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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

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All applications will be accepted from 5/13/2024-05/24/2024.

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, job growth opportunities and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

General Job Description:

This is general patient care support work in a municipal health facility. An employee in this class implements or assists in implementing physician’s orders and performs technical services and procedures necessary to provide comprehensive health care services to adult and pediatric patients. Work assignments include operating specialized medical equipment, contact with patients, organizing supplies and equipment, and cleaning of equipment and patient care areas. Positions may be assigned to work in a Health Center laboratory, to perform laboratory support, quality control and proficiency testing duties. Work is performed under the supervision of a nursing superior.

All applications must be submitted at by 5/24/2024.



Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.


Completion of didactic work and graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant Training program.

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE: One year of varied clinical experience in a comprehensive medical care program which has involved direct patient care which may have included such patient care activities as taking vital signs, performing venipuncture, obtaining specimens, performing laboratory tests, and operating diagnostic equipment.


Current certification in one of the following:

  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from American Medical Technology;
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from American Association of Medical Assistants;
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from the National Center for Competency Testing;
  • Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NAHP) from the National Association for Health Professionals;
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) from the National Healthcareer Association;
  • Certification from as a Medical Assistant from an association approved by the Office of Human Resources.


Possession of a valid CPR certification for medical and professional staff at time of appointment and during tenure as a Medical Assistant.

NOTE: The CPR certification must be maintained every two years, and the Medical Assistant certification must be maintained yearly during tenure of employment with the Health Department.

Please send a copy of your documentation to: Charlene Clark-Smith –