On Call Medical Assistant II

On Call Medical Assistant II

Health and Human Services

Reports To:   
Registered Nurse

FLSA Status:     
Non exempt

TS Range:   

Closing Date:   
Continuously accepting applications to develop a qualified pool.

This part-time, on-call position assists the medical staff in providing medical care to the patients of the Squaxin Island Health Center. Performs functions of Washington State Category A, C, and E Certified Health Care Assistant. Routine duties shall include providing medical care and public health services to individuals eligible for services provided by the IHS in homes, schools, clinics, job sites, and other community locations within the Squaxin Island Service Unit.

(Other duties may be assigned)
Obtains and initially prepares patients medical record. Assists patients into examination rooms.

Determines reason for client visit and obtains patients’ vital signs, clearly and accurately recording this information into patients’ medical records.

Upon determining nature of condition, may institute various diagnostics testing modalities in accordance with standing orders and clinic policy, recording this information into the medical record.

Presents the medical record and explanation of patient’s presence and condition to the clinic nurse, nurse practitioner, physician or physician assistant as indicated.

Maintains a physical presence for chaperone and assistance purposes in exam room when requested while physical examinations and consultations are performed.

Schedules patients for “external to clinic” diagnostic testing and other medical provider referrals as requested by medical provider.
Transmits orders for medications as requested by medical provider.  Interfaces with Contract Health Services department to obtain purchase orders for eligible recipients.

Triage care and facilitates good communication with patient population by answering and returning phone calls after conferring with medical provider to limit patient inconvenience.

Competent with administering childhood immunizations.  Able to administer and instruct use of nebulizer treatments.

Proficient at antecubital blood draws.

Prepares laboratory specimens for transport to lab and executes those tests done in clinic.  Recordkeeping and tracking of labwork and procedures.

Clears and appropriately cleans exam rooms after each patient visit and restocks consumable supplies.  Efficiently cleans and sterilizes instruments.

Assists clinic nurse with maintaining adequate supply of medical appliances, consumable supplies, medications and forms.

Emergency Responder from home to site.

Set up demonstrations, for off site health fairs, health demonstrations and support other events.

Meet primary providers for support during home visits.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Is able to solve conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; puts success of team above own interests, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; recognizes accomplishments of other team members; follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan; supports affirmative action and respects diversity; follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments. Applicant must have computer proficiency.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires one academic year of formal Health Care Assistant education at the post secondary level and a minimum of two years of experience as a Medical Assistant. Education shall include but not be limited to anatomy, physiology, pharmacological principals, and medication administration, concepts of asepsis, and microbiology.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Must be proficient and accurate in medical mathematics.

Must understand the ethical implications and patient confidentiality issues involved in this line of work, particularly in a small community. Must understand and accept his/her  relationship to patients and other licensed health care practitioners. Must understand that his/her provision of health care services take place in a professional, warm, friendly, non-biased environment. Must have the ability to work with and relate to individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Must be a Washington State Certified Health Care Assistant, Category A, C, and E. Must have valid Washington State Driver’s License.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Individual must have adequate physical ability to perform the required health care services, including the following: standing, using hands to finger, handle, or feel, reaching with hands and arms, and talking and hearing on a regular basis; frequently walking and occasionally sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, and tasting or smelling. The individual may also have to frequently lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift 50 – 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level for this work environment is generally moderate. Individual may occasionally work near moving mechanical parts, be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals or electrical shock. Safety requirements include the handling of infections disease cases and the handling and disposal of bio-hazardous materials.

Individual can have no history of illicit or prescription drug abuse. Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to have a pre-employment urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.