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Medical Assistant

Company: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Co
Location: Westminster
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

PPOSBC is looking for a full-time Medical Assistant at our Westminster Health Center. 

  • Schedule is a 4/10 work week (one weekend day is required)

At PPOSBC, we understand the importance of a well-rounded benefits program and are dedicated to providing you with unique benefits that meet the needs of you and your family. We are proud to offer a range of plans that help protect you in the case of illness or injury including:

  • A competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and eligible dependents, life insurance, and long term disability. 
  • Benefits coverage starts after one full month of employment!
  • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday benefits!
  • Generous 401(k) matching contributions and more!
  • To view our detailed benefits guide, please visit our career site at www.pposbccareers.org

Essential Functions:  Essential functions encompass the required tasks, duties and responsibilities performed as part of the job and the reason the job exists.


  • Adhere to agency’s policies, procedures and protocols.  This may include successfully completing agency, regional and/or state certification requirements.
  • Independently perform and/or coordinate the following back-office functions:
    • Effectively communicates with Licensed Provider any and all information regarding patient disclosure of violence, abuse or unsafe living situations during patient interactions.
    • Perform injections and blood draws following the California code of regulations.
    • Perform and record basic lab work (Hgb, pregnancy tests, urine dipsticks, rapid HIV, etc.).
    • Process specimens for external lab tests.
    • Obtain vital signs (blood pressure, height, weight, etc.).
    • Clean and sterilize equipment, stock exam rooms.
    • Assist licensed staff, as needed.
    • MA only patient visits.
    • Obtain patient medical history.
    • Schedule appointments and refers patients for follow-up medical services including abortion services.
  •  Assist and support the clinical staff in the: 
    • The provision of contraceptives, including inventory management.
    • The provision of primary care services including performing EKG, pulse oximeter, A1C test, including but not limited to assisting with procedures as directed by Provider.
    • The provision of abortion services such as but not limited to:
      • Performs a variety of tasks in the laboratory including, but not limited to assisting in analyzing products of conception up to 23.6 weeks.
      • Assist physician during procedures providing ultrasound guidance and assistance for Laminaria and Digoxin administration to patients up to 23.6 weeks.
      • Provide patient care by:
        • Pre-procedure: connecting to EKG, B/P, and pulse oximeter;
        • Post-procedure: transporting to recovery room, wiping and cleaning bodily fluids.
  • Comply with infection control, safety and emergency guidelines.
  • Work to ensure patient satisfaction.  Establish rapport with patient, remaining cognizant of and responsive to needs for medical and educational care delivered in a professional, expedient manner.
  • Prepare center for opening and secure for closing, as required.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the manager. 

Licensure and/or Certification Requirements:

  • Medical Assistant’s Certificate from an accredited school required.

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or General Educational Development “GED” required.

Minimum Work Experience:

  • Minimum 1 -2 years’ experience in clinical setting required.
  • Recent experience within in the past 2 years performing blood draws and injections required.
  • Reproductive, managed/primary health care and/or abortion services experience desirable.

Language Requirements/Preference:

  • Some positions require bilingual skills (reading, writing, and speaking). If required, candidate will be tested for proficiency prior to offer.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to demonstrate mature judgment, initiative and critical thinking.
  • Ability to relate to diverse communities.
  • Must possess a warm, caring demeanor.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is essential.
  • Ability to read and implement written instructions.
  • Ability to physically assist a patient in distress.
  • Surgical services require the ability to physically transport patient from procedure to recovery room.
  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times.
  • Able to work flexible hours and locations within PPOSBC as required.


Planned Parenthood/Orange and San Bernardino Counties is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, equal pay, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military, veteran status or any other federal or state protected class. We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Keywords: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Co, Westminster , Medical Assistant, Other , Westminster, California

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