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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: TARPON SPRINGS, FL, US, 34689

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Requisition No: 321961 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: MEDICAL ASSISTANT - 64057286

Position Number: 64057286 

Salary:  $1,024.80 bi-weekly/ $12.81 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 04/16/2021 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health.  If you looking to build a great career in public health, you've come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health 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 through integrated state, county and community efforts. 


Medical Assistant

The successful candidate will be a Medical Assistant who works in the Medical Services Division.  This positions conducts client interviews and assessments and/or phlebotomy in a variety of settings. 


 Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Works with the clinical services team that includes physicians, nursing staff, and other paraprofessionals to collect and document health and/or immunization histories for clients in the electronic record as required. 
  • Consults with supervisors and examiners regarding client needs, concerns or problems
  • Conducts pre-clinical interviews, to include, but is not limited to: Adult and Adolescent Health, Family Planning, STD, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Specialty clinics and/or immunization histories.
  • Completes: Medical history intake and update to include allergies, current medications, domestic violence screening, and vital signs.
  • Administers injections as ordered under the direction/supervision of examiner.
  • Offers education and information regarding Family Planning methods available and pretest counseling for HIV testing
  • Completes:  E-lab requisitions as ordered
  • Enters HMS service codes on the date the service has been provided.
  • Provides and documents health education, referrals and follow up.
  • Documents all observations and actions accurately utilizing the electronic record, and the Florida Shots Registry
  • Prepares clinical area for services prior to session: maintains a clean work area before, during and after services;
  • Directs clients to laboratory, clinic and examiner; assists examiner and nursing staff.
  • Assesses needs and provides medical support to other clinical areas as needed.
  • Works in other centers and programs based on agency need.
    Medical Assistant and/or Phlebotomy
  • Performs Laboratory testing and patient servicing in a Health Department laboratory either alone or in cooperation with another technician or technologist. 
  • Acts as a Medical Assistant in a laboratory setting
  • Performs daily maintenance of equipment
  • Maintains a clean and disinfected environment in lab at all times
  • Prepares specimens for transport to outside labs
  • Records and maintains records and  results as required by Florida statutes
  • Requisitions supplies as needed
  • Results of lab testing performed is recorded timely and accurately in Electronic Medical Record
  • Performs venipuncture’s, urine collection and finger sticks for all clinics on all age groups
  • Responsible for quality control of lab testing and  equipment
  • Helps coordinate laboratory flow with clinic nursing supervisor and/or Center Manager
    Knowledge, skills and abilities 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
    Licensure/registration/certification requirements:  
  • Medical Assistant Certification Florida Statute 458.3485. 
  • Maintain current CPR certification every two years.
    Required Qualifications
  • Graduation from a Medical Assistant Program
  • 1 year experience working with an electronic medical record
    Desirable Qualifications:
  • 1 year experience working in medical office setting
  • 6 months of Phlebotomy experience
  • Experience with CLIA waived testing AND performing quality controls
  • Experience performing EKG’s
  • Experience providing spirometry testing for patients
  • Experience working the front office, including patient registration and appointment scheduling
    Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:
  •  State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
  •  9 Annual paid holidays and 1 personal day
  •  Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
  •  Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
  •  Health insurance for individual or family coverage - State pays 80% of premium
  •  Life Insurance - $25,000 policy provided for duration of employment
  •  Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
  •  Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Account
  • Tuition Waivers and Nurse Forgiveness Program
    *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. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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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