Medical Assistant I - Non-Invasive Cardiology Clinic
Kern medical
 Bakersfield, CA

Requisition Number: MEDIC02382

Kern Medical has been a community cornerstone since its founding in 1867. Today, we are an acute care teaching center with 222 beds, offering the only advanced trauma care between Fresno and Los Angeles. Kern Medical offers a range of primary, specialty, and multi-specialty services including high-risk pregnancy care, inpatient psychiatric services integrated with county mental health programs, and a growing network of outpatient clinics providing personalized patient-centered wellness care. Kern Medical cares for 15,500 inpatients and 125,000 clinic patients a year.

Career Opportunities within Kern Medical include many benefits such as:

  • New Hire Premium: +6% of base rate of pay, matched up to 6% if contributed to Deferred Compensation Plan.
  • A Comprehensive Benefits Package: includes Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.

Position: Medical Assistant I - Non-Invasive Cardiology Clinic

Job Description

Under direct supervision of either a licensed physician or podiatrist, OR a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse midwife, under the physician's or podiatrist's written instruction, performs routine, basic medical assistant tasks related to the care and treatment of patients in an outpatient clinic setting.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Medical Assistant I is the entry level of the Medical Assistant flexible classification series. Incumbents in this class perform basic Medical Assistant duties, in an out-patient clinic setting, which requires interaction with patients, patients' families, and members of the public. Promotion to Medical Assistant II is considered on a merit basis, subject to recommendation of the department head and approval by the Director of Human Resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Escorts patients to exam rooms; prepares for exam and treatment; takes and records vital signs and other necessary measurements; records chief complaint and allergies;
  • Administers immunizations and medications; and performs office testing and treatments, as ordered by the provider; and collects, prepares, and transports specimens for laboratory testing;
  • Applies and removes bandages and wound dressings; removes sutures and/or staples from superficial incisions or lacerations;
  • Assists provider with exams, procedures, and minor surgeries; and acts as chaperon, as needed;
  • Uses universal blood and body fluid precautions at all times and personal protective equipment as needed;
  • Applies orthopedic appliances;
  • Performs ear lavage;
  • Acts as liaison between provider and patient;
  • Answers incoming telephone calls, documents all telephone encounters in the medical record;
  • Prepares and processes necessary forms for referrals and eligibility;
  • Cleans and disinfects equipment, exam rooms, and storage areas;
  • Orders supplies and stocks patient care areas;
  • Submits requisitions for needed maintenance and repairs;
  • Obtains and organizes patient medical records; including lab, x-ray, referral, and other needed reports;
  • Performs urine pregnancy testing;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards:

High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program.

Additional Requirements:

Possess and maintain a current, clean, and clear American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card. Care coordination experience preferred.

Appointees not possessing the BLS card must successfully complete appropriate training and qualify for the BLS card within sixty (60) days of appointment or employment will be terminated.

Incumbents must obtain and maintain a clean and clear certification, as a Certified Medical Assistant, through the American Association of Medical Assistants, American Medical Technologists or California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants within one (1) year of appointment or employment will be terminated.

Some assignments may require: Basic Dysrhythmia certification.

Knowledge of: A variety of techniques, methods, procedures, and equipment utilized in patient care; medical terminology and metric measurement.

Ability to: Utilize patient care techniques, methods, procedures, and equipment; maintain effective relations with medical staff and the public; follow written and oral instructions; react competently in emergency situations; read and record medical terminology and metric measurement; maintain medical records.



  • Employees must maintain all health requirements designated by Kern Medical;
  • Depending on assignment incumbents may be required to possess and maintain specific certificates of competency as a condition of employment;
  • A background check may be required for this classification.

All Kern Medical employees are designated “Disaster Service Workers”. In the event of a disaster or civil disorder, all Kern Medical employees are to remain at work or to report to work in a safe and practicable manner.