Lincoln CountyNewport 97365
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Certified Medical Assistant- Obat

Lincoln County
Full Time Lincoln County Health & Human Services, 1010 SW Coast Hwy #203, Newport, OR 97365, United States


Your job in the department is to . . . Perform a wide variety of paraprofessional medical and mental health support duties, including assisting in the identification of patient needs through screening, interviewing and observation and in implementing care or treatment plans. 

Your job also involves . . .Preparing patients for procedures and examinations and assisting in the effective delivery of health care to patients by providing support services including laboratory tests, vital signs, maintenance of patient records, obtaining and entering demographic data and billing information, scheduling appointments and generally maintaining clinic flow.  Working with patients in addiction treatment if assigned OBAT. Working with veterans and the VA medical center if assigned.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Typical Qualifications


Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma / GED


Certification(s) required 

Specifics: A valid, unencumbered Medical Assistant Certification or completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program and the ability to obtain certification within 90 days of hire.               

Driver’s License

Oregon Driver's License required

Specifics: within 30 days of appointment.

Other Licenses

Other License required 

Specifics: The employee is required to maintain current and active licensure and certifications, as applicable, and to provide copies of the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals.

Desirable Qualifications: At least one year of experience in a health care setting is preferred. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for the Latino population are preferred.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The required knowledge, skills and/or abilities are listed below:

Knowledge of:

  • Medical terminology.
  • Anatomy.
  • Basic clinical procedures.
  • First aid and CPR.
  • Safety and sanitation.

Skill or ability to:

  • Provide culturally appropriate services in the health care setting.
  • Document accurately and legibly in writing and using electronic medical record systems.
  • Perform simple mathematical calculations.
  • Conform to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and related regulations.
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.   
  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.  
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.