Certified Medical Assistant, Family Medicine

Sutter Health in Nursing and Advance Practice

Job Description

Position Overview:

** This is a Limited Term position


Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF) is a non-profit, multi-specialty health care organization affiliated with Sutter Health. Based in Modesto, SGMF provides quality medical care, health education and research activities in a five-county area. SGMF’s medical staff includes family practitioners, internists and pediatricians, as well as a range of specialist physicians. Services include imaging, nuclear medicine, a health library, health education programs, occupational medicine, diabetes education, nutrition counseling, infertility counseling, and weight management. 


POSITION SUMMARY:  Provides basic administrative, clerical and technical support services under the supervision of a licensed provider for the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation patients and their families.  Assists the physician or other medical providers in implementing the medical care plan to include obtaining history and physical, accurate vital signs, medication administration, tests, and procedures, phone calls, scheduling and obtaining authorizations.  Depending on the position, travel to various Foundation locations may be required.



  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assisting Program.


  • Demonstration of medical assisting skills such as would be obtained in externship portion of Medical Assisting program working in the back office of a licensed physician or podiatrist.


  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers card is required upon hire.
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) – Medical Assisting program with possession of a current certificate or registration through any of the following organizations:  
  • California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA-C)
  • American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • Typing certificate 35 wpm
  • Please Note:  Medical Assistant Program Diploma, Medical Assistant Certification, Typing Certificate and BLS card will be collected.  You may attach documents to your application.


    • Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.
    • Knowledge of what constitutes a medical emergency requiring a physician or licensed nurse’s attention. 
    • Knowledge of scope of practice of a Medical Assistant. 
    • Knowledge of medical terminology. 
    • Knowledge of computers and their applications. 
    • Ability to learn and successfully utilize the electronic health record.

    Special Skills/Equipment:

    • Ability to read, write and verbally communicate effectively and professionally in English.
    • Dosage calculation skills as proven by successful competition of medication test. 
    • Competency in basic Medical Assisting skills such as medication administration, chart documentation, taking vital signs, preparing patients for exam, performing basic testing such as finger sticks, ECGs etc.
    • Ability to efficiently operate office equipment, i.e. fax, photocopy machine, etc.
    • Organizational skills are important for this position.
    • The ability to manage multiple priorities and demands on time, while remaining calm. 
    • Excellent customer service skills are required for this position. 
    • The ability to be flexible, be efficient and learn quickly.
    Organization:Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
    Employee Status: Limited Term
    Benefits: Yes
    Position Status: Non-Exempt
    Union: No
    Job Shift: Day
    Shift Hours:8 Hour Shift
    Days of the Week Scheduled:Monday-Friday
    Weekend Requirements: None
    Schedule: Full Time
    Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:80
    Applications Accepted:All Applications Accepted

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