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Salary: $21.56 – $22.88 Hourly

Location: Lincoln County, OR

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 23-02 (523-3)

Department: Health and Human Services

Division: Lincoln Community Health Center

Opening Date: 01/04/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Position Summary
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
Clinical Performance:

Performs accurate physical measurements, vital signs, screenings, and laboratory tests.
Complete health histories, diet histories, demographic questionnaires and reports patient concerns to health care providers.
Perform vision screening using appropriate methods.
Document patient status addressing patient care plans and makes other observations as appropriate.
Provide education to patients on a one-on-one basis or in groups as directed.
Forecast immunizations using state data systems.
Prepare patient for procedures and examinations.
Assist clinicians during exams, as necessary.
Enter clinic data as required for programmatic reporting and billing.
Collect and handles laboratory specimens and documents procedures.
Maintains a safe, well supplied, and attractive environment for the provision of quality care:

Assess the needs of the clinical area in assembling materials and supplies.
Prepare clinic area by cleaning and arranging equipment and supplies for each clinic visit in a timely and orderly manner in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures.
Maintain inventory/stock of clinic supplies. Re-orders according to protocols.
Follow all clinical protocols regarding exposure to blood and body fluids.
Maintain lab quality control procedures and records.


Performs various tasks to support patient activities:

Document, process, and follow up with referrals, as directed by provider.
Assist patients with prescription assistance programs.
Assist with answering phones and checking in patients as needed.
Maintain referral information for community resources.
Assist patients with referral and application to health plans.
Adhere to protocols regarding “Vaccine Transportation and Storage.” Monitors and records refrigerator temperatures according to protocols.

At School Based Health Centers (SBHCs), provides clinic office support to assure effective clinic flow:

Make clinic appointments following program policies.
Verifies patient Medicaid or private insurance coverage prior to all clinic visits.
Provide accurate information to callers, visitors and SBHC team members.
Assure accuracy of patient information regarding income, insurance, and other factors necessary for proper billing.
Prepare appropriate paperwork for behavioral health appointments.


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.


Job Conditions and Physical Demands

Job Conditions: The employee works in clinic situations under normal working conditions. The position involves potential exposure to blood or other bodily fluids in the clinic areas.

Work Location: Lincoln County

Travel: Frequent travel within the County using personal or County vehicle required.



Physical capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions.

·         Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).

·         Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

·         Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents or violence. Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to disease or pathogenic substances.



Lincoln County is committed to providing reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and essential functions expected of the position.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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