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Oregon Health & Science University Medical Assistant Opportunities in Portland, Oregon

Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. It educates health professionals and scientists and provides leading-edge patient care, community service and biomedical research.

If you are interested in an opportunity to learn, grow and make a difference, then being a Medical Assistant at OHSU is the right job for you. OHSU is working to excel in patient care and customer service, as measured by national rankings, and wants you to be part of our team. Most importantly we want employees who are committed to being as good as they can possibly be because “patients may forget what you did for them but they will never forget how you made them feel.” We in turn want you to feel great so we offer extra benefits like a comprehensive employee wellness program, tuition assistance and vacation accrual that begins right away.

The Medical Assistant provides a full range of support as part of the medical care team. This position functions within the Medical Assistant Scope of Boundaries as defined by OHSU. Primary duties of this position are: rooming, collecting patient vital signs, point of care testing, documentation in the electronic medical record (EHR), maintaining clinic flow, stocking exam rooms, assisting with procedures and treatments, and communicating with efficiency and diplomacy. The Medical Assistant works under the clinical direction of the physician, and has a direct reporting relationship to the Practice Manager.

Medical Assistant positions are represented by the AFSCME union. Incentives include:

  • Salary Range: $19.44 - $24.74 per hour

  • Some positions will have a $1,000.00 hiring bonus for new employees, noted below with *

  • Applicants may be eligible for a $1,000.00 hiring bonus for positions (some positions will have an additional $1,000.00 bonus, noted below with *)

  • Free Tri-Met Pass, plus free rides on the Aerial Tram and Portland Street Car

  • Experienced certified MAs have an opportunity to promote into a Medical Assistant 2 classification if all criteria is met after one year at OHSU.

Current Full Time Medical Assistant openings for the week of April 7th - April 14th:

  • Ambulatory Float Pool – South Waterfront – 2 positions

  • Ambulatory Services Westside – Beaverton, OR – 1 position

  • Ambulatory Talent Pool – South Waterfront – 6 positions

  • Arthritis & Rheumatology Division – Marquam Hill – 1 position*

  • COVID-19 Response, OHSU Occupational Health – Marquam Hill – 5 positions*

  • COVID Testing Sites – South Waterfront – 11 positions*

  • Center for Women's Health – Marquam Hill – 1 position*

  • CHH Oncology – South Waterfront – 1 position

  • Child Development and Rehabilitation Center – Downtown – 1 position

  • Community Hematology Oncology – Northwest – 1 position*

  • Community Hematology Oncology – Tualatin, OR – 1 position*

  • Department of Medicine, Medicine Specialties Clinic – Marquam Hill – 2 positions

  • Dermatology – South Waterfront – 3 positions*

  • Diabetes Center – Marquam Hill – 2 positions*

  • Digestive Health Center – South Waterfront – 2 positions*

  • Doernbecher General Pediatrics & Adolescent Health Clinic – Marquam Hill – 1 position

  • Doernbecher Pediatrics Bethany Village – Beaverton, OR – 1 position

  • Ear Nose & Throat, Department of Otolaryngology – Marquam Hill – 1 position*

  • Family Medicine at CHH – South Waterfront – 3 position*

  • Family Medicine at Gabriel Park – Southwest – 3 positions*

  • Family Medicine at Richmond – Southeast – 3 positions*

  • Family Medicine Richmond Walk-In Clinic – Southeast – 1 position

  • Knight Cancer Oncology – South Waterfront – 3 positions*

  • Neurological Surgery – South Waterfront – 1 position*

  • Neurology – South Waterfront – 4 positions*

  • Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation – South Waterfront – 2 positions*

  • Pediatric Cardiology – Marquam Hill – 1 position

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology – Marquam Hill – 1 position

  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic & Infusion – Marquam Hill – 1 position

  • Pediatric Neurology – Marquam Hill – 1 position

  • Pediatric Oncology & Infusion Center – Marquam Hill – 1 position

  • Pediatric Specialties Floater – Marquam Hill – 1 position

  • Surgery Clinics – Marquam Hill – 1 position

  • University Fertility Consultants – South Waterfront – 1 position*

  • = This department is offering a $1,000.00 hiring bonus incentive for newly hired employees filling this vacancy

Part Time, Relief, Temporary or Flex Positions:

  • Family Medicine at CHH – South Waterfront – 2 relief positions

  • Family Medicine at Gabriel Park – Southwest – 1 relief position

  • Family Medicine at Richmond – Southeast – 2 relief positions

  • OHSU Immediate Care – South Waterfront – 1 relief position

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Current BLS certification at hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)

  • Successful completion of an OHSU competency test prior to completion of probation or the internal job change evaluation period

  • One of the following three:

  • Completion of a nationally recognized accredited medical assistant training program, including a practicum (externship) of at least 160 hours, OR

  • Successful completion of a formal medical services training program of the United States Armed Forces, OR

  • Current Oregon Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license (basic or advance) and national EMT registration with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT.)

  • For those completing medical assistant training or formal military medical services training as referenced above in #1 and #2, the following is also required (Those qualifying under the EMT qualification are exempt from this requirement.)

  • Medical Assistant (MA) certification received from a nationally recognized and accredited certifying body, upon hire or by the completion of the probationary period or internal job change evaluation period, as appropriate. Must be maintained for the duration of employment.

  • Currently, these include:

  • The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), awarding the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

  • The American Medical Technologists (AMT), awarding the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

  • The National Center for Competency Testing, awarding the National Certified MA (NCMA)

  • The National Health Career Association, awarding the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

  • Intermediate computer proficiency

  • Ability to successfully serve a variety of diverse customers in difficult situations

  • Ability to provide service excellence, kindness, and compassion to all customers, including patients and other OHSU team members

  • Skill in developing and maintaining professional relationships

  • Ability to prioritize work demands

  • Ability to interpret and follow policies, procedures, and protocols

  • Basic applied math skills, including calculations and conversions

  • Proven record of reliable attendance, punctuality, and successful performance with past and present employers

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

  • American Association of Medical Assistants certification (CMA)

  • Associates Degree

  • One year of work experience in a medical office setting, including high volume direct patient contact in both front and back office

  • Experience working with an electronic medical record system, preferably Epic

  • A bilingual fluency in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Mandarin/Cantonese, Arabic or American Sign Language (Candidate must pass a language proficiency examination provided by OHSU prior to utilizing additional language skills in patient care encounters)

  • Formal customer service training, conflict management training, and/or communication training

  • Clinical experience within the past 6 to 9 months

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2021-9127

External Company URL: dturner

Job Type: AFSCME union represented

Posting Department: Oregon Health & Science University