Nov 29, 2021

Medical Assistant I - Women's Clinic St. Vincent

  • Providence
  • Portland, OR, USA

Job Description


Providence is calling a Medical Assistant I - Women's Clinic (1.0 FTE, Days) to St. Vincent East Pavilion in Portland , OR

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

We are seeking a Medical Assistant I - Prov Womens Clinic St Vincent that will work under the delegation of a licensed practitioner to perform duties as directed to assist in providing basic patient care to assigned patients. Basic patient care needs will be met though both administrative and clinical duties. An MA I is expected to perform in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Greet and prepare patients for the practitioner
  • Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, presenting problem, and other medical information
  • Ensure confirmation of patient identity with each patient encounter
  • Document all interactions in patient's medical record
  • Under the delegation of a licensed practitioner and as appropriate per role and certification, obtain specimens, perform required testing, administer medications via oral, topical, otic, opthalmologic or inhaled routes; administer vaccines including combination or multi-dose vaccines
  • Under the delegation of a licensed practitioner, assist or perform point of care tests and clinical procedures as appropriate to scope of role and certification
  • Reinforce patient education, materials, and lab results (normal); return phone messages; all as directed by the licensed practitioner
  • Follow correct procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous, infectious, and pharmaceutical waste
  • Perform administrative and/or clerical support duties for practitioner, other medical assistants, or clinic/location as directed. (ex: pre-authorizations, schedule appointments, referrals, clinic inventory and/or outdated medications/supplies, etc.)
  • Work in a safe manner, adhering to general safety precautions and standards
  • Report any unsafe conditions to their supervisor and/or the safety hotline
  • Consistently meet skill based competency expectations established for the organization
  • Actively participate in continuing education and clinic/location staff meetings and/or trainings
  • Assist with emergencies as needed under the direction of a licensed practitioner
  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization and serve as an ambassador for the organization when interfacing with anyone outside the organization


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED -OR- equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Coursework/Training: Graduate of accredited school for medical assistants or alternate training program
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) - Must be American Heart Association (AHA) accredited
  • National certification/registration within one hundred and eighty (180) days of hire from the following:
  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA),
  • Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA),
  • American Medical Technologists (AMT),
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA),
  • National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), -OR-
  • National Association for Healthcare Professionals (NAHP)
  • Medical assisting experience in a clinic setting (0-6 months)

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Active National certification/registration by AMCA, AAMA, AMT, NHA, NCCT, -OR- NAHP as a Medical Assistant
  • Six (6) months of prior experience providing a high level of customer service in a fast paced environment
  • Six (6) months of previous experience in a healthcare setting working with an Electronic Health record (EHR)

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Medical Assistant

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 302042