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Trinity Health Student Medical Assistant in DES MOINES, Iowa

Employment Type:

Part time



Student Medical Assistant role is for students who want their Certified Medical Assistant certification. While working for MercyOne, we will pay for your Tuition at Mercy College of Health Science for your CMA.

The Student Medical Assistant creates opportunity by offering paid training – with benefits – to aspiring Medical Assistants (MA) enrolled in a an accredited Medical Assistant program! Developed in collaboration with Mercy College of Health Sciences , this position includes on the job training in a MercyOne clinic with experienced staff as they provide patient care. Upon successful completion of your Medical Assistant program and Certification, Student Medical Assistants are eligible to be promoted to a Certified Medical Assistant and join the more than 7,000 professional health care colleagues of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. Under direct supervision, the Student Medical Assistant participates in the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and well-being of all patients. Accurately performs preliminary physical tests such as: measures blood pressure, records weight, temperature, pulse and respirations and other measures as directed by established clinical protocols.


  • Performs general patient care, including greeting and preparing patients for the healthcare provider, by following established standards and procedures.

  • Obtains and records vital signs including but not limited to, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight, drug allergies, and current medications and presenting problem. Additionally, may be required to draw and collect blood samples and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

  • Administers ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically, rectal, ophthalmic and/or inhalant administration.

  • Follows clinic procedure/protocol for the organization and management of the electronic medical record (i.e. test results, retrieval, filing, creation, repair, charging of electronic medical record).

  • May perform routine tests including, but not limited to, EKGs.

  • Schedules patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing. Communicates with patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by healthcare provider.

  • Documents patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the healthcare provider. Communicates plan(s) of care with patient and family,

  • Escalates non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the Clinic Manager or healthcare provider(s).

  • Provides for patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights. Ensures safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Clinic Manager, Lead or as requested by healthcare provider(s).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Enrollment in the Mercy College Student Medical Assisting program required

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran