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Ambulatory Care Technician

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Ambulatory Care Technician
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Technologists
Department NJMS-Medicine-Infectious Disease

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is seeking an Ambulatory Care Technician (ACT) for the Department of Medicine – Infectious Disease Practice. The primary purpose of the position is to provide medical assistance to nurses and physicians in the overall care of patients, including technical procedures, such as phlebotomy, and intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. Functions under the direct supervision and authority of the physician, when performing clinical tasks during patient care. Assists with receptionist, telephone, and filing duties.

• Obtains and records patient’s vital signs; reports screening findings to practitioner, and records on appropriate documentation forms.
• Monitors patient status and reports abnormal findings or changes in condition.
• As directed by physician, administers approved medications, including vaccinations, via intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
• Provides appropriate patient education, health information materials, and community resources; identifies patient’s need(s) for additional information and refers to appropriate healthcare resources.
• Maintains an inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety.
• Greets patients, answers telephones, and schedules patient appointments.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1600
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 18.060
Annual Mid Range Salary 18.560
Annual Maximum Salary 19.120
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

• Graduation of a post-secondary medical assisting education program, accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
• Current certification from the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), or registration from the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or the National Center for Competency Training (NCCT), or any recognized certifying body approved by the Board.

Applicants may be licensed in the State of New Jersey, in another classification permitted by regulations to give intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Demonstrates competency in all skills, related to the performance of patient care.
• Must have attained a satisfactory level of comprehension and experience in the administration of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection techniques.
• Displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of the healthcare team.
• Demonstrates problem-solving skills, as they relate to patient care activities, provides guidance for and acts as a role model for Medical Assistants in the clinical area.

Preferred Qualifications

• At least one (1) year of related experience in a medical office setting is preferred.
NJDHSS HIV counselor certification is strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of Newark community is preferred.
• Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred.

Equipment Utilized

• Computer literacy with competence in Microsoft Office components.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten pounds.
• Assists with transportation services in the clinic.
• Occasional exposure to blood-borne pathogens, that requires use of personal protective equipment.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2468
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application