Medical assistants perform a variety of tasks to assist physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other clinic staff in providing patient care. This may include the following:
- Checking vital signs
- Discussing brief medical histories with patients
- Performing procedures
- Administrating medications and vaccines
- Coordinating additional services (such as lab or X-ray)
- Documenting in patients’ medical records
- And more!
Many of our medical assistants are paired with a specific physician and work closely with patients, creating special bonds over the years.
Are you a current student graduating in December 2021 or May 2022?
Apply for an open position today or fill out the form below to be considered for our early hire stipend program and receive monthly payments while in school!
Are there growth opportunities for medical assistants?
As a medical assistant, there are different options for you in regards to a career path. You can go back to school to expand your knowledge in the healthcare field. This could be for clinic leadership opportunities, or to become a registered nurse (two or four year options) or physician assistant (three or more years). Another option is to become a care coordinator within the clinic system.
How do I become a medical assistant?
To be employed as a medical assistant at St. Luke's, you are required to have a certification or license within 120 days of hire in one of the following areas:
- Medical assistant
- Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
- Registered nurse (RN)
- Emergency medical technician (EMT)
- Respiratory therapist (RT)
There are local programs that range in length of time to complete prior to becoming certified or receiving a license. There are a two local schools offer a medical assistant program and are approximately one year in length (full-time):