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Tehama County Health Service Agency

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

IMPORTANT: In compliance with the California State Health Officer’s order, this position requires employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and meet current CA Dept. of Public Health vaccination requirements by the apt. date.


Assist professional health care personnel in the conduct of examinations and routine medical screening tests; provides a variety of patient care triage and related patient focused services to provide assistance to support the functions and operations of clinical services. 

Positions in this classification series are flexibly staffed. An incumbent at the Medical Assistant I level may be promoted to the Medical Assistant II level when work knowledge has been developed, sound work habits demonstrated, and requirements have been met.

Examples of Duties:

Assists with the provision of effective patient care Monitors and records weight, height and vital signs; collects various specimens and cultures, performs blood glucose tests and other routine laboratory tests. | Performs blood draws by venipuncture adhering to established protocols as ordered by health care providers. | Performs diagnostic tests and assists with minor surgeries as directed. | Assists physicians and nurses with the handling and preparation of patients and equipment for procedures as needed. | Returns telephone messages as directed by health care providers, responds promptly to pharmacy inquiries and calls, results of tests and ancillary procedures. | Schedules appointments for patients with various health care providers as directed. | Schedules patients for special procedures and instructs patients for such procedures. | Maintains patient records and prepares forms and reports as required. |Administers medications orally, sublingually, topically, subcutaneously, intradermally, and intramuscularly as ordered by health care provider and under his/her supervision and within guidelines as established by State and Federal laws. | Assists in stocking supplies, medications, and injections; ensures that all perishable items are “in-date” and stored according to manufacturers’ directions. | Cleans and maintains medical instruments, equipment, and exam rooms following use. | Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality.

Bilingual Candidate: Translates, interprets and otherwise communicates with members of the Spanish speaking community.


Routine patient care and medical assistant principles, practices and procedures | Specimen collection techniques medication administration | Safety protocols for the use of medical equipment/instruments and the handling of patients and biomedical waste | Techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work


Follow proper protocol and safety measures | Deal with patients effectively, compassionately and tactfully | React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations | Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work | Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs

Bilingual Candidates: Use both Spanish and English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:  

Medical Assistant I: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and must possess a clinical medical assisting certificate of completion from an accredited training institution. 

Medical Assistant II: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and must possess a valid certification as a Medical Assistant from an institution approved by the Medical Board of California. Requires one (1) year of related experience in a medical setting.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must have certification of phlebotomy proficiency from their training school; or, must possess a valid phlebotomy certification from the State of California.
  • Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active certification. 
  • Requires CPR certification.

Bilingual Candidates:

  • Must pass a Merit Systems Services written and/or oral bilingual proficiency test (or other appropriate test selected by the County) to qualify.


Medical Assistant I (B-E Steps): 

$15.12 – $17.56 Hourly / $1,209.60 – $1,404.80 Biweekly

Medical Assistant II (A-E Steps):

$15.90 – $19.39 Hourly / $1,272.00 – $1,551.20 Biweekly

Bilingual Incentive pay is +7.5% above the Medical Assistant I/II salary. New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning step of the salary range. 


The County offers a generous benefit package which includes:
  • Annual salary step increases based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E).
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision plan is paid by the County. Current employee rates, as January 1, 2022, are $188.95/mo. (EPO plan). The plan covers the employee and all eligible family members.
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for a $30,000 life insurance plan for the employee is paid for by the County.
  • A retirement plan through CalPERS.
  • A deferred compensation retirement savings plan is available to employees. For an employee who contributes a minimum of twenty five dollars ($25) per month into a County sponsored deferred compensation plan, the County will contribute a matching deposit ranging from twenty five dollars ($25) per month, up to a matching of sixty dollars ($60) per month, on behalf of the employee.
  • An Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees and employees’ family members at no cost.

Benefits also include an annual paid leave plan of:

  • 96 hours of vacation (increases upon continuous years of service).
  • 96 hours of sick leave.
  • 13 paid holidays plus one 8 hour personal holiday.
Benefits above reflect what full time employees receive, benefits and salary for part time employees are based on the ratio of hours worked in the employee’s regular workweek compared to those paid in a full time position.

Recruitment Information:

To Apply: Apply online at and search the job title.

The department is currently recruiting for five (5) vacancies.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future full-time vacancies for a Medical Assistant I/II as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please upload ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment, contact:

Emily Unger
 530-528-3204 | 
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None