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Medical Receptionist – Madawaska Valley Family Health Team

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Barry's Bay



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Family Health Teams (FHTs) are tasked with providing patients with timely access to high-quality, comprehensive team-based primary care in their local community. The Madawaska Valley Family Health Team is a small, rural family health team associated with a group of six physicians. We are located in an area that has a high burden of chronic disease, low average socio-economic status and is historically under-served for health care services. The Madawaska Valley is known for its beautiful scenery of lakes, rivers and forests characteristic of the Algonquin Park area, ample outdoor recreation opportunities, and a strong sense of community.

We are seeking to recruit one or more passionate and collaborative individuals for the position of Medical Receptionist. This is a casual, part-time position.

Summary of Duties

  • Answering phones, booking appointments, greeting and checking patients and maintaining the flow of the front office
  • Assisting health care providers with front office administrative tasks
  • Maintaining front office organization including forms, contact lists, files and petty cash
  • Receiving cash payments from patients for third party services
  • Exercise good judgment
  • Completion of a medical office administration program including medical terminology and/or equivalent experience is required
  • Post-secondary education in a related field such as business administration is an asset
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Windows, Microsoft Office programs, email and internet research.
  • Demonstrated organizational, problem solving and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Experience with an electronic medical record (EMR), preferably Accuro is an asset
  • Experience working in a family health team is an asset
  • Familiarity with a Mac OS environment
  • Able to travel and hold a valid driver’s licence
  • Willing to work outside regular business hours on occasion
  • A collaborative and positive attitude
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and impartiality
  • Capacity to adapt quickly to a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • Proven participatory work style; ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment


There is a probationary period of three months.

To be considered, forward your curriculum vitae and cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. While we thank all applicants, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

The Madawaska Valley Family Health Team (MVFHT) is committed to employment equity, diversity and a supportive environment. The MVFHT welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. The MVFHT offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the MVFHT regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information
Susan Farrar, Executive Director
Madawaska Valley Family Health Team
21 St. Francis Memorial Drive,
Barry’s Bay, Ontario