Medical Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512365-598519
    • Job Location: Petaluma, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 20, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Petaluma Health Center’s mission is to provide high quality health care, with access for all, in Southern Sonoma County. The Center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, innovative programs, services and referral resources that meet the economic needs of the entire community.

The Petaluma Health Center is a eight-time award winner in the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009 and we were named as one of '2015 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay' by the North Bay Business Journal.

We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary medical care and mental health services to residents of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove and surrounding areas. We are organized as a private, non-profit corporation and governed by a consumer and community led Board of Directors.

For more information about us, please visit us at

Position Title: Medical Assistant I


Summary: The Medical Assistant I assists practitioners in the preparation and treatment of patients under the supervision of a licensed physician.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • Functions independently in the role of Medical Assistant on the team
  • Build relationships with patients, staff and providers to ensure excellent customer service
  • Communicates with providers, other staff and patients to promote optimum clinic flow
  • Follows PHC policies and procedures in accordance with the Medical Assistant position
  • Rooms patients, takes and documents vital signs including height, weight, BMI Temperature, respirations and blood pressure
  • Collects and documents patient history
  • Performs routine screening procedures, such as hearing and vision test and document findings
  • Performs various medical assistant procedures, including but not limited to: finger sticks for hemoglobin checks; ear washes; nebulizer treatments; urine dipsticks; specimen collection for throat and/or urine cultures; wound cleaning; PPD placement; INR; glucose; HCG; and Hemoglobin A1C
  • Administers immunizations and documents in ECW & CAIR
  • Ensures that all logs, forms, records and charts are complete, thorough and accurate
  • Documents freezer & refrigerator temperature
  • Prepares treatment rooms, equipment and supplies in a timely manner to ensure optimum flow
  • Provides patient education and follow-up care instructions
  • Performs panel management and non-visit tasks as assigned by Provider or Nurse
  • Practices standard safety precautions to ensure safety to self, other staff and patients, including handling of contained waste and sharps, and cleaning the Ultrasound machine & EKG machine
  • Recommends improvement in processes and practices through the proper channels
  • Takes accurate messages and responds in a timely manner
  • Supports the Flow Coordinator
  • Provides basic Medical Assistant services to obstetric patients
  • Communicates to Team Manager any urgent issues that arise

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited medical assistant program in California, or documented equivalent training in a physician’s office (at minimum, training must conform to the state’s program of California Medical Assistant Regulations BPC 1366.1-1366.4)
  • Minimum of one year experience preferred
  • Eligible for MA certification or is entry level with MA certification in place


Desired Skills:

  • Competency in electronic medical records data entry
  • Sensitive to the needs and situations of multi-cultural populations from a variety of income levels
  • Meets and is capable of exceeding standards of job description
  • Contributes to the improvement of the teams and organization
  • An energetic and creative individual with high standards and an appropriate professional image
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work within an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in providing solutions and setting priorities
  • Effective interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels within the health center
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels


Licenses and Certifications:

  • Medical Assistant Certification preferred
  • Venipuncture and injection certifications and or competency
  • Must have current BLS certification
  • Candidate must be able to successfully meet PHC’s credentialing and privileging requirements


Language Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish with children and adults in person, on the telephone, and in writing. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and request from patients, co-workers, and others as necessary.


Petaluma Health Center is an equal opportunity employer.


Please apply directly through our career page at