Providence Health & Services Medical Assistant - Immediate Care Gateway *$1500 Sign-On Bonus* in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Medical Assistant to Immediate Care Gateway at Gateway Medical Plaza Portland in Portland, OR.
Medical Assistant I or II
Shift: Variable, 12-hour shifts, occassional weekends
Aside from the fantastic benefits offered by Providence, which begins on your first day of employment, we are also offering a $1500 sign on bonus to new hires or eligible rehires!
Competitive pay and benefits that start on day one
Medical Assistant Career Pathway lets you move up to MA-III or MA-IV
Some of the lowest assistant-to-provider ratios, empowering you and your team to deliver the best care
If you qualify, we will send you a text with additional questions from our Modern Hire system. Once you complete, you’ll be invited to self-schedule an interview.
Providence Medical Assistants are placed as Level I or II, based on experience with specific skill sets, certifications, and responsibilities.
As a Medical Assistant I, you will:
Greet and prepare patients for their appointment – confirm identity; record vital signs and other appropriate information, maintain medication and immunization records, and document all interactions
Prepare and maintain examination and treatment areas
Under the delegation of a licensed practitioner, you may:
Obtain specimens; perform required testing; administer medications; and administer vaccines
Assist or perform point-of-care tests and clinical procedures
Float to other clinics as needed
Medical Assistant II performs all the duties above as well as:
Front office tasks such as patient authorizations, scheduling, etc.
Increasingly advanced procedures with validated competencies
Follow procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous, infectious and pharmaceutical waste
Prepare, clean and sterilize, and/or reprocess instruments (autoclaving) and maintain equipment with validated competencies
Assist in orientation of new team members and model best practices
Provide timely communication and information to patients, families and practitioners
Consistently meet skill-based competency expectations
Promote organization mission, vision, and values and serve as an ambassador
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Six (6) months Medical Assistant experience to be eligible for Level II status
AHA-accredited Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
Active National certification/registration:
MA certification must be obtained within 180 days of hire (AMCA, AAMA, AMT, NHA, NCCT, or NAHP)”
Effective verbal and written communication
Ability to interact in a professional manner with colleagues, patients, families, and visitors
Ability to treat people with respect, instill trust in others, and uphold our values
Flexibility to meet the changing needs of patients and clinics
Demonstrated PC skills (ex: MS Office and EHR use)
Awareness of current state, federal, and local laws relating to position and patient care
Expanded knowledge of vaccinations, medications, and their use, including brand and generic names related to the clinic/location supported
Compliance with all applicable infection control and safety procedures
Increasingly expanded knowledge of principles and practices governing MA role and the ability to apply them effectively
Ability to perform delegated work with minimal oversight
Ability to analyze, problem solve, and prioritize multiple tasks under pressure
High degree of accountability with increasing responsibilities
Preferred qualifications include:
Graduate of accredited school for medical assistants or an equivalent combination of course work, experience, and training to qualify to sit for your state or national Certification Exam
Upon hire, active state or national certification/registration by AMCA, AAMA, AMT, NHA, NCCT, or NAHP as a Medical Assistant
About Providence in Oregon
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Medical Assistant
Req ID: 312495