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Medical Assistant Apprentice

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Job ID: 57328
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant Apprentice for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.

Hourly compensation is $21.63 – $29.13; hiring rate dependent on qualifications, professional experience, and/or work location.


Participate in on-the-job training learning to perform duties of Medical Assistant. Under direct supervision, learn to assist health care professionals in the delivery of direct patient care in an ambulatory patient care setting. Must be enrolled in Medical Assistant Training Program.


  1. Prepares patients for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as applicable. Takes and records patient history and vital signs as applicable.
  2. Prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.
  3. Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  4. May transport specimens.
  5. May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.
  6. May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.
  7. May provide phone screening of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.
  8. Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School or equivalent


  • College placement exam. Qualifications per program requirements.
    • WA: able to enter Math 087/091 and English 098


  • Must obtain the following National Certification within 12 months of hire:
    • Clinical Medical Assistant certification through the National Health Career Associates (NHA)
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer and office equipment. Familiarity with desktop computing tools, multi-line phone systems and insurance billing preferred.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Understand the principles of asepsis if applicable.


  • Washington: Must obtain WA MA state license after completion of program and certification.


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation, or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

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