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CapYear’s take on why this is a great opportunity for pre-health grads:

  • A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow.
  • Form part of a float pool of employees to work per diem
  • Must be able to work at least one full-day a week. (Uninterrupted 8 to 10 hour shift)
  • When applying please identify which day of the week you can work a full day (Monday - Friday only)
  • Opportunity to work alongside international healthcare leaders and specialists.
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Individuals collaborate as a member of the health care team, contributing toward a supportive and therapeutic environment that promotes the attainment of patient goals that are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timely.
  • Exposure to direct patient care, health education, administrative duties, and record keeping in a healthcare setting.

Position Overview:

The Medical Assistant (MA) is an integral member of the healthcare team and is accountable for patient care as assigned by a licensed independent provider (LIP: MD, NP, PA), a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN) . The MA participates in the direct and indirect care of patients, health maintenance, patient instruction, collaborative planning and rehabilitation as within scope of practice and consistent with his/her education and training. The Medical Assistant may be present in secure medication storage areas and is allowed incidental access to medications. Developing relationships with patients, families and colleagues, the MA functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides quality patient care and contributes toward the attainment of important goals for the patient, the practice and the organization.


Basic Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.



Clinical Skills:

  • Knowledge of practice operations and standards
  • Beginning to intermediate knowledge and use of medical terminology
  • Ability to accurately perform vital signs and obtain pertinent health information including but not limited to; temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, height, and weight
  • Ability to participate in the medication reconciliation processes and related prescription management tasks, including prior authorizations
  • Knowledge and ability to perform specific procedures and tests as appropriate to the clinical setting


Communication Skills:

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills in English
  • Communicates in a professional, courteous, clear and concise manner
  • Facilitates therapeutic relationships between patients, families and other members of the health care team


Writing Skills:

  • Ability to correspond and communicate with others clearly and effectively in writing (via e-mail, memo or interoffice note, documentation of patient information) and to take complete and accurate messages


Phone Skills:

  • Ability to telephonically support the practice by answering and screening calls, offering information within scope of practice to facilitate communication


Organization Skills:

  • Ability to manage work processes in a neat and systematic way
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively, appropriately prioritize clinical work, follow established policies, procedures and clinical practice guidelines, workflows


Technology Skills:

  • Demonstrates ability to utilize technology in the clinical setting
  • Includes basic computer skills as well as the utilization of electronic medical equipment
  • Ability to type accurately and enter data at an intermediate level
  • Ability to become proficient in using the EHR and other appropriate applications
  • Ability to utilize hand-held technology and download related data to the electronic health record.


  • Per-Diem
  • Day Shift
  • 8 to 10 hour shifts
  • 7 a.m. - 3:30, 8 - 4:30, 9 - 5:30 or 10 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday

Expected Start Date:

  • February/March


Downtown Boston

Part Time
No Weekend Hours
No - the position is at a single location

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