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Medical Assistant (Poughkeepsie)

We have an opening for a Medical Assistant to work in the Poughkeepsie Health Center ($14.50/hour). This position assists PPMHV and its clinicians in the delivery of quality health care by providing excellent customer service, which will include but not be limited to, accurate medical interviews, patient education, and by assisting the clinician in the clinical area. The position is highly visible with extensive client contact.

General Duties:

  • Assists during medical sessions in the areas of assisting clinicians and documentation of appropriate activities
  • Performs laboratory procedures including performing macroscopic exam of tissue post-abortion and the recording, reporting, referring, follow-up and transportation of specimens as needed
  • Performs phlebotomy and completes laboratory requisitions appropriately
  • Conducts pregnancy testing and options counseling
  • Performs vital signs assessment and records appropriately
  • Maintains patient charts and records in accordance with clinic standards and guidelines, assuring confidentiality of all records
  • Conducts patient education as it relates to each patient's specific health problem, and initiates appropriate referrals as needed
  • Distributes contraceptive supplies and maintains appropriate records
  • Provide relief coverage at other sites as scheduled

Education and Licensure

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Medical Assistant or CNA training preferred
  • CPR preferred; required to be completed within 90 days of hire
  • 1 year work experience in a medical office environment required
  • Prior experience in a customer service position preferred

The hours and days are**:







8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 to 7:30 p.m.

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1 Saturday a month)

Please send a resume to support and give a clearer picture to the hiring manager of your past and present accomplishments.  You may also submit a cover letter with your application and resume to further describe your experience. All documents should be forwarded to Human Resources, 178 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, faxed to (845) 471-1519 or emailed to [email protected] to be considered for this position.

**Flexibility to work other or additional hours is required based on the needs of the Health Center.

Planned Parenthood® Mid-Hudson Valley is an equal opportunity employer.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.