Position Description / Details
This position is responsible for supporting students in the Medical Assisting Program during open lab hours on a variable schedule in the performance of medical assisting duties. These skills/duties may include but are not limited to: taking vitals, administering medications, setting up and working in a sterile field, performing procedural and diagnostic coding, and performing invasive procedures such as venipuncture. Position reports to the Medical Assisting Program Director. This is a support position, designed to allow increased practice time for students prior to entering clinical placements. No new material is to be presented by this person, only reiteration and reinforcement of the training the students have received from authorized faculty members.
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. It is arguably the most beautiful community college setting in the United States. The region is also home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.
As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision. The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College serves more than 4670 students (1400 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings. The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.
The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration. The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place. Click here for a video about Peninsula College.
- Prepares equipment and materials for classwork projects; prepares demonstrations as requested by instructors; assists instructors with lecture and laboratory material; conducts laboratory or lecture demonstrations; confers with instructors and Program Director in establishing and developing assignments.
- Works with Program Director to plan laboratory assignments and schedules.
- Assists and advises students in laboratory assignments or in discipline subject matter; writes, edits or modifies laboratory handouts or manuals; modifies experiments; advises instructors of potential problems with existing programs.
- Operates and performs routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory and demonstration instruments and equipment; trains students, teaching assistants and faculty in the use of equipment.
- Monitors laboratories to ensure compliance with safety policy; assists in the development of safe laboratory procedures.
- Estimates quantity and quality of supplies and materials needed; orders equipment and supplies for the course; follows through with purchasing department or procurement of supplies; maintains adequate stock levels.
- Adheres to the standards and guidelines for performance of skills/tasks as outlined by the Program Curriculum.
- Maintains classrooms and lab equipment, monitors and performs inventory of supplies and equipment, schedules open lab hours in collaboration with Program Director.
- Ensures adherence to CDC, OSHA, and accreditation guidelines in the lab.
- Enforces Standard Precautions in the lab/clinical setting.
- Performs other duties as assigned, within scope of practice and experience.
- Valid Medical Assisting Certification (MA-C) through the Washington State Department of Health is required.
- Medical Assisting Associates Degree is preferred. Medical Assisting Certificate is acceptable.
- Two years’ experience working in the state of Washington as a medical assistant is preferred; one year is required.
- Seven hours of HIV/AIDS and blood borne pathogen training is required.
- Current CPR/First Aid for Healthcare Providers certification through the American Heart Association is required.
Physical Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office environment and requires standing and/or sitting and using computers for extended periods of time.
- 80% full-time classified position.
- Starting monthly salary: $3,185
- This position is in a union bargaining unit. As a condition of employment you must, within 30 days after appointment, become a member of the Washington State Federation of State Employees, or pay non-associate fees. Non-payment of such fee is grounds for dismissal.
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $916.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
- a current resume,
- unofficial transcript, and
- three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.
Link to: Online Application
Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission.
Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
Application forms submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.