Affinity Health Center

Medical Assistant Intern

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Affinity Health Center operates with a staff of full-time and part-time employees. Our team of providers includes an Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease Physician, Family Practice Physicians, Family Nurse Practitioners, a Certified Nurse Midwife, Dentist, Mental Health Counselors, and contracted consulting Psychiatrist. We also have clinical support staff, case managers, and community health educators to provide comprehensive health services for you and your family.

Our Mission and Vision guide each and every one of us.
Affinity Health Center serves the healthcare needs of our community by providing access to high-quality, comprehensive care with compassion, dignity and respect. Affinity Health Center’s vision is for a healthy and vibrant community where all people have access to exceptional and comprehensive healthcare.

DESCRIPTION As a medical assistant intern, you will be responsible for a wide variety of clinical and administrative tasks under the direction and guidance of experienced professionals. This allows you to hone your skills under ‘safety net’ conditions so you will be fully prepared to enter the workforce as a competent, skilled professional.


Clinical duties of a medical assistant intern may include:

  • Preparing patients for examinations. This may include leading patients to examination rooms, taking and logging patient vital signs and medical histories, explaining procedures, and setting up equipment for the doctor’s arrival. Interns are also often responsible for cleaning and preparing examination rooms after a patient’s departure.
  • Laboratory tasks. In many cases, interns are required to collect and handle samples for pathological testing as well as assisting with injectable medications or patients.
  • Managing supplies. Interns are often trained and responsible for sorting and organizing laboratory materials, keeping examination rooms stocked, and inspecting the structure and integrity of medical implements.


During the internship, you will be expected to perform certain administrative duties under the direction and guidance of a healthcare supervisor.

Manage communications. You will likely be required to convey a large variety of information to patients, supervisors, coworkers, and others through postal mail, e-mail, telephone communication, video conferencing, and personal communication.

  • Maintaining health records. As an intern, you will help in the completion and updating of patient charts and other records while meeting HIPAA regulations.
  • Relaying messages. As part of your duties, you may be expected to answer phone calls, take messages, and relay messages to doctors, nurses, and other staff members accurately.
  • Scheduling appointments. Many interns spend some time learning to effectively schedule patient appointments according to the guidelines and practices of the office.
  • Documenting information. Medical assistant interns are often responsible for documenting a variety of information in both written and electronic formats. This involves the ability to use computers and software programs.
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.


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