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Providence Health & Services Medical Assistant Apprentice – PMG Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Medical Assistant Apprentice to Providence Medical Group Alaska in Anchorage, AK (Day Shift, 1.0 FTE). We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

The Medical Assistant Apprentice is entering into a registered apprenticeship program with Providence Medical Group Alaska and Alaska Primary Care Association and Alaska Southcentral Area Health Education Center. At the completion of the apprenticeship, the medical assistant apprentice will be prepared to sit for national medical assistant certification exams. Apprentices will receive a pay raise midway through the apprenticeship and upon completion.

Apprenticeship opportunities available in:

  • Primary Care

  • Pediatrics

  • Family Medicine

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Hands on learning of all aspects of the medical assistant profession under the guidance of a CMA mentor and within the scope of the medical assistant apprentice education

  • Complete rotations in primary care and specialty departments

  • Greet and prepare patients for the practitioner. Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, presenting problems, and other medical information.

  • Ensure confirmation of patient identity with each patient encounter.

  • Under the delegation of a licensed practitioner and CMA mentor and as appropriate per role and certification, obtain specimens, perform required testing, administer medications via oral, topical, ophthalmologic, or inhaled routes; administer vaccines including combination or multi-dose vaccines.

  • Provides accurate, complete, legible, and timely documentation of all procedures performed in the patient's medical record.

  • Follows correct procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous, infectious, and pharmaceutical waste.

  • According to organizational standards, prepare, clean, and sterilize, and/or reprocess, instruments (autoclaving) and maintain equipment with validated competencies.

  • Reinforce patient education, materials, and lab results (normal); return phone messages; all as directed by the licensed practitioner and CMA mentor.

  • Under the delegation of a licensed practitioner and CMA mentor, assist or perform point of care tests and clinical procedures as appropriate to training, scope of role and/or certification

  • Provides open and timely communication and information to patients, families, and practitioners (as appropriate).

  • Provides MA administrative and clinical support required to deliver quality patient care via a telehealth or virtual visit platform as an extension of in-clinic services and patient care strategy.

  • Consistently meet skill-based competency expectations established for the organization.

  • Perform administrative and/or clerical support duties for practitioner, other medical assistants, or clinic/location as directed. (ex. pre-authorizations, schedule appointments, referrals, clinic inventory and/or outdated medications/supplies, etc.)

  • Works in a safe manner, adhering to general safety precautions and standards. Reports any unsafe conditions to their supervisor and/or the safety hotline.

  • Actively participate in continuing education and clinic/location staff meetings and/or training.

  • Assists with emergencies as needed under the direction of a licensed practitioner.

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization and serve as an ambassador for the organization when interfacing with anyone outside the organization.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training: Enrollment in the Medical Assistant (MA) Apprenticeship Program within 60 days of hire

  • When 50% of required competencies are completed (as indicated with check off by CMA mentor) MA Apprentice will receive 1st increase in pay

  • When MA Apprenticeship Program is successfully completed MA Apprentice will receive 2nd increase in pay

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) - Must be American Heart Association (AHA) accredited

  • Must enroll in the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program with the Alaska Primary Care Association and Alaska Southcentral Health Education Center by March 25, 2022. Instructions will be provided if hired

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Six (6) months of Medical assistant experience

  • Six (6) months of Healthcare experience in a setting with an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

  • Six (6) months of Prior experience providing a high level of customer service in a fast-paced environment

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Medical Group is a group of primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve Alaska in many locations. Our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Student/Interns

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 331121