Job Description


Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital district, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate a nine bed acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24 hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. 

We have three primary care medical clinics and a state-of-the-art dental clinic offering our community a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Greenville, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton. The hospital district serves over 10,000 permanent residents living in small communities scattered throughout Plumas and Sierra Counties.

We have an opening for a Medical Assistant to work in any of our Outpatient Clinics.  This is a per diem, non-benefited position.The days and number of hours may vary from week to week.  Certified Medical Assistants receive a higher rate of pay, as well as per diem status employees receive a 10% pay differential in lieu of benefits and guaranteed hours.  


The Medical Assistant’s scope of duties may be administrative, clinical, clerical or technical.  Duties may include preparing patients for examination, office procedures, taking medical history, assisting the provider as requested, cleaning and sterilizing instruments and equipment, instructing patients regarding preparation for x-Ray and laboratory tests, ordering and maintaining stocks of supplies, collecting specimens from patients, performing approved diagnostic tests, measuring and recording vital signs, preparing treatment trays and assisting with minor surgical procedures or performing front office duties.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of a Medical Assistant program, or Certified Medical Assistant.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with one to three months related experience and or/training; or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology, disease process, back office procedures and preparing patients for examination.
  • Familiarity with medical documents and medical chart components.
  • Basic knowledge of injections, wound care, minor surgeries and specimen collection.
  • Ability to interpret basic patient needs.
  • Current certification in BLS.
  • Command of the English language and ability to communicate clearly to callers, visitors, patients and all staff members.
  • Basic mathematical skills and the ability to properly prepare and administer medications.
  • Ability to use office machines.
  • Demonstrated ability to use an electronic medical record system, word processing and other Microsoft Office programs.

* All internal applicants must meet the eilibility requirements of EPHC's transfer policy.