30+ days ago


Sacramento, CA


Position Summary:

The Medical Assistant supports patient care delivery by helping health care providers during examinations; preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposing of contaminated supplies; sterilizing medical instruments; administering medications on the premises; authorizing drug refills as directed; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies; taking electrocardiograms; removing sutures; changing dressings; assists in the examination and treatment of patients in a fast pace Primary Care setting. The Medical Assistant maintains patient flow to ensure patient care is provided in an orderly and timely manner.


Essential Functions:

  • Perform routine clinical tasks.
  • Complete patient intake, document immunizations on logs, and process all orders in NextGen, electronic health record.
  • Assist with visual and/or audio screenings and documentation thereof.
  • Assist with minor procedures including but not limited to PAP smears, throat culture, biopsies and hands instruments and materials to providers as directed. Prepares specimens for storage and transport.
  • Prepare forms related to patient care and services.
  • If the patient is to pay for outside lab tests, prepare the form and price the test for the receptionist to collect payment. Escort patients from exam room to reception if payment is required.
  • Prepare exams room for providers.
  • Coordinates referral with referral clerks.
  • Process prior authorizations for medications.
  • Prepares and administers vaccines, injections, EKG’s, Point of Care labs, Urine Drug Screens and any CLIA waved lab tests as ordered by medical provider.
  • Complete prescription refills utilizing standing orders/per provider.
  • Sterilizes and cleans instruments. Maintains the sterilization inventory.
  • Educates patients by providing medication and diet information and instructions; answering questions.
  • Completes records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results.
  • Must follow Scope of Practice for Certified Medical Assisting as outlined in the Official California Code of Federal Regulations.
  • Compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, as they pertain to position including; HIPAA, sexual harassment, scope of practice, OSHA, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Operatory and Materials Preparation
  • Patient Charting
  • Provider Assistance
  • Safety and PPE

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical Assistant Diploma from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Care and compassion in working with low income and indigent populations; Skill in working with people of varied social, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
  • Experience with Nextgen or other electronic health record system.
  • Experience in a nonprofit and community clinic setting.
  • Active certification from a Medical Assistant Certifying Board (Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)).


  • Supportive and creative work environment.
  • Medical coverage offered with two of the region's highest quality providers.
  • 403B plan with a 3% match after 90 days.
  • 12 paid days off.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with SNAHC policy. Applicants claiming Indian Preference are encouraged to submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.

EQUALOPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER:Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition or physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or other non-merit factors.

AgeDiscriminationin Employment Act (ADEA): Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non- merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations.

AmericanswithDisabilitiesAct(ADA):SacramentoNative American Health Center, Inc. abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, SNAHC will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

Applicants and employees may request an accommodation of a physical or mental disability at any time in the application process or during employment

Note to Applicants: Please be advised that you may be asked to get a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance as a contingency for an offer of employment. Criminal clearances are obtained to protect the welfare and safety of clients receiving services at SNAHC.