Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

El Paso, Texas, United States

Medical Assistant

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description


The Medical Assistant is responsible for assessing, facilitating, and monitoring all components of client medical services. Additional responsibilities include ensuring compliance with regulations in policy development and implementation according to State Licensing and ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement), as well as on-going program refinement based on advances in the program.

This position is not a supervisory position .


  • Advance typing and computer skills required to perform the responsibilities.
  • Schedule and comply with required medical, dental, and specialized appointments and timelines.
  • Obtain, compile, and maintain EMR (Electronic Medical Record), medical documentation on each admission health related information, and discharge. Ensure proper daily documentation in CPLC (Chicanos Por La Causa) Program's databases and ORR-UAC Portal and maintain hard copy of required documents and EMR available.

  • Respond, asses, and comply with client's medical complaints, urgent and emergency medical needs immediately.
  • Maintain and review accurate and complete list of medical supplies, prescribed medications, and over the counter (OTC) medications according to the standing orders.
  • Prepare youth for examinations and record the medical intake, take vital signs, height, and weight. Initiate routine lab tests. Completed required medical assessments
  • Participate and advocate during any medical procedures performed by medical providers and health services.
  • Assist the medical providers' staff with examination procedures when needed, such as patient screening /triage.

  • Dispense medication according to the supervision of self-administration of medication (SAOM) schedule, policies, and procedures according to the CPLC and Licensing standards.
  • Collect, maintain, and submit daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to supervisor as required.
  • Facilitate and conduct supervision of SAOM practicum, universal precautions, TB 101, allergies and other medical related training to employees and clients according to the program needs.
  • Provide a fail-safe plan with medication count, label accuracy, and supervision of SAOM, including over the counter, prescribed and psychotropic medication.
  • Educate and counsel youth concerning their medical status, disease, treatment, and prevention of disease and other health related topics.

  • Schedule and provide transportation to clients on medical appointments with assistance from floor staff as needed.

Other Functions:

  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication and working relationships with staff, co-workers, physicians, and UM (Unaccompanied Minor)
  • Collaborate, develop, and expand medical, dental, and other related services (e.g., labs, X-rays) with medical providers.

  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Maintain Health Information Privacy HIPAA. Respond and comply to individual emergency medical needs immediately.
  • Maintain professional, confidential, and ethical standards guidelines by CPLC and other entities.


  • High School Diploma/GED


  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA); Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN); Certified Medical Office (CMO); or related medical field certification (e.g., phlebotomy, pharmacy etc..), WITH 1 (one) to 2 (two) years of experience in a health care setting with pediatric/adolescence population preferred.


  • Associate/bachelor's degree in any related health - Minimum 1 year of full-time experience in a hospital, clinic, medical record department or physician's office. (Including any volunteer or internship experience)

*Foreign Graduates in Medical Sciences (e.g., physicians and nurses): Applicants from countries or territories outside the USA (United States of America) must meet the above stated criteria.

  • Advance typing and computer skills.
  • Bilingual. (Spanish/English). Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common medical reports and legal documents. Cleared Tuberculosis test results.

  • Immunization documentation: Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap), Varicella, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Hepatitis A and B and COVID-19
  • Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
  • Cleared drug test results (for Texas programs only).
  • Comply with annual training requirements/licensure/certifications.
  • Valid Drivers' License.

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and be on-call evenings and weekends.

Must demonstrate exceptional:

REASONING ABILITY: Communication skills, ability to communicate and respond to common inquiries or complaints from both clients and staff from a variety of disciplines, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Skills Preferred:

  • Cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse Unaccompanied Minors population.

  • Experience must focus on community-based programs, and/or direct practical experience with UM

Medical Specialty:

  • Pediatrics


  • Fluent in Spanish (Required)


  • Medical Assistant Certification (Required)
  • Driver's License in good standing meeting company policy for insurability (Required)

Effective January 3, 2022, all CPLC Employees and all Service Providers, are required to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees, who are not Fully Vaccinated at the time of hire, are expected to begin a vaccination series immediately upon hire. CPLC recognizes medical and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, in accordance with applicable law and upon approval by CPLC. However, any person approved for an exemption, without exception, is subject to masking, and other requirements established by CPLC from time to time.