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Date: Sep 26, 2020

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Requisition No: 222681 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: MEDICAL ASSISTANT - 64029281

Position Number: 64029281 

Salary:  $1,127.28 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 10/25/2020 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health.  If you're looking to build a great career in public health - you've come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful home-visiting programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health your employer of choice.


The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.


Medical Assistant

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has an opening for a Medical Assistant. This position will provide clinical support services for Healthcare for the Homeless Program patients at the Bayside Health Clinic and/or Mobile Medical Unit. This position involves regular contact with a diverse population both in person and over the phone and requires working with sensitive and confidential information.
This position includes evening hours Monday - Thursday until 8:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM.



  • Collects and documents health histories
  • Conducts pre-clinical interviews, including medical history, allergies, medications, and vital signs
  • Provides direct services to clients including  immunizations, injections, administration of ordered medications and other testing or services within scope
  • Completes laboratory requisitions.
  • Performs venipuncture, urine collection, and finger sticks and prepares specimens for transport to outside laboratories
  • Consults with providers regarding client needs
  • Makes referrals as indicated
  • Offers clients education and information
  • Maintains clean and disinfected work area before, during, and after client services
  • Keeps exam rooms and clinic areas stocked with medical supplies
  • Performs routine maintenance of equipment


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Knowledge and  utilization of equipment
  • Knowledge of medical terminology;
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, utilizing approved DOH abbreviations when documenting in the electronic medical record.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and appropriate medical documentation in electronic medical record.
  • Ability to follow medical instructions.
  • Ability to work with persons of a different race, language, culture, or socioeconomic status. 
  • Ability to perform successful venipuncture in 2 attempts or less.
  • Ability to perform IM injections


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current CPR certification
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of experience working as an MA in a clinic setting
  • Experience working with the homeless population
  • Experience working with patients suffering from chronic diseases
  • Experience working with an Electronic Health Record
  • Experience performing venipuncture, immunizations, injections, and medication administration

*Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic submission process. 
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. 
Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, visit
The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending on the date of your retirement.
Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).
Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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