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Patient Care Associate - OPD Specialty Community Clinics / Per Diem

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Monday-Friday as needed

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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 


Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.


The Specialty Clinic (BS 5) is located at 79 Retreat Ave. on the fifth and second floor of the Brownstone Building of Hartford Hospital.  The clinic has over 4,500 patient visits annually.  There are over 10 different specialty clinics held on various days of the week. Clinics include services from Breast, Cardiology, Ear Nose and Throat, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Movement Disorder, Neurology/Epilepsy, Ophthalmology, Pulmonary, Trauma and Urology/Cystoscopies.  Staffing includes Attending’s, PA’s, Fellows, Residents, RN’s, MA’s, MAA’s, Central Scheduling and an Office Coordinator.  Brownstone staff guides patients through the health system, including appropriate referrals for services to other health professionals.


Job Summary:

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Physician, the Medical Assistant performs delegated functions as a member of the patient care team to provide a variety of multi-skilled services. These activities contribute to meeting the health care, safety and comfort needs of patients, and are performed in accordance with all existing regulatory, state and company standards, policies and procedures. The Medical Assistant will be primarily responsible for the rooming of patients, obtaining vital signs, assisting the physician or Nurse Practitioner in performing gynecologic examinations, minor surgical procedures, phlebotomy, obtaining pre-certification and pre-authorizations for surgeries and specialized testing. The Medical Assistant will be responsible to cover the front administrative office when needed and will be required to answer phones, schedule appointments, sign in and discharge patients, copying and faxing as necessary. Reports to the assigned supervisor.


  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.
  • High School graduate or equivalent required. Diploma from an accredited medical assistant program and Medical Assistant Certification preferred.
  • CPR certified (or validation within 3 months of hire)
    Must be capable and willing to cover administrative front office staff depending on the department’s needs: scheduling appointments, answering telephones, signing in and discharging patients, copying and faxing
    Knowledge of computer systems: Microsoft Office, IDX, Allscripts a plus.
  • This position is located within a busy outpatient ambulatory care clinic setting. Must be able to multitask, possess outstanding communication and follow up skills.


We take great care of careers.


With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.



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