Certified Medical Assistant--Bilingual Spanish and English

Multnomah County Health Department | Portland, OR, United States

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Posted Date 8/16/2021
Description

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

Pay Range:

$21.60 - $26.47 Hourly

Department:

Job Type:

Regular Non-Represented

Exemption Status:

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


The Opportunity:

This Work Matters!

This is an open to fill recruitment; which means the job posting will close once we have hired our new team members. This recruitment will be used to fill various types of Bilingual Spanish Language positions as positions become available. Types of jobs may include regular full time or part positions, on-call positions (up to 20 hours per week) or temporary positions (40 hours a week up to 6 months). Let us know which clinic locations and what type of employment you are interested in as many of our on-call and temporary staff may become regular status employees as opportunities arise.

The Certified Medical Assistant provides clinical support to the patient care team directed towards the prevention of disease and promotion of health using professional clinical support for quality patient care. This position works as part of a care delivery team and works closely with physicians and mid-level providers and other team members to help ensure the delivery of high quality patient care.

As the Certified Medical Assistant you will:

  • Provide Patient follow-up (i.e.: after visit instructions, setting appointments, patient education, communicate normal lab results and reminder phone calls)
  • Support back office clinic flow and time management for providers.
  • Prepare patients for exams and procedures.
  • Review immunizations, forecast and administer immunizations for clients of all ages.
  • Perform medical treatments such as simple would care, ear irrigations, suture removal and fluoride treatments.
  • Ensure the exam room is stocked, cleaned and ready for use.
  • Provide back-up lab duties including phlebotomy and processing labs.
  • Complete assigned Quality Control/Assurance activities
  • Provide back-up to the preventative MA.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a Health Department employee you will create a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.

TO QUALIFY:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item in a section is labeled required. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be as noted below. All non-traditional education, training and experience will be evaluated.

  • Education/Experience/Training: Requires graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant training program.
  • Certification: Certification through a nationally recognized Medical Assistant certification program, such as AAMA, AMT, NCCT or CCMA, is required.
  • CPR certification is required (valid CPR certification must be provided upon hire)
  • Depending upon assignment, candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check including fingerprinting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA): Bilingual in Spanish and English (language testing may be required)

Preferred Qualifications/ Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/ transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Knowledge of principles, and procedures of record-keeping and reporting
  • Ability to make observations concerning patients' general health conditions
  • Ability to take and record vital signs and perform assigned laboratory tests
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing

Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

SCREENING AND EVALUATION:

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of application/ resume and cover letter for minimum qualifications and all required attachments. If you do not address the minimum qualifications in the application, your application will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the recruitment process.
  • Supplemental questions
  • Phone screen
  • Oral exam
  • Consideration of top candidates
  • Background, reference, and education checks

Required:

The Application Packet: You must submit all requested items below. Failure to do so will be deemed as an incomplete application.

1. An application/ resume demonstrating you meet minimum qualifications, including a copy of your CMA Certification

2. A cover letter addressing:

  • Why you are interested in the position, AND
  • How your skills, training and experience meet the required minimum qualifications for this position.

Note: Please be mindful of checking your email inbox for messages from the Recruiter as you may be emailed requesting additional information. If a response is not received in a timely manner your application may not be considered.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Type of Position: This position is eligible for overtime.

Type: Represented

FLSA: Non-Exempt


Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Recruiter:

Carrie Gundermann

Email:

carrie.gundermann@multco.us

Phone:

+1 (971) 2710891

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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