Certified Medical Assistant

Grand Ronde, Oregon, OR
Grand Ronde Health & Wellness Center
23.99  Hourly
19.55  Hourly
Full Time
40 Hours Per Week
Until Filled

Job Summary:

Assists the clinical providers in caring for patients of the medical clinic. Provides quality health care in a warm and caring environment.  Ensures that the provision of healthcare services takes place in a professional non-biased environment and is accomplished efficiently.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists medical professional staff in providing medical care to patients of the medical clinic

  • Sets up exam rooms for appropriate patient procedure.

  • Assists patients into examination rooms.

  • Obtains patient vitals i.e. blood pressure, temperature, weight, etc.

  • Obtains chief complaint (presenting problem).

  • Assists with surgical procedures.

  • Assists with casting, suturing, wound debridement, and dressings.

  • Accurately records patient information in their health record.

  • Performs diagnostic testing on patients per medical provider's order.

  • Maintains knowledge of infection control issues for proper reporting.

  • Follows OSHA guidelines.

  • Administers injections per written/verbal order

  • Administers immunizations, allergy shots, and other injectable medications.

  • Assesses patient for adverse reactions.

  • Maintains frequent contact with patients.

  • Contacts other departments/programs to coordinate patient care.

  • Answers/returns telephone calls.

  • Schedules patients for diagnostic testing at hospitals.

  • Assists with various specialty care clinics.

  • Stocks rooms with consumable supplies.

  • Maintains medical supply inventory.

  • Provides patient education.

  • Performs other duties as instructed by medical providers.

  • Authorized to serve both eligible and non-eligible beneficiaries in an outreach capacity both on and off site.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires a High School diploma or GED and minimum of two (2) years' experience in medical assisting preferred or a minimum of one (1) year work experience in a medical clinic setting preferred OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver's license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe's vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant required.

  • Knowledge of applied medical assisting principles.

  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification required.

  • Ability to operate a variety of medical equipment.

  • Must have knowledge and experience in use of standard computer operation and software applications.

  • Must have knowledge of OSHA Guidelines.

  • Must have knowledge of infection control reporting.

  • Knowledge of Native American culture preferred.

  • Must have a working knowledge of the Privacy Act/HIPAA and its applications.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers.Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Continually requires the use of vision, specifically close vision, color identification and depth perception.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 40 pounds.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • Continually required to wear plastic/latex gloves and safety shoes.

  • Continually required to handle soiled laundry.

  • Occasionally required to wear safety glasses.

  • Occasionally exposed to compressed gases and detergents.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

  • Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.


The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.