Oregon Health & Science University

Medical Assistant Opportunities up to $10,000 in hiring and retention bonuses

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Medical Assistant/LPN
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Oregon Health & Science University
Salary Range
$22.08 - $29.87 per hour

Department Overview

Oregon Health & Science University is Oregon’s #1 hospital. If you are interested in an opportunity to learn, grow and make a difference, then being a Medical Assistant at OHSU is the right job for you. We want employees who are committed to delivering the best patient care. We also want our employees to have the best personal care, so we offer benefits such as two annual raises, great PTO, and full medical/dental/vision insurance covered 100% for full time employees.


Function/Duties of Position

The Medical Assistant provides a full range of support as part of the medical care team. Primary duties of this position are: rooming, collecting patient vital signs, point of care testing, documentation in the electronic medical record (EHR), maintaining clinic flow, stocking exam rooms, assisting with procedures and treatments, and communicating with efficiency and diplomacy.


Medical Assistant positions are represented by the AFSCME union. Incentives include:

  • Salary Range: $22.08 - $29.87 per hour
  • Individuals may be eligible for a $2,500.00 hiring bonus** for positions (some positions will have an additional $2,500.00 bonus**, noted below with * - To qualify for the second $2,500.00 bonus, it must be in your written offer letter when you take a permanent role) 
  • Individuals may be eligible for $2,500.00 with retention bonuses** after a year and two years of $2,500 each**.
  • Bonus Disclaimer: Current OHSU, Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible
  • Free Tri-Met and C-Tran Pass, plus free rides on the Aerial Tram and Portland Street Car
  • Experienced certified MAs have an opportunity to promote into a Medical Assistant 2 classification if all criteria is met after one year at OHSU

Current Full Time Medical Assistant openings: 

  • Ambulatory Float Pool - South Waterfront - 3 positions*
  • Ambulatory Talent Pool – South Waterfront – 16 positions
  • Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine – South Waterfront – 1 position*
  • Beaverton Primary Care - Beaverton- 1 position
  • Cardiology Clinic- Marquam Hill - 2 positions 
  • Cardiology Clinic - South Waterfront - 2 positions
  • Community Hematology Oncology - Gresham -1 position  
  • Community Hematology Oncology - Tualatin -1 position
  • COVID Community Outreach – South Waterfront – 1 position*
  • Department of Pediatrics - Marquam Hill - 1 position
  • Dermatology-South Waterfront - 2 positions
  • Dermatology Surgery - South Waterfront - 1 position 
  • Digestive Health Center – South Waterfront – 3 positions*
  • Digestive Health Surgery - South Waterfront - 1 position*
  • Doernbecher Speciality Pediatrics - Clackamas - 1 position 
  • Doernbecher Speciality Pediatrics - Marquam Hill - 2 position 
  • Family Medicine at Gabriel Park - South waterfront -2 position 
  • Family Medicine at Richmond – Southeast Portland – 4 positions
  • Family Medicine – Scappoose, OR – 4 positions*
  • Family Medicine – South Waterfront – 4 positions*
  • General Pediatrics - Marquam Hill - 1 position 
  • Immediate Care Richmond - Southeast Portland - 1 position*
  • Internal Medicine Clinic – Marquam Hill –1 position
  • Institute on Development and Disabilities - Marquam Hill - 1 position
  • Knight Cancer- South Waterfront - 2 positions
  • Medicine Specialties Clinic - Marquam Hill - 1 position*
  • Neurological Surgery - South Waterfront- 1 position
  • Neurology - Marquam Hill - 1 position*
  • Neurology – South Waterfront – 1 position*
  • Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation – South Waterfront – 4 positions*
  • Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose & Throat- Beaverton -1 position
  • Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose & Throat - Marquam Hill - 2  positions 
  • Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose & Throat – South Waterfront – 3 positions*
  • Radiation Oncology – Marquam Hill – 1 position*
  • Spine Center - South Waterfront - 1 position
  • Urology – South Waterfront – 1  positions
  • Urology - Southeast Portland - 1 position*
  • Vascular Surgery - Downtown - 1 position 


Part Time, Relief, Temporary or Flex Positions:


  • Community Hematology Oncology - Downtown -1 part time position
  • Dermatology Surgery - South Waterfront - 1 full time temporary position*
  • Doernbecher Pediatrics- Beaverton - 1 part time position 
  • Immediate Care- South Waterfront-1 relief position 
  • Knight Cancer - South Waterfront - 1 part time position 
  • Orenco Station Primary Care- Hillsboro-  2 relief positions 
  • Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose & Throat - Marquam Hill -1 relief position 
  • Peds Speciality Cornell West- Beaverton - 1 part time position

*Bonus Disclaimer: Current OHSU, Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current BLS certification at hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
  • One of the following three:
    1. Completion of a nationally recognized accredited medical assistant training program, including a practicum (externship) of at least 160 hours, OR
    2. Successful completion of a formal medical services training program of the United States Armed Forces, OR
    3. Current Oregon Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license (basic or advance) and national EMT registration with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT.)
  • For those completing medical assistant training or formal military medical services training as referenced above  in #1 and #2, the following is also required (Those qualifying under the EMT qualification are exempt from this requirement.)
    • Currently, these include: 
      • The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), awarding the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
      • The American Medical Technologists (AMT), awarding the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
      • The National Center for Competency Testing, awarding the National Certified MA (NCMA)
      • The National Health Career Association, awarding the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
    • Medical Assistant (MA) certification received from a nationally recognized and accredited certifying body, upon hire or by the completion of the 6 month probationary period or internal job change evaluation period, as appropriate. Must be maintained for the duration of employment.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Additional Details


  • Two raises per year – One at anniversary date and one across the board annual increase
  • Healthcare Options - Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents, and $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation- up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
  • Sick Leave- up to 96 hours per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Additional Programs including: Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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