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Linn County Medical Assistant (HCT21)

Company: Benton County Oregon
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary

Position: Medical Assistant - Linn County

Department: Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties (CHC), a five-clinic integrated primary care system across Benton and Linn Counties. For more information about the CHC visit:

Job type: Full-time, benefited

The first review of applications will be on May 30, 2024. Applications that are submitted after this date may or may not be considered for interviews. The posting may close without notice after the first review date when a sufficient number of qualified candidates are received.
Salary information:
Medical Assistant - Health Care Technician 1 - Range HCT21 - Salary $41,346 - $54,252 Annually
Medical Assistant underfill - Health Care Assistant 3 - Range HCA13 - Salary $38,051 - $48,634 Annually
This position guarantees two salary raises within your first year as long as your performance is in good standing
Work location:
Primary location is East Linn Health Center in Lebanon, OR.

Clinic Highlights: Primary Care, Community Health Workers, Behaviorists, Nurse Care Coordinators. Works closely with Linn County Behavioral Health Providers

All Medical Assistants may be asked to cover at other CHC sites when the need arises to support the delivery of patient care services. Mileage reimbursement available per county guidelines.
Position summary
Medical Assistants (MA) work with health care providers to deliver primary care to clients of the Community Health Centers by preparing patients for physical exams, recording health information, phlebotomy, collecting specimens, performing screening tests, and performing administrative/clerical duties related to the patient care process. Other responsibilities include supply and immunization inventory and training new staff when necessary.

MA work in a patient centered, team-based care delivery model serving a diverse patient population. This position provides support to proactive patient care and care coordination.

The goal is to fill this position as a Medical Assistant. However, applicants who can meet the minimum qualifications for the Medical Assistant within one year or less of on-the-job training are encouraged to apply as "underfill" candidates. Employees hired into the Medical Assistant level position as an underfill will be hired as a Medical Assistant underfill and then re-classified to the Medical Assistant upon passing trial service and meeting the minimum qualifications for that classification.

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Minimum Qualifications
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

Medical Assistant - Health Care Technician 1 (HCT21)

Technical training beyond high school in Medical Assisting or a directly related field that allows for a State or Federal recognized medical assistant certification; AND
One year of work experience in a similar field or work setting (e.g., nursing assistant, home health aides, personal care aides).
Must have State or Federal recognized medical assistant certification at the time of hire.
Medical Assistant Underfill - Health Care Assistant 3 (HCA13)
Technical training beyond high school in Medical Assisting or a directly related field that allows for a State or Federal recognized medical assistant certification; AND
Must be able to obtain State or Federal recognized medical assistant certification within 6 months of hire.
Special requirements:
Training and skill to be able to administer immunizations to patients of all ages or willingness to learn.
Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
Your Total Compensation/Benefits
Spend more time with your family, friends and get back to doing what you love!
10 Paid Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays + 8 hours of vacation accrual every month + sick leave! Vacation accrual increases with years of service.
$0 Health Insurance Premium!
Medical, Dental and Vision - cover your whole family without paying a dime.
The County currently pays up to $10.28 per hour to cover your health benefits ($1,781 a month for a family plan, $21,372 a year).
In addition, the County contributes up to $1,400 per year to your Health Savings or Retirement account!
Apart from your deductible you can use this money for things that aren't traditionally paid by insurance - i.e. Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other preventative type medications
You never lose your Health Savings Account funds as it rolls over from year to year
Dependents up to age 26 are covered!
Get ready for retirement. Save money without putting in money!
After 6 months of employment:
The County makes a retirement contribution of 6% of your salary towards Oregon PERS!
The County makes a deferred compensation 457b plan contribution of 1.5% of your salary! You can add more if you wish.
A free and award-winning wellness program.
Interactive and personalized approach focused on your whole health
Onsite and virtual seminars, wellness challenges and fun activities
Monetary incentives and cool prizes to engage everyone and meet your individual needs
100% employer-paid coverage for AD&D ($100,000), Life ($50,000), and Long Term Disability coverage.
Supplemental plans are available at reasonable rates!
Annual salary range of:
Medical Assistant - Health Care Technician 1 $41,346 - $54,252
Medical Assistant underfill - Health Care Assistant 3 $38,051 - $48,634
This position guarantees two salary raises within your first year. Increases are given at the end of the 6 month probationary period and at the 1 year anniversary, as long as your performance is in good standing! Increases are given until the maximum of the salary range is reached.
For most employees who take advantage of health benefits the salary only makes up 60% of their total compensation. The County invests in you and your family!
Have benefits questions?
Reach out to us anytime:
We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members. The strength of our organization lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at Benton County.

Benton County Health Services
Benton County Health Services includes The Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties and Benton County Public Health Department. This position is with the Community Health Centers (CHC), a mission-driven organization with a heart in leading health care transformation. Community Health Centers are committed to providing high quality client care and improving health outcomes. We need experienced, dynamic and motivated medical assistants to join our team. We are certified Patient Centered Primary Care Homes (PCPCH) and are recognized as innovators in health care delivery. Our clinics use multidisciplinary care teams where the MA's play an integral role to improving individual, family, and community health outcomes. We provide primary care services through six clinics that span across Benton and Linn Counties.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to
LaNoi Martin, Interim Co-Deputy Director
Benton County Health Clinics

Working & Living in Benton County
Perfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and 40 miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural activities. Combined with outdoor recreation galore in the Cascade Range 80 miles to the east and the Coastal Range and Pacific Ocean 50 miles west, the county's 90,000 residents like to say they "have it all."

Working at Benton County

Living in Benton County

How to Apply
To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out all information in the online application and complete the questionnaire. Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.
Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date, or the first review date will be considered.
Answer all supplemental questions.
After you Apply
You will get an email stating your application has been submitted. Log in to your NeoGov account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or notifications, and make sure to complete these tasks before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the "My Applications" section.
Be sure to check both your email and NeoGov account for updates regarding this recruitment.
Additional information
This is a FLSA non-exempt position.
This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans' preference please be sure to attach your DD214 or Disability letter from the VA.
Benton County does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States . click apply for full job details

Keywords: Benton County Oregon, Albany , Linn County Medical Assistant (HCT21), Other , Lebanon, Oregon

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