Kaniksu Community Health is a non-profit, award winning Community Health Center that provides integrated, team-based healthcare in north Idaho.

The healthcare landscape is a tough one to navigate and a big part of what we do is untangle that mess for our patients, making an impact in their lives each and every day. Regardless of how a patient can pay, or the severity of their concerns, we help find solutions.

Patients consider us their partner in healthcare, over the course of their life and the spectrum of their health needs. From prevention and wellness to medical, dental, and behavioral health. From pediatric to geriatrics, we believe that quality healthcare should be accessible, approachable and affordable for everyone.

We don’t just say it. We prove it.

  • In one year we decreased the rate of patients with uncontrolled diabetes by 20%.
  • We rank in the top 10% of CHC’s in the country for clinical quality.
  • We report the highest level of control in the state for our hypertensive population.

But we’re not just invested in our patients – we’re invested in our people. We know that our overall success is a combined effort and we therefore strive to provide opportunities for our employees to learn, grow and thrive. We are proud to have built a positive and engaged team with a "family" spirit. Our team members must know exactly what we are working on and why, and how their everyday work contributes to successfully achieving this goal.

The benefits of working for KCH include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 4% 401K employer match
  • Year round, affordable on-site childcare at KCH Kid’s Club

This job might be for you if:

  • You like helping people. You are patient, level headed, and cool under pressure.
  • You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative solutions.
  • You value doing the right thing over seeking to be right.
  • You pay attention to the details - nothing is falling through the cracks on your watch.
  • You think on our feet and communicate clearly.
  • You are motivated and driven. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked.
  • You are going to take ownership of the time you spend with us and truly make a difference.

A Kaniksu Community Health a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is not just responsible for providing excellent customer service. They are committed to providing an excellent patient experience while performing essential clinical or administrative work in a fast-paced, productive environment. YOU ARE an essential team member charged with assisting patients in managing their care at Kaniksu Community Health. As a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), a typical day might include:

  • Prepares treatment rooms, positions instruments and equipment, and rooms patients.
  • Performs delegated patient care and therapeutic measures within the appropriate scope of practice consistent with the clinical assistant’s education, training and experience.
  • Has a commitment to creating a positive team environment and being a good team member of his/her PCMH team.
  • Administers medications, gives injections and applies dressings per KCH policy and procedure for medical assistant.
  • Calls in prescriptions, following written Medical Provider orders.
  • Fill out laboratory and diagnostic testing requests and makes patient appointments following written Medical Provider orders.
  • Performs related work as required, full job description available upon request.

To land this gig, you need to have some experience helping people. It does not have to be traditional customer service experience. Just make sure we can see where you picked up your ability to help others in your cover letter or resume.


  • Minimum graduate of an accredited medical and/or nursing assistant program with a current C.M.A credential.
  • Experience in a community health center, public health or a community hospital preferred.
  • Possess cognitive skills necessary to understanding medical instructions and identifying problems and offering solutions.
  • Possess light typing skills and computer skills.
  • Demonstrate accuracy, proficiency, and efficiency.
  • Demonstrate effective people skills with the ability to communicate well with patients and families utilizing tact and professionalism.