 1 year of experience, and completion of specific trainings and performance evaluations/coaching.

At the Medical Assistant II level, duties are similar to those performed at level I, but the complexity of the job is different. In addition to the examples of work performed at all levels, positions at the Medical Assistant II level:
  • Process basic referrals and imaging study orders
  • Process prior authorization requests
  • Train and onboard newly hired MA's
  • Perform clinical equipment quality checks routinely in accordance with manufacture recommendations and compliance standards

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Why Join Us:

Sheridan Health Services is a multi-site, nurse-managed federally qualified community health center, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Healthcare; and is a collaborative effort between the College of Nursing and the Sheridan School District. There are now 52 employees at two convenient locations to serve community health needs primarily for residents of Arapahoe, Denver, and Jefferson counties. A Youth Health Clinic is in the Sheridan School District Administration building. The Family Health Clinic is in southwest Denver on the Fort Logan campus and provides services to adults and children, 65% of whom identify at Latinx, and 42% of whom are best served in another language, with Spanish being the predominant second language. Services offered include primary care across the lifespan; prenatal and postpartum, gynecology, dentistry, pharmacy, behavioral health, and outpatient substance abuse treatment. Sheridan Health Services is a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and as such, we uphold a model of care that places the patient at the center, incorporating the values and beliefs of the patient in all decision-making. We extend the reach of the clinic through public health outreach where nursing students provide community outreach, health education, and home visitation services.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Medical Assistant I
  • Completion of an accredited medical assistant program

Medical Assistant II
  • Completion of an accredited medical assistant program
  • One year of experience working as a medical assistant


Medical Assistant
  • One year of medical assistant experience may substitute for completion of an accredited program, and is in addition to any required years of experience.

Nursing Aide / Licensed Practical Nurse / Emergency Medical Technician
  • Completion of an accredited program, Colorado state licensure, and years of experience in any of these fields may substitute for medical assistant specific requirements

Current Registered Nursing Student
  • Colorado State Certified Nurse Aid licensure may substitute for completion of of an accredited medical assistant program
  • Completion of Medical/Surgical Nursing I course with a passing grade may substitute for completion of of an accredited medical assistant program

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be willing and able to obtain current BLS/CPR certification by date of hire.
  • Must be willing and able to speak Spanish and English on a daily basis to communicate clinical terminology.
  • Must be willing and able to remain credentialed and ensure credentialing materials stay current.
  • Must be willing and able to work until 8pm on designated extended hours shifts as needed
  • Availability to work weekends on an infrequent, rotating, as-needed basis
  • Must be willing and able to work in normal patient care environment with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious diseases.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications – Medical Assistant I:
  • Experience with or formal training in handling bloodborne pathogens
  • Experience with or formal training in complying with OSHA Biohazard Safety Standards
  • Experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center and/or Patient-Centered Medical Home environment

Preferred Qualifications – Medical Assistant II:
  • Experience with or formal training in retrieving imaging studies, querying patient record database (i.e. COHRIO, or similar)
  • Experience with injections, vaccine administration and documentation
  • Experience training new hires
  • Experience with or formal training in phlebotomy and point of care testing
  • Experience with or formal training in working with a population/subpopulation related to job (pediatric)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to take direction and utilize considerable degree of independent judgment and work priorities
  • Exemplary organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Unconditional ability to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Proficient in using various computer applications, EHR and other tools to communicate with staff and complete appropriate clinical documentation.
  • Knowledge of current medical procedures and understanding of basic medical terminology
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with patients, their families, and other members of the health care team
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to HIPAA and OSHA guidelines
  • Basic knowledge of Colorado state immunization requirements
  • Ability to work with both Pediatric, OB and Adult populations; able to flex between clinics as staffing warrants

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):
  1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
  2. Curriculum vitae / Resume
  3. Three to five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Questions should be directed to: College of Nursing HR at

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until finalists are identified

Anticipated Pay Range:

The hiring range for this position has been established at:

Bilingual Medical Assistant (Health Care Tech I): $40,911 - $47,457

Bilingual Medical Assistant (Health Care Tech II): $42,951 - $49,828

The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position may be eligible for overtime compensation, depending on the level.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Job Category: Health Care

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20468 - CON-DEAN ADMINISTRATION

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 18, 2024

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: College of Nursing HR Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00218300

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