Childhood Health Associates of Salem and Silverton is seeking a Front Desk Medical Receptionist to help us care for children in our growing Pediatric Clinic.

Childhood Health is looking for qualified candidates that possess strong communication and customer service skills (verbal, non-verbal and written), a great attitude and are highly motivated to complete tasks while working closely with others.  This position is considered full time at approximately 33 hours per week, Monday through Friday at both our Salem and Silverton locations, with some evening and weekend coverage at our Salem location only. 
Scheduled hours will remain consistent from month to month, however, there will be opportunities to pick up additional hours as well due to unexpected staff outs. 
It is preferable this candidate be available on an “on call” or “as needed” basis at both of our locations. 
Experience as a medical receptionist in a pediatric and/or primary care setting is preferred. Bilingual is a plus but not required. We offer a competitive salary as well as a complete benefit package.

If interested, please fill out an employment application available under Job Opportunities, and send the completed form along with your resume and cover letter to:

Childhood Health Associates of Salem
ATTN: Peggy York
Front Office Manager
891 23rd St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Closing Date: June 20, 2018

Unused Medications are Unsafe Medications

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Unused medications are especially concerning when there are kids in the house. There is always a risk that a child might accidentally (or even on purpose) take an old medication. This can be very dangerous depending on the medications that are hanging around long after they were needed.

Many medications are harmful to the environment if they are thrown into your household garbage. They can contaminate the soil and the water, and we don’t need three-eyed fish or mutant frogs in Oregon’s streams and rivers - not to mention the medication that can get into our drinking water!

To safely dispose of medications take them to a “Drug Take Back” site or to a “Drug Take Back Day” event. This will ensure that the medications are disposed of properly and safely.

Marion and Polk County have several permanent drug disposal boxes always available to receive unused, unwanted, and expired medications. The following locations have medication disposal containers with the most convenient hours:

  • Salem Police Department on SE Liberty Street  - Lobby Drop Box available all hours, all days.
  • Stayton Police Department on N 3rd Street  - Lobby Drop Box available all hours, all days.
  • Walgreen’s on Lancaster NE - kiosk available all hours, all days.
  • Salem Hospital Retail Pharmacy (Building C Lobby)  Monday - Friday (Closed Holidays) from 7:30AM to 5:30PM
  • Keizer Police Department on Chemawa NE and Dallas Police Department on SE Court Street - Lobby Drop Box available Monday - Friday from 8AM to 5PM

More information for Marion County locations here. Other county information from the Oregon Health Authority here. Find information on the next Drug Take Back Day at DEA here

Finally, if a child may have taken a medication not prescribed for them, parents or caregivers should immediately call the Oregon Poison Control Center Hotline number is 800-222-1222.