Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Medical Assistant





Title: Medical Assistant
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Location: Longview, WA
Classification: Full time
Opening Date: August 6, 2019
Salary Range: $16.00 to $20.00 DOE
Closing Date: open or until filled

 Position Summary: Assists in examination and treatment of patients under direction of Physician or Family Nurse Practitioner by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Gathers patient’s medical history, vital signs and records information into patients' electronic health record for review by medical provider.
  • Cleans and prepares examination/treatment rooms for patient’s appointment.
  • Provides patients with drape coverings and positions instruments/equipment according to infection control standard policies and provider requests.
  • Assist in handing instruments and materials to provider as directed.
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments according to infection control standard policies.
  • Assists with inventory control in the clinic.
  • Orders medical supplies and materials. Completes purchase orders for ordered clinic supplies.
  • Independently operates electrocardiograph (EKG), and other diagnostic equipment for in-house routine test or therapeutic equipment as ordered by licensed Physician or Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Administers oral, respiratory, and injection medication or treatments per scope of practice under the supervision of a licensed Physician or Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Collects specimens through phlebotomy, urine for analysis on-site and sent to independent laboratory.
  • Observes and report patients’ signs or symptoms to medical provider or nurse.
  • Administers medications per orders of medical provider.
  • Processes and tracks referrals and follow ups for additional appointments.
  • Prior authorizations for imaging.
  • Other duties as delegated by the medical staff and clinic manager.
  • Other duties as assigned


  •  Associates Degree, Licensed Practical Nurse or certificate in Medical Assisting
  • 1 year of experience working in an ambulatory clinic, preferably Tribal or IHS facility
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.
  • Must possess excellent time management skills, highly motivated, energetic, and be a self-starter.
  • Must have knowledge of patient privacy laws.
  • Must submit and pass drug screening and criminal background check.


Please send cover letter & resume
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Admin Office | Human Resources
P.O. Box 2547 Longview, WA 98632
Fax: (360) 578-1641 


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace. - Potential candidates must submit and pass drug screening and a criminal background check. The Cowlitz Indian tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.