Medical Assistant Receptionist

Community Health Services
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking experienced Medical Assistant Receptionists for full time, 40-hour opportunities in its Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Adult Medicine and Behavioral Health Departments. This position is located in Hartford, CT. Reporting to the Nurse Manager or Office Manager in the department, the Medical Assistant Receptionist performs a variety of clerical, reception, and administrative or secretarial tasks in addition to assisting with direct patient care.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Have graduated from an accredited medical assistant or certified nursing assistant program

  • Have at least two years of successful medical or dental assisting experience in a healthcare setting AND some clerical, reception or administrative experience

  • Demonstrate superior customer service skills

  • Have demonstrated success delivering high quality patient care, including taking vital signs, appropriately collecting and handling specimens, and performing in-office laboratory and diagnostic tests consistent with competency level

  • Be willing to work extended hours as needed, including, with advance notice, some limited evenings and/or weekends

  • Have proven success handling confidential information

  • Be comfortable with or be able quickly to learn electronic practice management systems

  • Be able to process all forms of patient payments appropriately

  • Be able to produce high quality work efficiently and in an environment with changing priorities

  • Have the willingness and ability to work as part of a team and to demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism

Candidates with prior experience working in a multiple provider medical practice or with diverse socio-economically disadvantaged populations are preferred.

Local candidates will be given priority.

Company Description Community Health Services, Inc. (CHS) is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) located in Hartford a vibrant North End community. The largest community health center in Hartford, CHS is also the second oldest health center in the state of Connecticut. Since its establishment in 1970, CHS has grown from its humble beginnings in the office of Dr. Evans Daniels Jr., to the current three story state of the art medical facility at 500 Albany Avenue.

CHS serves a patient-base of almost 17,000 individuals and accommodates over 90,000 patient visits each year. As a federally qualified health center (FQHC), CHS is committed to caring for each person who enters our doors, regardless of their income or ability to pay for services and whether or not they have insurance. While the majority of those CHS serves live in our primary service area of Hartford's North End community, CHS is the medical home of residents throughout the Greater Hartford area.

CHS is not a clinic. We are a community health center where you can bring your entire family, and receive the same close, personal care and medical expertise you would expect from a private practice or hospital. CHS is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. While the Joint Commission sets the standards for the care in hospitals, accreditation is not required for community health centers. CHS undertook this effort as part of our commitment to excellence in our clinical practices, and providing every patient the quality of care they deserve.