Job: Orderly (Medical Services Assistant I) (Open and Promotional)

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Job Title:Orderly (Medical Services Assistant I) (Open and Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Wed. 04/04/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$18.95 - $23.69 Hourly
$1,516.00 - $1,895.20 Biweekly
$3,284.67 - $4,106.27 Monthly
$39,416.00 - $49,275.20 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
The San Mateo Medical Center is seeking Medical Services Assistant I to perform basic and routine duties related to bedside care and other support services required to treat patients in an Operating Room environment. Duties may include the following: transport patients; assist nursing personnel in the care and lifting of patients; set up oxygen tanks, traction and other hospital equipment; transport specimens, medical records and other supplies and equipment to other units; perform light housekeeping duties as assigned; lift patients and heavy items such as supplies and equipment; assist with patients requiring security; and respond to various emergency codes, such as a "Code Blue."

The ideal candidate will possess a CPR certificate. The selected candidate must obtain a CPR certificate within six (6) months of hire.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Transport patients throughout the various departments of the hospital.
  • Provide assistance with lifting and transferring patients in the OR.
  • Assist with room turnovers.
  • Assisting with clean-up of anesthesia carts.
  • Stocking fluid warmers.
  • Cleaning and making up patient gurneys.
  • Assist with positioning patients in the OR.
  • Assist with cleaning equipment after use.
  • Assist with obtaining needed supplies for the OR cases.
  • Set up oxygen, traction and other hospital equipment.
  • Transport specimens, medical records and other supplies and equipment.
  • Perform light housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • Assist with patients requiring security.
  • Lift patients and heavy items such as supplies and equipment from room to room.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of: Basic principles, techniques and procedures in delivering patient care related to personal hygiene, comfort, treatment, physical and psychosocial needs.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Learn hospital and clinic techniques and procedures.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Performing routine tasks.
  • Develop empathetic attitudes toward patients.
  • Lift and transport patients and heavy items such as supplies and equipment.
  • Work with culturally, socio-economically, diverse patient population of varying ages.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.
Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.
The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before the final filing date.

Final Filing Date: April 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Screening Committee: April 17, 2018
Combined Panel/Department Interviews: April 24, 2018

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.

The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Analyst: Wendy Young (032118) (Medical Services Assistant I - F077)

Keywords: Medical Assistant, Health Services


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