Certified Medical Assistant

Cascade AIDS Project | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 12/28/2023

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Prism Health - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $25.54 Hourly

Travel Percentage: None

Job Shift: Day

Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Prism Health is the only nonprofit LGBTQIA+ health center providing comprehensive primary care, behavioral healthcare, and pharmacy services in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho). Since opening its doors in 2017, Prism Health has become a model for culturally specific care and now serves over 1,500 patients with a wide range of services, from day-to-day primary care and pharmacy needs to targeted services like gender-affirming care and specialized population health screenings. Prism Health is part of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP NW), the oldest and largest service provider in the Pacific Northwest for people living with HIV/AIDS. Learn more about us at www.capnw.org and www.prismhealth.org.

CAP is excited to announce that we are hiring an experienced Certified Medical Assistant. The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is a multi-skilled professional who assists health care providers in delivering quality health care to the patient. The CMA serves as a liaison between patients and healthcare providers, ensuring excellent patient care at all times. They are expected to conduct themselves with a high degree of professionalism by treating all patients and guests with respect and courtesy. This person should be educated, certified, and trained to perform administrative and clinical skills in a medical office environment.

This individual will work at Prism Health in SE Portland. This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE position, which reports to the RN Team Lead. This position is stationed in CAP’s Prism Health office. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

NOTE: This is a non-management, union-represented position. The compensation, benefits, and conditions of work for this position are collectively bargained.

Compensation: $25.54/per hour ($53.123 annually), non-exempt


  • High school diploma or general education degree, required
  • Graduate of an accredited CMA school, or EMT (NREMT) program required
  • Current CMA (AAMA) certification, or current EMT (NREMT) certification and must keep certification current, required
  • Current CPR certification
  • 1 year of experience working in a healthcare setting, preferably in primary care


  • Experience working with the LGBTQ+ population
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish
  • Experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS and/or knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention issues
  • Experience working with Epic (EHR)
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations
  • Experience working in sexual health, STI testing/prevention/education/outreach, and STI treatments
  • Current phlebotomy certification and experience with over 100 draws
  • Experience working in human/social services
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. From Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations


CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

Any non-temporary full-time or part-time employee (working .5FTE or greater) is considered eligible for the benefits below:

Vacation + Leave + Other

  • 16 days of paid vacation (128 hours) each year for the first two years of employment
  • 21 days of paid vacation (168 hours) each year of employment beginning in year three
  • 12 days of paid health leave per year
  • 12.4 paid holidays per year
  • Longevity bonus – two weeks of paid leave on the fourth anniversary, must be used within two years after the date awarded. Additional longevity bonuses are awarded at eight-year and 12-year anniversaries
  • Continue Education Reimbursement
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement (if not assigned a company phone)
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Program


  • 401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions up to 3% of salary, this benefit includes on-call and per diem staff

Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)
  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($100,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Long-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

Loan Forgiveness Programs – Employees are eligible to apply to the following programs

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (licensed and unlicensed providers)
  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI) Program

CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 at no cost to the employee.

Salary25.54 Hour
Listing Type
Healthcare | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$25.54 Hourly -
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