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SUD Receptionist/Medical Assistant 

Category Clinical  


This position acts as clinical support staff for the Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) clinic. SUD Medical Assistant will be responsible for patient assessment and care, and maintaining appropriate documentation. Medical Assistant must be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients within the clinic. This position is responsible for coordinating care to assure high quality, compassionate patient care is provided. May also be required to perform general clerical duties, (keyboarding, filing, telephone, computer and office equipment) as needed. The expectations outlined in this job description may vary slightly depending on the practice in which you are assigned.


Works under the director supervision of the Practice Manager and Clinical Operations Director.




An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential duties: (These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform).

  1. Responsible for taking vital signs, injections, venipuncture, the collection of body fluid specimens for analysis and any other procedure in which they have been trained when ordered by the proper professionals;
  2. Demonstrates organizational skills and the ability to work with the public and a general working knowledge of operating an office in a medical or clinic setting;
  3. Assists in managing a specific caseload when their training and / or experience of working in an outpatient treatment program qualify them to do so;
  4. May process incoming and outgoing correspondence;
  5. Perform other duties as assigned


Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.

Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Works in an office environment with minimal exposure to noise, temperature discomfort and lighting inadequacies. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location MidMichigan Health Park - Houghton Lake  
Open Date 8/9/2022  
Position SUD Receptionist/Medical Assistant  
Position Requirements


All of the following functions, qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA’s) and duties are essential. An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following:

  • Certified or Registered Medical Assistant
  • Professional and positive demeanor
  • Proficient Computer Skills
  • Attention to Detail and accuracy
  • Organizational Skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Will be required to learn and work with multiple software/hardware products.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment by offering and accepting honest and constructive feedback, supporting team and organizational goals.
  • Knowledge of HIPPA regulations
  • Skill in use of typewriter, calculator, copy machine and computers.
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations positively.
  • Ability to accept and perform other duties when needed.
  • Basic knowledge of correct English usage, spelling and punctuation.
  • Basic knowledge of modern office practices, materials and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of medical practice and examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Ability to compare names and numbers accurately and to make arithmetical computations.
  • Ability to write neatly and legibly.
  • Ability to learn routines and procedures quickly.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Some knowledge of insurance requirements and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of filing systems.

High School Diploma or GED
Basic Life Support certification or obtain with in 6 months of hire date.
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through American Medical Technologist (AMT) Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Prefer completion of a Medical Assistant program through an accredited organization. Must obtain with in one year of hire date.

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About the Organization MidMichigan Community Health Services is a federally qualified rural community health center (FQHC) based in Houghton Lake, Michigan. We provide primary and specialty health care for all, with a particular emphasis on access for the underserved.

We are headquartered in beautiful Houghton Lake, Michigan. Northern Michigan has an abundance of year-round activities for all. Our community offers great fishing, beautiful parks and beaches and is home to the largest inland lake in Michigan. Exploring Northern Michigan will provide the opportunity to explore wonderful parks, great public beaches which include swimming, playground equipment, barbecues and pavilions. From fishing to disc golf, our local parks are sure to provide fun for all. Additionally, the area provides plenty of hiking and nature trails, and over 200 miles of ORV trails.

Our organization was founded by concerned residents in the early 1970s to address the severe shortage of primary care in our area. We are still run by a local volunteer board of directors, helping to ensure that our services meet the community's needs.

We are compassionate to each other, ourselves, and our patients. We are family oriented, place high value skillsets, and working together for the wellbeing of the communities we serve. We communicate openly, provide clear goals and plans, and are passionate about personal growth and supportiveness. Our employees trust one another, have the willingness to share expertise, are are open to suggestions, and value individual contributions to a group effort. We hold each other accountable and solve problems striving to provide the highest quality of care for our patients. We believe we make the communities we serve a better place.  

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