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Medical Assistant


High Desert State Prison - Susanville

California Correctional Health Care Services

Northern California

Full Time

Until Filled

Medical Assistant
$34,848 - $45,828 Annual Range 

Under the administrative supervision of the Supervising Registered Nurse (SRN) II/III, Correctional Facility (CF), and the clinical supervision of a Physician and Surgeon, CF, or Physician and Surgeon, CF (Internal Medicine/Family Practice), the Medical Assistant (MA) provides support to primary care providers in a variety of health care settings.  The MA, under the clinical direction of a provider or the valid authorization by a provider’s order, is responsible for performing patient oriented procedures, providing support to the Primary Care Team (PCT) for daily clinic operations, communicating effectively with patients and members of the PCT and other health care team members, and performing administrative duties.  The MA is responsible for addressing the ongoing needs of patients, working with the physicians and other health care providers, and promoting the efficient, appropriate, and cost-effective use of health care resources.

Possession of a valid certificate from an agency approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Medical Board of California to practice as a Medical Assistant.

Department of Consumer Affairs approved agencies include:
  • American Association of Medical Assistants:    
  • American Medical Certification Association:
  • American Medical Technologists:
  • California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants:
  • Multi-skilled Medical Certification Institute, Inc:
**Failure to provide proof of meeting the minimum qualifications of the classification through experience and/or education (include copy of college degree and/or transcript and certificate if required) may eliminate you from being considered for the position. You must have ACTIVE certification status to be considered for this position.

Please review the appropriate bulletin/assessment on the Bulletin Page for the Minimum Qualifications and, if qualified, complete the Assessment according to the instructions.
How To Apply: You may apply for this position by clicking "Apply Now" on the top or bottom of this page. 
Contact or 530-251-5100 ext. 5648 for your questions regarding the application process, and/or status of your application.
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Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) was implemented. PLP 2020 requires that each full-time employee receive a 9.23 percent reduction in pay in exchange for 16 hrs PLP 2020 leave credits through June 2022.     

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