Flu Vaccine is Here and Ready!

Our initial shipments of flu vaccine have arrived and we are ready to begin vaccinating for the 2016-2017 flu season. Flu vaccine is recommended for all children six months and older, every year. Your child may receive the flu vaccine at any scheduled visit with us, at a sibling's scheduled visit, or as a walk-in any time we are open. 

As always, please have up-to-date insurance information available for each child that is getting the vaccine. If you would like your children to be vaccinated when you are here for a sibling's appointment, please tell our friendly front-desk receptionists when you are checking in the child who has an appointment.

The CDC has recommended that all flu vaccination for this season be carried out with the injection form of the vaccine, due to concerns about effectiveness for the Flumist nasal form against this year's expected strains. There will be NO Flumist available for the 2016-2017 flu vaccination campaign.

Job Opportunity for Medical Assistant

Childhood Health Associates of Salem seeks to hire a part-time Medical Assistant. Our office is a growing, fast-paced pediatric clinic located in Salem, Oregon and we are looking for someone who is dedicated to the field of medicine and who has a strong interest in pediatric primary care.

The position we are looking to fill will have a minimum of 24 scheduled hours per week. Our office is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday and from 9:00am-2:00pm on Saturdays. Schedule availability in the evenings and on weekends is REQUIRED. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package.

-High School diploma/GED required
-Successful completion of an accredited Medical Assisting Program required
-Current BLS from the America Heart Association is required
-Prior experience as a medical assistant in a pediatric and/or primary care setting preferred
-Current MA certification or registration is preferred but not required
-Bilingual in any language is a plus but not required

Qualified candidates must:
-possess the skills necessary to conduct themselves in a professional and responsible manner at all times
-be able to demonstrate and maintain an upbeat, positive attitude
-be able to think critically and problem-solve
-be detail-oriented and capable of multitasking
-have great verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills
-enjoy being challenged in their work
-be adaptable to change
-have strong computer skills
-be highly motivated to complete tasks 
-be able to consistently contribute as a member of the clinical team 
-have the drive to provide optimum care for our patients in a compassionate and caring way 

-Work closely with multiple providers, MAs, and RNs to provide the best care for our patients within the clinic-specific MA scope of practice
-Abide by HIPAA standards at all times
-Perform CLIA-waived tests following clinic standards
-Administer and document vaccinations with proper technique for pediatric patients; memorize the standard and catch-up AAP pediatric immunization schedules
-Obtain and document reliable vital signs measurements
-Obtain and document relevant patient history in a professional and efficient manner
-Administer and document various screening procedures
-Appropriately handle, clean, and prepare instruments for sterilization 

If interested, please apply by completing and sending us the following documents:
1. a cover letter explaining how you are most qualified for the position
2. your most current resume
3. employment application (available from our website)
4. list of professional references 

To find the employment application visit the job opportunities page. Send your completed application packet to:

Childhood Health Associates of Salem
ATTN: Jennifer Brown, nursing manager
891 23rd Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

If you choose to drop off your application documents in person, please leave them with our wonderful reception staff. We will NOT be able to meet with you in person at that time.