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Health Center Assistant

Currently looking for a Certified Medical Assistant to fill an opening in Providence, RI. Interested candidates should have a Medical Assistant Certificate with knowledge of the goals and objectives of the patient care management plan.

Responsibilities of the Health Center Assistant

Assist MDs/NPs/RNs caring for patients (infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric) including but not limited to taking/recording vital signs/height/weight/ operating EKG machine, conducting lab tests, preparing patients for examination, preparing work areas, applying simple dressings (aseptic techniques), recording patient related procedures/tests in patients charts.

Answer and reroute incoming telephone calls, schedule patients using automated appointment scheduling process, interview incoming patients verifying identity, maintain provider appointment schedules, verify financial/insurance information, soliciting, collect payments for services, and recording required data.

Pull/Sort/File medical records; insert patient related material as required; maintain separate logs/records of medical files; type/file supporting records.

Provide general clerical support throughout the organization as needed including filing, answering/rerouting calls, preparing data reports, compiling statistics.

Work with all members of the Health Care Team towards achieving coordinated patient centered care.

Maintain patient confidentiality at all levels of interaction.


Requirements of the Health Center Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

Basic Life Support/CPR certification required

Ability to perform responsibilities across life cycle (infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric) required

Demonstrates knowledge of the goals and objectives of patient care management plan

Clear diction and unhampered conversational skills for conversing with a multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual patient community is essential

Computer literacy required

Familiarity with Physician Computer Network preferred but not required

Ability to speak both Spanish and English fluently, as well as read, comprehend and write both languages, is preferred

Availability to work a flexible schedule, as needed

Compensation for the Health Center Assistant

$16-$18/hour


Associated topics: aseptic technique, dietary, disease, injury, nephrology, nutritionist, patient, physiologist, physiology, protein

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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