The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is always looking for great people to work full-time, part-time, emergency hire in all positions and all of our locations. These positions perform all duties associated with the operation of the Carson One Stop, Chevron Station, and Travel Plaza. Selected Employees will be responsible for assisting customers, operates cash register, stocks, cleanliness of store, inventory and setup; loss control.   Day/Evening shift and hours vary. Rate of pay is dependent on experience. Must submit and pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check. See below for the latest postings.

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

Medical Assistant

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Posted On: Monday, 24th April 2017
Department: Health Clinic
Location: Gardnerville
Gardnerville, NV
Job Type:
Full Time Non-Exempt
Pay Rate: $12.26- $17.16

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision the Medical Assistant provides simple and complex care to all patients in accordance with the accepted standards of approved care. Consults with the Registered Nurse and/or the Medical Doctor on patient problems, identifies uncertainty in methods of procedure, and reports all incidents that might affect patients, personnel or visitors adversely.  Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Preferred Skills:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient screening and triage.

  • Obtains patient health history.

  • Assists in maintaining order and cleanliness, i.e. in laboratory, exam rooms, and central supply.

  • Administers medications orally and by injection.

  • Guides and instructs patients in self-care activities i.e. personal hygiene, nutrition, family planning, and grooming needs.

  • Sets up and operates specialized equipment for care of patients (i.e., EKG, suction, inhalation therapy, spirometry, etc.).

  • Assists Physician/Clinical Nurse in the application of life saving techniques in emergency cases.

  • Applies dressings and bandages as directed, removes sutures; charts pertinent notes according to standards; gives of a variety of irrigations under direction of Clinical Nurse.

  • Collects and prepares lab specimens i.e. blood, urine, stool, sputum, etc.

  • Draws blood, performs procedures for laboratory tests and EKG’s, and makes referrals to other care providers as needed.

  • Provides Health screening and health education for groups and individuals as indicated and assists in organizing and implementation of immunization program.

  • Maintains inventory in laboratory and supply room and patient exam rooms.

  • Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED and current certification as a Medical Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Must be insurable through the tribe’s medical malpractice policy.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:

  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Knowledge of human body anatomy and physiology, sterile techniques and procedures, how to meet, deal and work with medical, surgical and psychiatric patients,

  • Knowledge of modern principles, methods and procedures of nursing care, including medications, treatments, and patient hygiene and bedside care.

  • Knowledge of current medical terminology.

  • Knowledge of isolation, aseptic and sterile techniques.

  • Ability to lift, stand, and assist patients when transporting, or assist patients in wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility aids.

  • Ability to administer prescribed medications and treatments.

  • Ability to take vital signs.

  • Ability to maintain accurate patient records.

  • Ability to understand and follow technical written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to respond effectively to emergency situations.

  • Ability to learn to effectively operate specialized medical equipment.

  • Ability to work effectively with physicians, registered nurses and other health professionals.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

  • Certified in First Aid and CPR or capable of obtaining certification within three months of hire date.