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Medical Assistant Level I/II including Special Skills Classes

Sacramento, CA 95816

Sacramento County

Posted 22 weeks ago
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Job Description

Medical Assistant Level I/II including Special Skills Classes
Medical Assistant Level I/II including Special Skills Classes
$40,590.72 - $51,886.80 Annually
Sacramento, CA
Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
County Wide
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The Position
This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
8/29/19 and 9/13/19 (final)
Salary Information:
Level I: $3,382.56 to $4,109.92 monthly
Level II: $3,558.33 to $4,323.90 monthly
Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant performs a variety of technical and administrative supportive services in the provision of patient care; and performs related duties as assigned.
Note: Vacancies may be permanent or intermittent on-call.
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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of
+ Medical office practices, procedures and techniques, including venipuncture, skin puncture, injections and sterile technique
+ Basic medical terminology
+ Basic anatomy and physiology
+ Purposes and objectives of public health organizations
+ The problems, needs, attitudes and behavior patterns of physically, socially, educationally or economically disadvantaged or disabled persons
+ Special skills classes require sufficient knowledge to speak, read, and/or write fluently the language identified in the class title; and/or knowledge of the subcultural group encompassing but not limited to, the various characteristics, problems and social customs unique to the group
Ability to
+ Understand and apply laws, regulations, procedures and protocols
+ Perform venipunctures, skin punctures and injections with speed, accuracy and minimal discomfort to patients
+ Accurately obtain, record and provide patient data and instructions
+ Communicate clearly with a diverse population of co-workers, patients and the public
+ Establish and maintain effective working relationships
+ Understand and accept differences in attitudes toward health problems resulting from medical, cultural, financial or other reasons
+ Special skills classes require the ability to communicate effectively in the specified language and/or use knowledge of the subcultural group to provide specified services to clientele. For example, some positions in the class of Medical Assistant (Lv II) - Laotian Language and Culture may require the ability to interpret and translate in a specific language such as Hmong, Mien, or Lao. Incumbents in special skills positions in this class use the specific language skill in the performance of the duties of the class and may act as consultants to others regarding clients whose primary language is Hmong, Mien, or Lao
+ Lift supplies and/or medical equipment weighing 30 lbs or less
Employment Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
Either: 1. Six months paid or unpaid experience in a private, public or military physician's office, medical clinic, hospital or other medical facility which has provided the required knowledge and abilities.
Or: 2. Six months paid or unpaid experience as an Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or other medical-related service which has provided the required knowledge and abilities.
Or: 3. Completion of a medical assisting certificate program, in which, the major is designed to provide the skills necessary to succeed in Level I positions. Certificate program must involve internship, clinical rotation, and/or practical experience working in a physician's office, hospital, clinic or other appropriate locations.
Note: If you are qualifying under Pattern 3 of the Minimum Qualifications, a copy of certificate program must be submitted with application.
Special Requirements:
Working Conditions:
+ Incumbents may be required to work, regularly or periodically, evenings and weekends
+ Incumbents will be required to have, or obtain, and maintain a valid CPR certificate
+ Incumbents must be willing and able to work with persons infected with communicable diseases and to collect samples of human fluids and wastes including blood, sputum, urine and stool
Physical Requirements:
Incumbents must possess and maintain sufficient strength and the agility to:
+ Assist in patient ambulation and transfers
+ Prepares, stock, and maintains clean examination rooms and other responsibilities requiring repeated standing and walking
+ Frequent pushing/pulling and bending/squatting; and occasional medical equipment operation
+ Lift 30 lbs. or less
+ Administer injections/draw blood; apply/change dressings, splints and casts; and other duties requiring constant holding, reaching, grasping, writing and need for repetitive motion
Special Skills Language Requirement:
Incumbents in the following special skills classes use the specific language and/or subcultural knowledge in the performance of typical tasks shown. In addition, incumbents translate and interpret using standard English and a language other than standard English; and/or act as a consultant to others regarding the specific subcultural group.
+ Cambodian Language and Culture
+ Chinese Language and Culture
+ Laotian Language and Culture
+ Mexican/Spanish Language and Culture
+ Romanian Language and Culture
+ Russian Language and Culture
+ Vietnamese Language and Culture
Probationary Period
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.
Application and Testing Information
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.
County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone ; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667

+ Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
+ Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
+ Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
+ Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
+ A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.
Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
+ Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
+ The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
+ Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
+ If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
+ Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
+ If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
+ For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
+ If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate or Credentials Screening Panel exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.
This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough..... click apply for full job details
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