Medical Assistant

Job description


The San Jose - Evergreen Community College District is currently recruiting a Medical Assistant. This is a temporary assignment with the possibility of extension. Hourly pay is $18-22 per hour, depending on the level of experience. Working hours are Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM, during the 16-week Spring semester and the 16-week Fall semester. Position will be located at Evergreen Valley College, 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135.
Duties and Responsibilities/Specific to Position:

Under the clinical supervision of the Medical Director or Nurse Practitioner, the Medical Assistant (MA) performs specialized medical tasks related to the care and treatment of patients. In addition, the MA performs basic clerical and receptionist duties required in the clinic.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Examples may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare students for medical exams: obtain height, weight, blood pressure and temperature. Conduct vision screenings. Assist with treatment as directed.

  • Respond to Out of Clinic medical emergencies with the nurse practitioner or clinic nurse and provide assistance as directed (if requested by Campus Police).

  • Provide minor first aid in accordance with clinic protocols and procedures and chart treatment in patient's medical record.

  • Maintain examination rooms and lab in clean and orderly condition. Stock rooms with supplies as needed. Monitor the supply and expirations dates for all medical supplies.

  • Perform Calibration and Quality Control checks on lab equipment and other clinic equipment, and document findings.

  • Perform tests, including, but not limited to, Urine (Pregnancy, ChemStrip Glucose/Protein,) and Blood (Hematocrit, Glucose) and Strep screen.
  • Label and package lab specimens as per outside laboratory protocols and procedures and collect fees as necessary.

  • Serve as receptionist, maintaining good rapport with students, staff and coworkers. Schedule appointments for medical doctor, nurse practitioner, and nurse.

  • Maintain office files, reports, logs, and a wide variety of memoranda.

  • Prepare and maintain students' health records as necessary.

  • Complete tasks requiring typing and using a variety of programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, or other computer programs and office equipment to fulfill work assignments. Enter chart notes into an Electronic Health Record.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


    1. Knowledge and Skills
  • Medical office setting, i.e., medical terminology, medical abbreviations, ethical and legal rules and responsibilities
  • Infectious control procedures, sterile procedures, and universal precautions

    2. Abilities
  • Perform duties of the position with limited direction.
  • Assist nurse or medical doctor with medical procedures.
  • Provide first aid and CPR.
  • Perform minor laboratory tests.
  • Operate clinic equipment.
  • Assess health needs of students/clients respectfully, courteously, and professionally.
  • Learn and follow a variety of information, procedures, policies, and services related to College, Department, Programs, and Community.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Perform effectively with frequent interruptions, while prioritizing work assignments.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships during the performance of required duties.

    3. Physical Abilities
  • Requires ambulatory ability to walk and stand for intermittent periods of time. Requires the hand-eye coordination and manipulative skills to prepare clients/students for medical exams, maintain examination rooms and lab, collect specimens and perform minor laboratory tests, answer phones, and perform data entry using a computer keyboard.
  • Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers and observe client/student behavior.
  • Requires auditory ability to carry on conversations in person and over the phone.

    Required Education & Qualifications
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff and students.
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Current CPR, AED and First aid certificates

    Interested applicants should apply to our Classified Short-Term Temporary Hourly Applicant Pool @
    For consideration, please submit a District application, cover letter, resume and copy of your transcripts by Friday, January 18, 2019.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/14/2018
    Application Due: 1/23/2019
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