Medical Assistant - Bilingual Portuguese speaking Job at Health Imperatives, Plymouth, MA

  • Health Imperatives
  • Plymouth, MA

Job Description

ABOUT US : Health Imperatives is a safe and welcoming place for people from every race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, and faith. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts. We are dedicated to promoting and achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to elevating the voices of the people we serve and those we employ to provide the highest quality care and to develop the most creative solutions to the challenges we face. We are committed to eliminating disparities and increasing access to meaningful opportunities for all, particularly those disproportionately impacted by systemic racism. We partner with our clients and other community-based organizations and stakeholders to provide coordinated, effective care and support. We serve a diverse mix of racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, including youth, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with limited English proficiency, survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, commercial sexual exploitation, individuals with substance use disorders, and people who are or have been incarcerated. We provide a wide array of trauma-informed healthcare, emergency services, and supports to nearly 25,000 individuals each year, and we are committed to making our programs more accessible to all.


JOB TITLE: Medical Assistant Bilingual Portuguese speaking

LOCATION: Plymouth, Brockton, New Bedford

HOURS: Fulltime, some evenings

SALARY: $28.10

BENEFITS: Medical, dental, holiday, paid earned leave, 403b, etc.

DUTIES: The Medical Assistant will work within a sexual and reproductive health services team to support the provision of clinical services by providing the following:
  • Provide clients with non-judgmental and accurate information regarding reproductive health issues, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, Hepatitis, pregnancy options, and pregnancy prevention.
  • Perform routine lab functions and testing including phlebotomy, urine pregnancy testing, HIV and Hepatitis testing and prepare specimens for transport
  • Assist in abortion procedures to provide clinician and/or patient support. taking vital signs, providing aftercare, and patient support and information
  • Assist with GYN procedures including LEEP, colposcopy, and ultrasound
  • Triage post procedure patient care
  • Room patients and obtain and record client's personal medical history including gynecological, obstetrical and sexual history
  • Provide service navigation including linking patients to care and providing referrals and medical follow-up
  • Provide HIV PrEP/nPEP drug assistance and support, referrals for overdose education and Naloxone, medication assisted treatment, syringe services, mental health, primary care, housing, and other social services
  • Accurately enter data into electronic health record system
  • Prepare and maintain exam rooms and maintain laboratory controls
  • Other duties as assigned by the Site Manager.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Portuguese speaker; high school diploma or equivalent; prior experience as medical or social service setting in busy office; computer literacy essential. Must demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills in English and be sensitive to the needs of a culturally diverse population; prior experience working with low income and vulnerable populations; demonstrated ability to communicate unbiased reproductive health knowledge to patients (adolescents and adults of all genders) in an effective and culturally competent, non-judgmental manner.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Medical Assistant Certificate, GYN medical assisting experience

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Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Afternoon shift,

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