Medical Assistant School Based Health Centers/Primary Care
Position Title: Medical Assistant
Wage/Salary Range: $14.84-$21.65 per hour
FLSA Status: Hourly, non-exempt
Employment Status: Permanent, Part-time
Probationary Period: 12 months
Training Period: 2 months
Primary Location(s): Clatskanie, Rainier, Vernonia, St. Helens
Secondary location(s): Fill-in as Needed
Supervisor: Clinic Manager
Position Description Summary
The Medical Assistant is part of a team that provides care for Columbia Health Services’ health center system. The CHS primary care system consists of two community health centers and two school-based health centers. CHS health centers strive to provide comprehensive, whole-person care by maintaining School-based health center and Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Standards.
The ideal candidate will have pediatric experience and experience with electronic health records; CHS uses OCHIN Epic. This candidate will also possess flexibility and effective communication skills.
CHS offers medical, dental insurance, generous employer-match 401K program, 11 paid holidays, and generous paid time off benefits package.
Key Accountability: Laboratory and Immunizations
Approximate Percentage of time: 40%
Key Accountability: Preparing patients for exams
Approximate Percentage of time: 35%
Key Accountability: Data Management
Approximate Percentage of time: 5%
Key Accountability: Reception
Approximate Percentage of time: 20%
Expectations for all staff include:
Minimum Education Level Required
Minimum experience level required
Prior job related experience in health care field, particularly primary care, preferred.
Amount of supervision received by the employee
Medical supervision is provided on-site at all times by the provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician). Personnel/HR supervision is provided by phone and in-person by the Clinic Manager.
Analytical skill required
Employee will need to use training and best judgment to make practice-level decisions within scope of license.
Level and budget volume of financial responsibility/accountability
Financial responsibility is limited to collection of patient payments and donations, and reconciliation of payments at the end of each day.
Impact of actions carried by this position
Medical Assistant is the first point of contact to all patients and most community partners. First impression is critical to the retention of patients and therefore the success of the clinic.
Diversity and complexity of the supervision exercised
Not responsible for supervision of other employees or volunteers
Scope of the human resources impact of this position
Level and Nature of internal contacts
Teamwork is expected amongst coworkers, with communication in-person, by phone and by email.
Level and Nature of external contacts
External contacts include school personnel, parents and patients.