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Deschutes County Medical Assistant, Part-time in Bend, Oregon

Medical Assistant, Part-time



Medical Assistant, Part-time


$2,735.95 - $3,666.44 Monthly


Bend, OR

Job Type

Regular, part time, pro-rated benefits


Health Services

Job Number



1/28/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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Deschutes County is accepting applications for a part-time Medical Assistant. This position works side-by-side with Nurse Practitioners or physicians to prepare and interview clients for visits, and tests and performs administrative duties as assigned. Duties include checking in/out patients; verifying patient information; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit; preparing patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests, taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; keeping supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders, and verifying receipt and delivery; maintaining safe, secure and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations; preparing for and assisting with clinical procedures, including care and sterilization of instruments; preparing specimens for daily pick-up; and maintaining clinic flow. In addition, this position interprets for Spanish-speaking clients and may be asked to translate clinic materials for their use.

*This job posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and functions.

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This classification is under review. Changes to job duties and requirements may occur.


$2,735.95 to $3,666.44 per month for a 138.14 hour work month. Salary normally starts at the first step. Excellent pro-rated County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience working within a health or human services field; OR Certified Medical Assistant with one year of experience working in a health or human services field.

Preference will be given for:

  • Certified Medical Assistant.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Must have knowledge in the following:

  • Medical screening techniques.

  • Interviewing techniques.

  • HIPAA regulations.

  • Community resources and services.

  • Electronic Health Records.

Must have skills in the following:

  • Organizing, planning and prioritizing activities involved in completing daily schedules and projects.

  • Human relations skills to communicate technical and involved information to medical providers, clients, staff and county partners.

Must have a demonstrated ability to:

  • Create a positive rapport with clients and families.

  • Perform critical analysis.

  • Collaborate with service providers, medical office assistants and all service staff.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others at all times.

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Learn necessary programs to effectively check in clients.

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Physical Requirements.Must have the ability to work in an office that is environmentally controlled; possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry at an advanced level; arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment; visual acuity to read small type; and the ambulatory ability to attend meetings in other offices or conference rooms. The position is frequently required to sit, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, stand, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds.

Excellent County benefit package when eligible.

Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.

Employer paid benefit offerings include:

  • Life Insurance for employee and dependents

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Retirement Program through Oregon PERS

  • Time Management Leave

Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:

  • 125 Flexible Spending Program

  • 457 Deferred Compensation Program

  • Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance

To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please click on Employee Benefits.


This position requires three years of experience working in a health or human services field; OR Certified Medical Assistant with one year of experience working in a health or human services field?

  • Yes

  • No


Please describe how you meet the minimum qualification as listed above.


Preference will be given for a Certified Medical Assistant. Are you a Certified Medical Assistant?

  • Yes

  • No


Preference will be given for bilingual in English and Spanish. Do you speak and/or write in English and Spanish?

  • No.

  • Yes, I speak English and some Spanish.

  • Yes, I speak English and Spanish fluently.

  • Yes, I speak and write in English and Spanish.

Required Question


Deschutes County Human Resources


1300 NW Wall Street Suite 201Bend, Oregon, 97703


(541) 330-4643



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