Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Planned Parenthood Great Plains - Little Rock, AR2.2

Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) seeks a full-time Certified Medical Assistant in our Little Rock, AR Health Center for this 21st century health care provider and advocacy organization dedicated to upholding the standard for providing high quality sexual and reproductive health care, providing education that promotes informed proud and authentic sexuality, and changing the culture through proactive advocacy to ensure equality in reproductive and sexual decision making.

The CMA will participate in a team approach to patient care and communicate effectively and sensitively with patients from a wide range of backgrounds and ages while serving as a patient advocate.
Assisting physician and registered nurse with surgical suite set-up, providing assistance during surgical procedures within scope of experience/education, and stocking supplies.
Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examination room; provides examination gowns and drapes; helps them to position themselves for the examination and/or treatment; arranges examination room instruments, supplies, and equipment.
Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment, and reviews medications and allergies. Completes electronic health records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results.
Supports patient care delivery by assisting health care providers during examinations; prepares laboratory specimens; performs basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposes of contaminated supplies; sterilizes medical instruments; and performs other procedures as requested.
Providing contraceptive supplies, medications including injectable, performing venipuncture’s and managing patients with medical emergencies per Planned Parenthood Great Plains protocols under direct supervision of a licensed nurse practitioner, physician or registered nurse.
Working with health care team to meet established productivity standards
Maintaining a working knowledge of company policies and procedures and applying these to patient and clinic services
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Graduate of a training program for Medical Assistants with certification by AAMA or ARMA (CMA)
Minimum of 3 year’s work experience in health care, customer service, or medical office required, OB/GYN or family planning preferred
Experience with electronic medical records systems required; prior working knowledge of NextGen system preferred.
Experience operating autoclave, centrifuge and blood pressure equipment.
Bilingual Spanish speaking candidates preferred.

EOE/AA—PPGP is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA inclusive.

Only those candidates including a cover letter with salary information will be considered for this position.


For more than 82 years, PPGP has been delivering high-quality, affordable, reproductive health care services. By providing health services, education, training, and advocacy, it seeks to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality. In order to make these ideals a reality, PPGP provides people with accurate information and access to highly trained practitioners for preventive care. PPGP sees a world in which every child is wanted and every woman is trusted to make her own decisions, every choice regarding sexuality is personal and respected, and everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.

This position joins PPGP at a pivotal point in its 82-year history. PPGP is working to expand and revitalize its health center footprint in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma regions, and reinvigorate its education, outreach, and advocacy initiatives to educate a new generation of reproductive health and rights supporters and to promote greater access to affordable contraception, preventive treatment, safe abortion, and other critical reproductive health services.

As an affiliate of, and accredited by, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), PPGP operates 12 high-quality health centers throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, with a centralized call center and online appointment scheduling. PPGP serves people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. PPGP currently provides reproductive health services in Little Rock and Fayetteville, AR; Wichita, KS; Columbia, MO; the Kansas City metro area; and Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK. The medical staff includes board certified OB/GYN and family medicine physicians, as well as nurse practitioners. PPGP’s nurse practitioners collaborate with physicians to provide sexual and reproductive health care, perform examinations, and diagnose and treat infections. PPGP receives Title X funding in Missouri and accepts Medicaid and private insurance in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. In 2016, our health centers provided comprehensive reproductive health services to approximately 50,000 patients.

PPGP provides comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education to more than 10,000 participants each year across our four states. Our education programs promote responsible behavior and honest communication with peers, parents and adults. Teens are given information about how to deal with social pressure and are given medically accurate information about contraception. Programs offer a variety of interactive sexuality education presentations to schools, churches, and community groups on a broad range of topics.

PPGP is a leading advocate for the sexual and reproductive rights of women and men in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, working tirelessly to block legislation that restricts access to sex education, contraception, and abortion. To conduct more in-depth advocacy efforts, PPGP created Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes (PPGPV), a sister corporation of PPGP organized under IRS Section 501(c)4. This classification allows PPGPV to engage in political activities and make additional lobbying expenditures that would not be allowed under PPGP’s 501(c)3 tax status. PPGPV maintains professional lobbying programs in Little Rock, Topeka, Jefferson City, and Oklahoma City; monitors federal, state and local legislation and analyzes its effects on PPGP and our patients; informs supporters about proposed legislation and encourages contact with their legislators; and recruits, trains and supports volunteers to work in a variety of advocacy roles.