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CommonSpirit Health Medical Assistant in Sacramento, California


Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health – one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive healthcare services to the many communities we serve.

As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies, finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care, while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.


Position Summary:

The Medical Assistant (MA) position is responsible for knowing his/her professional scope of practice as defined by the California Business and Professional Code and for satisfactorily completing the Dignity Health Medical Foundation orientation period that includes demonstrating skills and behaviors that meet a fully competent level of performance. The MA maintains a clean, organized, and safe environment, and performs patient care services that support the physician / provider's practice under the clinical supervision of the Physician, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant, or Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Core Duties:

  • Assisting in prepping patients for examinations or procedures, assisting with procedures, relaying instructions from the physician to a patient or authorized person, and collecting patient data

  • Documenting patient concerns, patient concerns, patient messages, and care provided to the patient in the patient’s medical record for the physician's review

  • Administrating medications specifically directed by the physician and performing accurate vital sign measurements and documentation.

This position may have access to third party credit card information and transaction systems (cash registers, point of sale devices, applications supporting credit card transactions, and reports or other documents containing credit card information) from single transactions or a single card at a time.


Six (6) month's experience in an outpatient setting as a Medical Assistant preferred. The MA in Occupational Health must obtain (unless they already have) and maintain all needed certifications within 90 days of hire and have the ability to recertify and pass testing annually for those certifications in order to remain actively employed in the Occ Med department. Preference will be given to candidates that possess the required certifications in DOT drug screen collections and Breath Alcohol Testing and/or that have prior Occupational Health experience. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills are essential. Medical terminology, familiarity with CPT and ICD-9 coding procedures and reference tools, and pharmacology appropriate to the Medical Assistant scope of practice is essential. Ability to work at other locations as needed. Familiarity with an electronic practice management system is preferred. Licensure/Certifications: DOT Drug Screen Certification, Pulmonary Function Testing, Mask Fit Testing, Audiology Testing, FBI Clearance, Breath Alcohol Testing Certification, CPR.

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Job ID 2021-148364

Employment Type Full Time

Department Occupational Health

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Work Schedule 8 Hour

Location CA-Sacramento