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Community Health Connections Medical Assistant - PER DIEM in Fitchburg, Massachusetts


Make an impact in your community through a career in health care!

Community Health Connections (CHC) is a safe haven to find compassionate care, regardless of income or insurance status.

Founded on February 25, 2002, we have 20 years of experience as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving low income, underinsured, uninsured, publicly housed, and homeless populations in 35 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts.

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager and Director of Nursing the Medical Assistant provides assistance to the patients and providers to provide quality care and assists in preventive care.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares patients for visits with providers by performing and recording vital signs (including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, weight, and other procedures as needed)

  • Helps to manage data for individuals receiving care for hypertension.

  • Assists in routine physical examinations by preparing the patient, the equipment, and supplies, and assisting the provider as needed.

  • Assists in preparing patients for routine diagnostic procedures (i.e., urine specimens) and performing selected screening tests (including urine dipsticks, urine hCG, and rapid strep throat cultures)

  • Assists in preparing routine diagnostic request forms.

  • Books patients for tests and appointments with outside facilities and/or specialists

  • Work is of medium demand, walking and standing.

  • Occasional lifting of patients with assistance, reaching, handling and fingering of instruments and equipment and caring of patient needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required, Certification as Medical Assistant or equivalent.

  • Previous experience preferred.

  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred

  • Work experience similar to a medical office environment preferred.

  • Computer skills for accurate data entry

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology

  • CPR certification or equivalent

  • Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced medical office environment.

We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits including bonuses, paid time off (vacation, sick, personal and 10 holidays), health, dental, life, vision, 401K, and more!




  • Medical terminology: Intermediate

  • Bilingual (Portuguese/Eng.): Intermediate

  • Medical office experience: Some Knowledge

  • Accurate Data Entry: Some Knowledge

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Intermediate



  • High School or better

Licenses & Certifications


  • Certified Medical Asst.

  • CPR