PPSAT is hiring a Certified Medical Assistant or Health Care Assistant with excellent customer service and communication skills to work in our Charlottesville,NC health center. CMAs/HCA’s support the flow of clinic by providing excellent customer service to our patients from front desk check-in and check-out to preparing patients for their visit with our medical providers.


We are interested in non-certified and certified candidates that can provide great patient experience!


This is a full-time opportunity, working 31 hours/week.


W-10:00 am-6:00 p.m

TH- 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m

F-8:00 a.m- 1:00 p.m

S-9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m


Full time employees (working 30 or more hours/week) are eligible for full benefits!



Essential Functions

    • Assist medical and nursing staff in a variety of tasks including taking medical histories, recording vital signs and performing intake.
    • Explain treatment procedures to patients and prepare patients for examinations and procedures.
    • Assist Clinician during examinations and procedures. Perform other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the Clinician.
    • Update electronic medical records and complete required forms in our EHR system. Perform all other administrative duties as directed.
    • Dispose of contaminated supplies. Sterilize medical instruments.
    • Promote patient/family understanding of the educational content and his/her involvement in the plan of care, and document in patient record.
    • Prepare patients for ultrasounds, exams, tests and procedures. Perform ultrasounds, patient education, and lab services as requested.
    • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician/clinician when allowed by state regulations. Authorize drug refills as directed and telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy.
    • Answer telephones and greet patients. Schedule appointments as needed and arrange hospital admissions and laboratory services.

Additional Responsibilities if working in Primary Care setting

    • Take electrocardiograms (EKGs). Remove sutures/staples. Change sterile and non-sterile dressings. Perform other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the Clinician.
    • Collect and prepare laboratory specimens and perform basic laboratory tests on premises.
    • Draw blood.

General Requirements

    • Minimum high school diploma or GED.
    • Customer service experience, preferably in the medical field.
    • Must be able to prioritize, multitask, and demonstrate use of effective communication and organizational skills.
    • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Demonstrated ability to relate to persons of diverse backgrounds.
    • Must be able to read, comprehend, input, retrieve and analyze data daily. 
    • Experience in primary care/family medicine (Preferred)
    • Experience in women’s health/reproductive health (Preferred)
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish (Preferred)

Certified Medical Assistant Requirements

    • Graduation from a Medical Assistant Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
    • Certification from American Medical Technologists.


    • Starting salary for non-certified HCA  $15.00/hour

    • CMA starting hourly rates commensurate with experience, minimum of $15.75/hour