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Medical Assistant (Oncology)

Pittsburgh, PA

Full job description

Job ID: 5889992487

Status: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Day Job

Facility: ONC00-UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Department: Hillman 2nd Flr

Location: 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Union Position: No

Salary Range: $ 17.58-27.56 USD

Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunities for growth and development? If you’re passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits, learning opportunities, and a career ladder, we invite you to explore this opportunity!

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is internationally recognized for its leadership in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer and is the region’s only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute.

As the preeminent institution in western Pennsylvania for the delivery of cancer care, the performance of basic, translational, and clinical research, and the education of the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is exceptionally well-positioned to contribute to the global effort to reduce the burden of cancer.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring a full-time Medical Assistant to support our medical oncology department in Shadyside. This will be a Monday through Friday, daylight position working at the Hillman Cancer Center Pavilion; 2nd Floor. No weekends or holidays are required!

The Medical Assistant will be responsible for assisting physicians with various aspects of patient care (including clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks) ensuring patient satisfaction. Daily tasks will include taking vital signs, registering patients, scheduling testing, exams, and treatments, as well as stocking supplies, and cleaning exam rooms.


  • Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance. Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations.
  • Obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Complete forms/requisitions as needed. Schedule appointments. Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics. Prepare and managing charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately. Other front office responsibilities, as required.
  • Prepare patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol. Clean exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Clean according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records. Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • Check schedules and organizing patient flow. Accompany patients to exam/procedure room. Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc. Collect patient information/history, taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines. Relay instructions to patients/families.
  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Perform phlebotomy, EKG’s, and level one labs. Perform clinic procedures according to policy and procedure. Assist physicians with procedures. Document patient information into the medical record.
  • Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e., OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health). Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data. Comply with all UPMC Health System policies and procedures.
  • Under the direction and supervision of a physician, administer injectable medication and vaccines when appropriate.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Must have basic computer skills and knowledge of medical terminology, examination, diagnostic and treatment room responsibilities.
  • At least 1 year of patient care experience preferred.

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


Why Work Here

We know that you have many options when choosing where to build your career. So why choose UPMC? We can think of a few reasons.

Benefits that Matter to You

We’re committed to providing benefits that meet your needs and support your well-being in all areas of life.

  • Earn over 5 Weeks of Paid Time Off Every Year
  • Affordable Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • Student loan assistance and tuition reimbursement options
  • Earn up to 8% of your eligible pay in retirement contributions from UPMC
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance

Support for You – and Your Family

Your career doesn’t impact just you, but the people you care about, too. We’re making sure your career works for the whole family.

  • Two Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • Family Planning Resources
  • Tuition Assistance for Dependents
  • Comprehensive Health Care for Dependents
  • Emergency Child and Elder Care Options
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

A Culture That Cares

At UPMC, you can find a home among people who share your passions and care about who you are.

  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Awards for Champions of Dignity & Respect
  • Center for Engagement & Inclusion
  • Programs for Veteran Engagement

Tools to Reach Your Potential

Once you become a member of our team, the journey doesn’t stop there. UPMC is committed to supporting your growth and helping you build the career of your dreams.

  • Up to $6,000 of Annual Tuition Assistance
  • Ongoing Learning via Linkedin Learning
  • Accelerated Career Pathways for Growth
  • Robust Instructor-led Education and Learning Pathways

Expansive Opportunity

Where do you want to go with your career? Wherever it is, UPMC can take you there.

  • 96,000+ Employees
  • 40 Hospitals and 800+ Doctors’ Offices and Outpatient Sites
  • Dozens of Career Ladders to Climb
  • International Locations
  • State-of-the-Art Technology

Full Time (M-F)
No Weekend Hours
No - the position is at a single location

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