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Job ID: 180105

Client Services Assistant - Medical Records
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2022
Title Client Services Assistant - Medical Records
University Tufts University
N. Grafton, MA, United States
Department Medical Records
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Health Services


Join our team! We are currently interviewing for a new team member with solid professional skills, a passion for animals and a desire to make a difference in the lives of animals and humans. If you are seeking a role which promotes growth, learning, and values your contributions - you have found it. Our integrated care teams combine state-of-the-art science, clinical expertise, and the human touch to provide veterinary care that goes beyond healing the patient to caring for the entire family.


Benefits included Medical/ Dental/ Vision, Outstanding Retirement Options, Generous Paid Vacation and Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement and Pet Care Benefits.


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1985, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets. The hospital also serves as the primary clinical training environment for the veterinary students, interns and residents.


The Client Service department in the small and large animal hospitals includes Reception (SAH and HLA front desks), Client Liaisons, Switchboard and Medical Records. The primary functions of these departments are to ensure excellence in client service and client experience in all interactions of both hospitals.

What You'll Do

The Client Service Assistant works as part of an integrated care team to provide high quality administrative support and service to external and internal customers. Responsibilities include greeting and registering clients, admitting and discharging patients, scheduling appointments, assisting callers and managing patient records. Specific allocation of responsibilities may change depending upon the needs of the Hospital.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years of customer service experience
  • Exceptional communication skills (both in person, in writing and by telephone) showing close attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities within a busy clinical setting
  • Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of clinical and administrative professionals
  • Skilled in providing empathy and compassion internal clients and bereaved clients
  • Advanced computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Outlook and Excel and the ability to quickly learn the electronic medical record systems, imaging formats, and teleconferencing systems. Able to type a minimum of 60 words per minute.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study.
  • Mastery in administering a multi-line telephone switchboard system.
  • 3 -5 years of customer service experience, particularly in the fields of veterinary or human medicine.
  • Certifications in leadership development and/or client service areas.
  • Exceptional Client Service Awards and/or acknowledgments.
  • Knowledge of medical/veterinary terminology.
  • Experience in the Animal or Veterinary Industry.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • The schedule is Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.
  • This position will provide weekend on-call coverage for the operator on a rotating basis.
  • Some alternate hours may be required for shift coverage, meeting attendance or training sessions.
  • This position is considered essential (switchboard on call) and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity

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