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Abortion Care Health Center Associate II (HCA II), Medical Assistant (MA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Brooklyn Park, MN

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Planned Parenthood North Central States

Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota


Abortion Care Health Center Associate II (HCA II), Medical Assistant (MA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Brooklyn Park, MN

 Pay: HCA II: $20, MA: $20, LPN: $24 per hour (experience will be compensated)

Schedule: Part-time, 8 hours per week

Shift times: 8 hours per week, variable schedule, Monday-Friday.

Location: Brooklyn Park Health Center, 7532 Brooklyn Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55443

Job type: Non-Exempt

Union Membership: This position is represented by SEIU.

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Benefits and Perks:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance with equity-based premium tiers
  • NICE HEALTHCARE. A free, virtual primary care for entire household (in-home available for qualifying locations) Services include: 80 free labs, free x-rays, and physical tests, live, virtual physical therapy, 550+ free medications and more!
  • Continued Education Reimbursement: for RNs (up to $1,000 per year & 2 paid CEU days), and MAs, LPNs, Ultrasound Techs, and all other employees represented by the Union (up to $500 per year & 2 paid CEU days).
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Paid time off: PTO starting at .05769 accrual rate per hour worked.
  • 8 hours volunteer paid time off annually.
  • 8 paid federal holidays & 2 paid floating holidays.
  • Retirement: 403(b) with employer match, 50% for the first 6% deferred
  • 8 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Earned Extended Leave
  • Free subscription to Headspace App
  • Time off to vote.
  • We also offer employee discounts for electronics, appliances, hotels, gift cards, apparel, cars, fitness memberships, groceries, and at Office Depot, Verizon, AT&T, Dell & more.

We also offer:

  • Start date flexibility.
  • Comprehensive paid training for all health services positions & flexibility with hours per week during training. Training includes classroom, mock clinic, and shadowing shifts.
  • Shift differentials:
    • $1.50/hour (weekend), $3.00/hour (evening), $4.00/hour (float/travel), $2.00/hour (Bilingual), and $3.00/hour (ultrasound)
  • Travel reimbursement.
  • Schedules created & sent out 6 weeks in advance.
  • Option of picking up additional shifts, including at other locations other than your “home” clinic.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Health Center Associate II:
    • At least 6 months experience as an HCA I or VCA at PPNCS
    • BLS (Basic Life Support) Certificate for healthcare providers, or ability to obtain before start date
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Basic computer and office skills
  • Medical Assistant:
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Current BLS certification
    • Completion of a Medical Assisting diploma program, Associate degree in Medical Assisting, has equivalent military experience or past EMT/Paramedic licensure.
  • LPN:
    • Current active, unencumbered LPN license in state you are applying for the role
    • Current BLS certification

Your Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Interview and screen patients, conduct patient history review, document in electronic medical record, and prepare patients for examinations/procedures. Monitor patient vital signs.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests including venipuncture. Communicate lab test results to clinician.
  • Set up exam rooms and prepare patients for their clinical visits.
  • Provide factual patient education. Provide additional education after clinician or RN assessment. Including explanations of all FDA approved birth control methods.  Provide unbiased specific instruction on the client’s selected birth control method.
  • Provide contraceptive supplies, medications including injectables, perform venipuncture, and manage patients with medical emergencies per PPNCS protocols under direct supervision of licensed nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, physician, or registered nurse.
  • Assure inventory control of clinic and contraceptive supplies including ordering, stocking, inventory reconciliation and tracking.
  • Communicate PPNCS protocols, policy and procedures to clinicians and staff as appropriate. Assure clinic manuals are up to date (e.g., clinic, lab, safety).
  • Provide factual, unbiased information to patients seeking abortion.
  • Describe the difference between medication and surgical abortion.
  • Inform patients in a non-directive manner about all options available to them in the event of an unintended pregnancy and make a referral for service based on the patients’ needs.
  • All health center staff are expected to participate in the onboarding of new employees and supporting the cross-training of established employees.
  • Follow all laws regarding mandatory reporting.
  • Participate in team approach to patient care working cooperatively with others to achieve productivity standards and exceptional customer service.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Planned Parenthood policies and procedures and apply these to patient and clinic services. 

Provide Coverage at the Front Desk as Needed:

  • Welcome all patients and visitors. Register patients for health center services. Answer phones, direct calls, and reach out to patients as needed. Perform computer data entry, including patient demographics, insurance information, and appointment scheduling.
  • Maintain patient medical record and obtain patient consent for forms as necessary. Appropriately handle requests for patient medical records.
  • Collect, assess, and verify patient financial information and determine and confirm insurance coverage. Comply with all funding source requirements. Assess funding sources, aid patients in applying for and obtaining funding. Provide patients with resources for insurance navigation, financial counseling, and community sliding scale health centers.
  • Accurately inform patients of potential costs for services. Assess and collect patient fees. Reconcile, prepare, and make bank deposits. Comply with all aspects of the cash handling policies.
  • Prepare charge tickets for clinical staff coding. Charge post for clinical services and review charges for accuracy. Perform and reconcile charge reports.
  • Ensure all patients are provided with information regarding donations and are asked for a donation at the time of checkout. Provide a summary of services for the transaction.
  • Perform in-health center refill and resupply requests within scope of practice, including curbside prescription delivery.

Additional Essential Functions for Working at Surgical Sites:

  • As appropriate assist the physician with surgical procedures, monitor patient stability and perform macroscopic exam of tissue post-procedure.
  • Supervise and observe patients post procedure recovery
  • Comply with all laws governing services
  • Comply with all policies, procedures, rules and applicable laws and regulations governing abortion and other care services

Immunization Requirements:

  • Hepatitis B vaccination records
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination records or proof of immunization
  • Tuberculosis PPD Skin Test that is no older than 12 months

About Us:

At PPNCS, we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom, and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. That’s why we protect, promote, and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of people and families with empathy, care, and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission. To learn more: Our Mission.


When you work for Planned Parenthood, you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom. 


Planned Parenthood is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status, or status regarding public assistance. Planned Parenthood is committed to encouraging and promoting diversity as well as providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Planned Parenthood is dedicated to an equitable and inclusive work environment and encourages all interested candidates to apply regardless of initial skill set.


*Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation. *


This position is included in the SEIU bargaining unit, and depending on state law, requires union dues be deducted from employee paychecks in an amount up to 2.25% of gross pay.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Date Posted July 11, 2024
Date Closes August 25, 2024
Start Date May 16, 2024
Located In Minneapolis, MN
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 31-9092.00 Medical Assistants
Zipcode 55443
Name Laura Lux

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

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