Medical Assistant III

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

Job posting number: #7236904 (Ref:10025681)

Posted: April 19, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $21.84 - $32.76 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Medical Assistant III

Join the transformative team atCity of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses.City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, andtreatment facilitiesin Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix.our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission:To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

The Medical Assistant III position at City of Hope plays a crucial role in providing essential administrative, clerical, and non-invasive technical support services under the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider. This role involves contributing to the efficient functioning of healthcare facilities while ensuring patient well-being and satisfaction. Please note that specific job duties may vary depending on the facility's size, location, and type.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Prepares for patient appointments by reviewing and updating patient records prior to appointment. Reviews patient record (EHR) to determine needed services and whether referrals are in process or have been completed since last visit.
  • Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments prior to patient appointment
  • Greets patients and escorts them from the waiting room to exam rooms; Completes rooming activity to include vital signs, height, weight, allergies, chief complaint, screening, medication list, and pharmacy information.Recognizes and reports abnormal results or changes in patient condition to licensed member of care team.
  • Assists provider or nurse upon request during examination / procedure of patient and according to generally accepted medical standards. Practices universal precautions with respect to established safety protocols. Facilitates communication between the provider(s) and patient as needed, including translation as appropriate.
  • Performs basic nursing procedures including thermal applications, non-sterile soaks and applications of simple dressing, perineal care, and urine test. Assists patients with ADLs as indicated
  • Administers injections as ordered and under the direction of licensed clinical care team member and within scope of practice.
  • Performs phlebotomy and specimen collection, if applicable to the clinical setting.
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for the patient and their families.
  • Pre-certifies surgical and other procedures, if appropriate. Schedules tests and off-site procedures when necessary.
  • If applicable to the clinic setting, assists providers in procedures. Responsible for adherence to sterile field set-up, sterile technique, and annual competency validation.
  • Maintains compliance with manufacture guidelines to include, but not limited to disinfectant/sterilization and safe handling of instruments/equipment
  • Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA guidelines.
  • Handles laboratory specimens according to OSHA and CLIA guidelines.
  • Transmits patient education when appropriate using preprinted education materials, links, etc.
  • Replenishes supplies, stocks, and cleans exam rooms daily. Takes medical stock inventory and communicates supply shortage to Clinical leadership
  • Maintains company code of conduct and patient confidentiality as regulated by HIPPA
  • Attends annual CPR, OSHA and CLIA training programs as applicable.
  • Attends all staff meetings
  • Assists with telehealth visits to include but not limited to chart prep, contacting patient prior to appointment, completing virtual rooming process, supporting patient during virtual visit, completing visit wrap-up, scheduling test and off-site procedures where indicated, and charge reconciliation.

Your qualifications should include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program
  • Training in specialty specific assisting a plus
  • Two years of experience in primary care clinical assisting, performing lab test and processing lab and diagnostic study orders, plus must meet one of the following additional experience requirements:
  • Proficiency in Infusion scheduling, including managing schedule
  • Mentoring and/or Precepting of other staff;
  • Leading Clinic throughput;
  • Leading Procedural Clinic
  • Sterile Processing/Equipment Management
  • Serving on a Quality Improvement Team

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, please CLICK HERE.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $21.84 - $32.76 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.


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