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Outpatient Clinic Assistant (Medical Assistant) Spanish-Speaking

San Joaquin General Hospital - San Joaquin County Clinics

Recruitment #1119-RH3200-TM


NOTE: This examination is being given to fill one part time Spanish-Speaking Outpatient Clinic Assistant vacancy in San Joaquin General Hospital and San Joaquin County Clinics. This recruitment will also create a referral list for future vacancies that may occur.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be received by the final filing deadline.

Current Opportunity for a Spanish-Speaking Medical Assistant

San Joaquin General Hospital and San Joaquin County Clinics are seeking a Spanish-Speaking Outpatient Cllinic Assistant (Medical Assistant) that has successfully completed a Medical Assistant training program in an approved college or business school. The current position may include translation at prenatal appointments, when calling to schedule appointments and at Childbirth Classes including Maternity Orientation & Tour, Prepared Childbirth, Infant CPR & Safety, and Breastfeeding Classes.

Shifts vary based on operational need, and are between the hours of: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and 8:00 am -7:00 pm Monday thru Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 am-1:00 pm.

When submitting your application you must provide a copy of your Medical Assistant certificate as proof of completion. For online applications, you may attach the document electronically. Failing to provide a copy of your certificate may result in a failure to move forward in the selection and hiring process. 

For information regarding San Joaquin County Clinics, please visit our website at    

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Prepares and maintains patient files; registers patients and updates registration information; maintains a system of clinic appointments; files material, answers phones, takes messages; organizes office procedures and routines; keeps statistics and records on clinic usage; operates standard office equipment. 
  • Matches account numbers with financial codes; verifies insurance coverage; enters patient data in computers; obtains computer printouts; obtains signature on forms.
  • Assists medical doctors and mid-level providers in specialty clinics; assures availability of necessary patient charts and records; obtains and assembles required medical supplies; sets up specialty trays; assists in patient examinations; maintains patient medical charts and transcribes orders; transmits medical information and orders; schedules clinic appointments and arranges for appointments in other clinics and medical facilities.

  • Greets and directs patients to clinics and service areas; answers questions and provides information regarding clinic services to patients and families; prepares patients for examinations; schedules clinic appointments and arranges for appointments in other clinics and medical facilities.

  • Takes and records vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration and weight.

  • Assists professional staff with tests, procedures and examinations; transports and collects specimens for providers.

  • Assists other practitioners, including social workers, other staff in mental and public health clinics, and nutritionists, in providing services to clinic patients.

  • Maintains inventory of medical and office supplies; orders supplies as needed.

  • Maintains contacts with collateral clinics, agencies and medical staff; runs clinic related errands for medical staff.

  • May perform electrocardiograms; may administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation; may perform skin punctures and/or blood draws if required by off-site clinic assignment.


    Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.  

    Education: Completion of a Medical Assistant program of training in an approved college or business school.

    Possession of valid BLS/CPR certification is highly desired and preferred.

    Ability to pass a bilingual Spanish-English examination.

    When submitting your application you must provide a copy of your Medical Assistant certificate as proof of completion of training. For online applications, you may attach the document electronically. Failing to provide a copy of your certificate or proof of completion of training may result in a failure to move forward in the selection and hiring process. 



    Medical (clinic) procedures and practices; basic physiology, anatomy and psychology; basic patient registration, records and charting procedures; unlicensed assistive practices; medical terminology; medical supplies; basic computer and modern office automation technology and computer software programs relevant to department operations; basic public relations.


    Set up and maintain clerical functions of a medical clinic; take patient vital signs; learn and perform unlicensed assistive duties for licensed providers; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; operate computers, office equipment and related software; maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of professional staff, coworkers, patients and the general public.


    Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device; constant standing and walking; frequent sitting, pushing/pulling and bending/squatting; occasional moderate to heavy equipment operation; running;  climbing stairs; Lifting- Constant lifting of 30 lbs. or less; frequent lifting of 30 to 70 lbs.; occasional lifting of 70 lbs. or more; occasional  restraining, lifting/turning of heavy objects or people; Vision-Constant reading and other close up work; constant need for color perception, hand/eye coordination, depth perception and use of peripheral vision; Dexterity-Constant holding, reaching, grasping, writing and need for repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Constant need to hear normal speech and faint sounds; constant talking on the telephone and in person; occasionally speaking over public address system; Emotional/Psychological-Constant exposure to trauma, grief and death; constant public contact, decision making and concentration required; Special Requirements: May require working nights, weekends, and overtime; Environmental-Occasional exposure to hazardous materials; frequent exposure to noise.


    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.  



    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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