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Medical Assistant New Grad Float Pool

Spectrum Health

This is a Full-time position in Caledonia, MI posted September 18, 2023.

$3,000 Sign On Bonus Available

Available Days: Monday- Friday

Core Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The Ambulatory- New Grad Float Pool is designed to train newly graduated MAs in primary health and specialty health practices thus allowing exposure to multiple areas within the ambulatory setting before committing to a permanent position in one office. The first 2 months (320 hours) of training will occur within the primary health setting with a validated preceptor. Recommendation for the MA to spend several weeks on specialty assignment(s) of interest.

Department Expectations

  • Scheduled hours/ FTE consistent with offer.
  • This position does require travel to various sites around West Michigan.
  • Mileage Reimbursement is paid when locations meet requirements.
  • Team members will be in the float pool until successful completion of required training and competencies, but not exceeding 14 months.
  • If the team member does not secure a position by the end of the 14-month period, the MA will have the opportunity to transfer into Ambulatory Resource Center or Float Pool.
  • Provides clinical support to health care professionals to ensure the delivery of quality health care services.

Position Details

  • Rooming patients (obtaining vitals, chief complaint and taking medical histories, medication reconciliation)
  • Preparing patients for exam and/ or assisting physician during exam
  • Point of Care (POC) testing, electrocardiograms (ECGs), wound care
  • Updating patient electronic medical record (Epic)
  • Clean & stock rooms
  • Answering phones and creating patient encounters
  • Prescription medication refills and other clinical administrative work (chart prep, Epic In-basket management)


  • High School Diploma or equivalent Required
  • Successful completion of a competency-based orientation program Required
  • New graduate MA with less than 60 days of employment as an MA Required (Clinical/Externship time does not count toward 60 days)
  • 1 year of relevant experience working in a physician practice or healthcare setting Preferred
  • One of the following Required within 120 Days
  • AAMA Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • AMT Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • NHA Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • NCCT Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA)
  • NAHP Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA)
  • AHA or ARC Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification Required within 120 Days

Physical Demands

  • Pallet to Waist (6″ from floor) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 50 lbs
  • Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 50 lbs
  • Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
  • Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 5 lbs
  • Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs
  • Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
  • Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 25 lbs
  • Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 20 lbs
  • Sitting: Seldom
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Forward Bend – Standing: Occasionally
  • Forward Bend – Sitting: Occasionally
  • Trunk Rotation – Standing: Occasionally
  • Trunk Rotation – Sitting: Occasionally
  • Squat: Seldom
  • Stair Climbing: Seldom
  • Crawling / Kneeling: Seldom
  • Reach – Above Shoulder: Seldom
  • Reach – at Shoulder or Below: Occasionally
  • Handling: Occasionally
  • Forceful Grip > 5 lbs
    : Occasionally
  • Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Occasionally
  • Finger/Hand Dexterity: Frequently
  • Visual Acuity ¹
    [None = No; Seldom = Yes]: Seldom

    Primary Location

    SITE – Corewell Health Place Building B – 648 Monroe – Grand Rapids

    Department Name

    Resource Center – CHMG West

    Employment Type

    Full time


    Day (United States of America)

    Weekly Scheduled Hours


    Hours of Work

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Days Worked

    Monday to Friday

    Weekend Frequency


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    Corewell Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors and community. That is why we require a drug-free workplace and various vaccinations as a requirement for employment.

    Corewell Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

    An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.

    If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447. We are committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.