Sutter Health Medical Assistant- Float Pool- Santa Cruz (Limited Term) in Santa Cruz, California


The Medical Assistant assists providers by performing duties within the scope of their certification.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Greets and accompanies patients to exam room, obtains and documents appropriate assessment data such as clinical history, vital signs, weight, etc., and documents information into the Electronic Health Record.

  • Communicates with patients in person or by telephone to discuss issues such as lab reports, patient care instructions, home care or preop instructions, in a timely, accurate and professional manner.

  • Assists physician with minor medical procedures by selection and preparing proper equipment and supplies as directed and according to policies and procedures.



Education, including Licensure/Certification/Registration

  • Graduate from an accredited Medical Assisting program

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers certification

  • MA certification within 12 months of hire: AAMA, CCBMA, NCCT or AMT

  • Basic keyboarding and computer abilities

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; flexibility


  • Minimum of 160 hours in a clinical/back office externship

Primary Location: California, Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Limited Term

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.