Vista Community Clinic

Medical Assistant-Vaccine Coordinator

Vista, CA

Job description
Req No.2021-3135LocationUS-CA-VistaTypeRegular Part-TimeDepartmentClinical OperationSchedule20 hrs/wk (M-F 1pm to 5pm, x1 Sat. mo)

Vista Community Clinic is a private, non-profit, multi-specialty outpatient clinic providing care in a comprehensive, high quality setting. Located in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties, we work to advance community health and hope by providing access to premier health services. We are looking for dedicated, motivated, enthusiastic team players who want to make a difference in the community. Our competitive compensation and benefits program includes health, dental, vision, company-paid life, flexible spending accounts and a 403(B) plan, for eligible employees. VCC is an equal opportunity employer.


Supports physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and/or nurses by taking vitals, assisting in medical examinations and other specific procedures, and providing translation services.

  • Oversee proper receipt, storage and transport of vaccine shipments
  • Ensure current Vaccine Information Statement is always used
  • Maintain all appropriate storage and handling documentation as set by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Maintain storage equipment in compliance with CDC standards and manufacturers guidelines
  • Maintain records, including Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Adults (VFA) program documentation
  • Report and return vaccines within 30 days of expiration or spoilage
  • Store and label vaccines in storage units following CDC guidelines; ensure vaccines are organized within the unit and inspect storage unit daily
  • Check stock weekly and rotate when a shipment arrives so vaccine closest to expiration date is used first
  • Promptly remove expired vaccines from the storage unit; ensure never administered to a patient
  • Work with the San Diego Immunization Registry / Public Health Department to transfer vaccines close to expiration
  • Ensure a digital data logging thermometer with a current certificate of calibration is maintained for each vaccine storage unit
  • Prepare patients for examination and assist providers with the examination and/or procedure
  • Take vital signs, height and weight of patients; plot growth charts; administer immunizations
  • Perform laboratory and screening tests customarily performed in a medical office such as visual acuity, audiometric screening, Snellen tests, spirometry tests and EKGs
  • Give counseling, care and follow-up instructions, health education and materials to patients as instructed by provider


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification indicating completion of program from an approved school or hospital including externship
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Current CPR certification
  • Minimum of one year back office experience in a clinical environment
  • Phlebotomy experience; certificate preferred

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Good knowledge of general back office procedures, such as taking vitals, performing venipuncture, administering immunizations, etc
  • Good comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology in English and Spanish
  • Emergency response capability for possible crisis situations
  • Experience/familiarity with computers, Microsoft Office products (Word/Excel), business e-mail communication systems and internet search capabilities