Chapa-De Medical Assistant in Grass Valley, California

Job Descriptions:


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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • May be assigned to other Chapa-De clinics based on agency needs.

  • Understand and promote the mission, vision, and values of Chapa-De both in the work place and in the community.

  • 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.

  • Perform other professional services and reports as requested by Supervisor.

Required Experience:


  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assisting Program

  • Phlebotomy Certified

  • Certified Medical Assistant (Preferred)

  • One year working as a Medical Assistant in an outpatient clinic.

  • Ability to cope with multiple distractions and interruptions at the same time.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment

  • Interest and sensitivity to the needs of American Indians and diverse populations.

  • Current BLS Certified CPR certificate.

  • Current CDL, proof of vehicle insurance, and approved DMV print out.

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.

Keyword: Medical Assistant

From: Chapa-De