Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following responsibilities apply to all levels within the job family at various levels of complexity:
Clinical Assistant I and Clinical Assistant II
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Clinical Assistant I
-High School Diploma or GED required; college coursework preferred.
-Completion of an accredited medical assistant program or certified CNA with 3 or more years of relevant experience. Phlebotomy certification is also preferred. In some cases, Nurse Students in an accredited Bachelor’s program with at least 2 completed clinical rotations may be considered. (UPDATED on 7/9/2019)
-Experience preferred, but not required.
-Applies Institute policies and procedures to resolve routine issues. Works on problems of limited scope. Builds stable working relationships internally.
Clinical Assistant II
- In addition to the minimum qualifications of a Clinical Assistant I, typically requires 2-3 years of equivalent experience in a medical setting.
-Developing technical expertise, applies Institute policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
- Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Clinical Assistant I and II
- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Self-starter with strong team player abilities
- Ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Ability to function in a busy work setting with patients with complex needs.
- Strong analytical skills, written skills, technical skills, problem-solving skills, attention to details, ability to balance multiple tasks.
- Ability to be organized in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and meet pre-determined deadlines.
- Demonstrates respectful and courteous behavior toward peers, co-workers, visitors and management.
- Demonstrates understanding of special needs and behaviors of age groups of the population served: young adult to geriatric.