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Primary Health Care Medical Assistant in Marshalltown, Iowa

Looking for an opportunity to do amazing work helping others? You've come to the right place. Let's make a difference! PHC is a community health center offering medical, dental, pharmacy, and supportive services in Ames, Des Moines, & Marshalltown.

As a Medical Assistant, you will support the delivery of healthcare by providing clinical care and administrative support as delegated by licensed clinical staff. You will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to welcome patients to a safe and inclusive environment and to engage patients in holistic care. This position is full-time and will typically work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 11 AM - 8 PM and will participate in the Saturday rotation 9 AM - 1 PM, which typically requires clinic support staff to work approximately 1 Saturday per quarter. Schedule is not guaranteed and may change based on clinic needs.

This position is eligible for a $2,000 sign-on bonus. See details in the Compensation & Benefits section of this posting.

What You'll be Doing

  • Documents patient care accurately and timely in the electronic health record. (Clinical documentation)

  • Facilitates the patient rooming and intake process and obtains accurate patient vital signs per established workflow. (Patient rooming, intake, and vital signs)

  • Performs point-of-care testing per CLIA guidelines and other established workflows. Ensures service orders are completed timely. (Point-of-care testing)

  • Administers medications, immunizations, and treatments per written or standing orders. (Medication administration)

  • Performs lab and diagnostic testing per written orders, explains testing procedure and preparation, and reports test results per procedure. Ensures test orders are completed timely. (Lab & diagnostic testing)

  • Completes timely prior authorizations and referrals per established guidelines. (Prior authorizations and referral management)

  • Answers and returns phone calls timely.

  • Prepares for exam/procedure and assists provider as requested.

  • Provides patient education appropriate to the patient’s age and identified learning needs.

  • Collaborates with assigned Care Team by participating in team huddles and pre-visit planning for scheduled patients.

  • Completes and accurately documents quality controls per established process.

  • Performs pre-cleaning and transport of contaminated instruments per infection control policies and procedures.

  • Routinely evaluates supply levels in exam rooms, removing expired supplies and restocking as appropriate.

    Qualifications You Need to Bring

  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program

  • Current Medical Assistant Certification or Registration issued by AAMA, AMT, NCCT or NHA

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers Certification *

  • Mandatory Reporter Certification *

  • Must be obtained with Introductory Period if not current.

We Take Care of Our Employees!

Your experience and skills determine the pay we offer within our range.

PHC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Generous PTO accrual (equal to 4 weeks at end of 1st year) plus paid holidays

  • License/certification fee reimbursement

  • Paid time off for continuing education & continuing education reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • 401k with company match

  • Medical insurance - PHC Pays, on average, 80% of medical premiums for all plan types (employee, employee + family, etc.)

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Life & disability insurance

  • Flexible spending & health savings accounts

  • Supplemental accident & critical illness insurance

  • Discounts on pet insurance

Visit for a summary of PHC’s benefits.