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Medical Assistant

at Vista Community Clinic

Posted: 10/26/2020
Job Reference #: 2708
Keywords: office

Job Description

Req No.
Regular Full-Time
40 hrs/wk (M, W, Th, F- 8:30am to 5:30pm, Tues. 11am to 8pm, T-11am to 8pm)


Come and join VCC and grow with our family!

Vista Community Clinic is a private, non-profit, multi-specialty outpatient clinic providing care in a comprehensive, high quality setting. Located in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties, we work to advance community health and hope by providing access to premier health services. We are looking for dedicated, motivated, enthusiastic team players who want to make a difference in the community. Our competitive compensation and benefits program includes health, dental, vision, company-paid life, flexible spending accounts and a 403(B) plan, for eligible employees. VCC is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Print and review schedule daily in preparation for the day
  • Verify purpose of patient’s visit; prepare patients for examination and assist providers with the examination and/or procedure
  • Take vital signs, heights and weights of patients; plot growth charts; record immunizations
  • Perform laboratory and screening tests customarily performed in a medical office such as visual acuity, Snellen tests, audiometric screening, spirometry tests and EKGs
  • Perform basic lab tests as needed ( e.g., pregnancy, dipstix, rapid strep, etc)
  • Submit lab specimens and forms to Lab Technician for laboratory pickup
  • Set up appropriate instrument trays for special procedures
  • Apply and remove bandages and dressings, orthopedic appliances such as knee immobilizers, envelope slings, orthotics and similar devices and assist providers in cast, splint and orthopedic appliance applications
  • Select and adjust crutches and provide patient instruction on proper use
  • Check equipment and stock examination room with necessary supplies for the day's work
  • Set up rooms for provider use in accordance to patient's needs; prepare rooms after each use
  • Instruct and counsel patients in their health care according to the physician’s instructions
  • Provide confidential, culturally sensitive and appropriate language translation for provider and patient
  • Administer intramuscular, subcutaneous or intradermal injections, skin tests, venipuncture and skin punctures for withdrawing blood under the direct supervision of the provider
  • Clean and stock exam rooms at end of day; wash, wrap and autoclave instruments according to guidelines
  • Prepare disposable and infectious waste for appropriate disposal
  • Ensure patient encounter forms and other forms and logs are completed accurately
  • Maintain electronic patient records and charges to ensure completeness and accuracy of information
  • Obtain reservation number as needed for appropriate lab tests for FPACT patients with in-house labs performed
  • Complete appropriate electronic forms as required for the patient’s medical treatment, including radiology and laboratory slips and referrals based on provider findings
  • Assist with referral coordination when appropriate
  • Assist in minor surgery and other specialty surgical and medical procedures under the direct supervision of the provider
  • Review, perform and schedule preventive health maintenance per schedule



  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification indicating completion of program and externship from an approved school or hospital
  • CPR Certification (BLS Child, Infant, Adult)
  • Phlebotomy experience; certificate preferred
  • Minimum four years’ back office or three years’ specialty practice experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Good knowledge of general back office procedures, such as taking vitals, performing venipuncture, administering immunizations, etc
  • Good comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology in English and Spanish
  • Emergency response capability for possible crisis situations
  • Experience/familiarity with computers, Microsoft Office products (Word/Excel), business e-mail communication systems and internet search capabilities

Application Instructions

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