Medical Assistant

Community Health Center, Inc. – Connecticut

Job Description Summary: Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), with offices in Connecticut, Colorado and California, is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA), and the Community eConsult Network (CeCN). Job Description: Full Time Medical Assistant Opportunity which entails travel to Middletown, New Britain and Meriden--must be flexible with travel. Monday- Friday 8- 5 PM. Who is Ryan White? The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program was named for a courageous young man named Ryan White who was diagnosed with AIDS following a blood transfusion in December 1984. Ryan White was diagnosed at age 13 while living in Komono, Indiana and was given six months to live. When Ryan White tried to return to school, he fought AIDS-related discrimination in his Indiana community. Along with his mother Jeanne White Ginder, Ryan White rallied for his right to attend school - gaining national attention - and became the face of public education about his disease. Surprising his doctors, Ryan White lived five years longer than predicted. He died in April 1990, one month before his high school graduation and only months before Congress passed the legislation bearing his name in August 1990 - the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. QUALIFICATIONS Required Skills and Education High school diploma or equivalency Completion of a Medical Assistant course from an accredited/recognized school Medical Assistant board certification/registration required EKG use, appointment scheduling, word processing and computer skills, and familiarity with medical testing procedures. Sound organizational skills and accuracy at all levels of job. Prior demonstrated excellent communication and customer service skills. Must be team focused and demonstrate leadership qualities. American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and AED (CPR/FPR/AED) certification. Access to clients’ charts and health care information. Maintains client confidentiality. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Communicates clinical/client information to providers accurately. Accurately take messages, and communicates on the telephone. Communicates effectively with other medical assistants, collaborates with medical provider and nursing staff. Location: Middletown Administration/Medical/Dental/ Marketing/IT Building Time Type: Full time

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