Medical Assistant / Licensed Vocational Nurse (Floater)

  • Job Tracking ID: 201802MedicalGV
  • Job Location: Grass Valley, CA
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 19, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Chapa-De Indian Health is seeking a Full-time Medical Assistant or Licensed Vocational Nurse for their clinics in Grass Valley, CA and Auburn, CA


Our non-profit health centers offer adult and pediatric primary medical care, nutrition and health education, women's health services, dental care, orthodontia, mental health counseling, psychiatry, optometry, and pharmacy services.



A Medical Assistant is an unlicensed individual who is responsible for performing a wide variety of different clerical as well as clinical non-invasive duties under the supervision of a licensed physician in the ambulatory medical clinic setting with an emphasis on team-based care. The Medical Assistant coordinates health care service and assists in providing direct patient care to our clinic patients under the direct supervision of the Physician and/or with the delegation of supervision to a Nurse Practitioner by the physician, and under the direction of the Director of Nursing. Additionally, this position will be responsible for coordinating laboratory services.


  1. Participate on a multidisciplinary team as a positive role model for others on the team, a proactive patient advocate, and a contributor to the safe and effective delivery of care in a culturally sensitive manner.
  2. Perform administrative duties which include greeting patients, maintaining paper and electronic health records, telephone duties including notifying patients of test results, coordination of care, completing forms, making appointments, handling correspondence, scheduling tests and laboratory services, and assisting with areas related to billing and compliance.
  3. Perform clinical activities that encompass all patient needs related to the safe and effective delivery of patient care based on the principles of the patient centered medical home and best practice in the ambulatory setting. The Medical Assistant plays a key role in the planning and implementation of the health care delivery system.
  4. Proactively assist the Physician/Nurse Practitioner as requested and work within a team approach model that includes multiple departments and roles, and includes effective contributions to the creation of a positive patient experience.
  5. Receive patients by providing room in a timely manner and obtaining routine vital signs/screenings within the standard protocol for the reason the patient is being seen. Obtain needed information pertinent to the purpose of visit/patient condition and accurately communicate this information in the electronic health record.
  6. Under Physician’s direct orders, entered into Electronic Health Record (EHR), administer intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections (with the exception of local anesthetics and Rocephin [ceftriaxone]), and perform skin punctures and venipunctures for the collection of blood specimens.
  7. Perform back office, laboratory and testing procedures consistent with his/her scope of practice, training, and clinic policies, including routine and chronic care exams that encompass all age categories in an ethical and culturally competent manner, and without discrimination.
  8. Under the direction of a Physician/Nurse Practitioner I, perform minor procedures such as but not limited to; ear lavage, nebulizer treatments and basic laboratory functions, as well as facilitate sending specimens to outside laboratory, as well as age specific screening tests and record results, such as but not limited to Audiometer and EKG.
  9. Take direct responsibility for individual duties related to assigned team, including the tracking of referrals, the achievement of outcomes related to GPRA Standards of Care, the maintenance of clean and stocked assigned exam rooms, and assist with maintenance and inventory of medical equipment and supplies including medication and vaccine supply inventory.
  10. Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to work effectively with people in stressful situations. Communicate to supervisor of any problems that potentially affect efficiency/quality of care provided.
  11. May be assigned to other Chapa-De clinics based on agency needs.
  12. Understand and promote the mission, vision, and values of Chapa-De both in the work place and in the community.
  13. Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, as they pertain to position including; HIPAA, Scope of Practice, Accreditation Standards, OSHA, and the Agency’s Policies & Procedures.
  14. Perform other professional services and reports as requested by Supervisor.

Experience and Skills:

  1. Certified Medical Assistant or LVN.
  2. Documentation of 10 clock hours of training in venipuncture and skin puncture for the purpose of withdrawing blood required. Or must present documentation of satisfactory performance by an authorized trainee of at least 10 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures within 6 months of hire.
  3. One year working as a Medical Assistant in an outpatient clinic in addition to externship.
  4. Ability to cope with multiple distractions and interruptions at the same time.
  5. Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment.
  6. Interest and sensitivity to the needs of American Indians and diverse populations.
  7. Current BLS Certified CPR certificate.
  8. Experience using EHR
  9. Experience in community health preferred.
  10. Current CDL, proof of vehicle insurance, and approved DMV print out.
  11. Indian Preference. Preference in filling vacancies will be given to qualified Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, section 472 & 473). In other than the above, Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals and copiers is required.  Must have the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stoop as necessary. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Job Benefits:

We offer a competitive benefit package which includes medical, dental & vision insurance, LTD, life insurance, 403(b) plan, paid time off, paid holidays, tuition assistance, licensed renewal reimbursement and carpool incentive program.


Note to Applicants: Please be advised at post job offer, pre-employment Physical and TB test are required as a condition of employment. Additionally, Authorization to release information for Criminal Background check is a contingency for an offer of employment. Criminal clearances are obtained to protect the welfare and safety of clients receiving services at Chapa-De Indian Health


Indian Preference. Preference in filling vacancies will be given to qualified Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, section 472 & 473). In other than the above, Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Equal Employment Employer: Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin or other non-merit factors.


Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): Chapa-De Indian Health abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Chapa-De Indian Health abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, Chapa-De Indian Health will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities