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Office Receptionist

Company: Community Health Centers
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The Office Receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, as well as additional clerical duties.

It is the primary purpose of CHCCC to provide the highest quality of health care possible to the patient population it serves. Such a level of quality depends ultimately on the staff's desire and ability to work together, individually and as a team. The employee is expected to be professional, punctual, maintain regular attendance, cooperative, organized, enthusiastic at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Additional duties may be assigned with or without prior notice.

Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or by telephone, and answering or referring inquiries.

Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories.

Maintains security by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.

Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Takes and retrieves messages for various personnel.

Receives, sorts, and forwards incoming mail.

Assists with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing, and collating.

Assists in planning and coordination of office events, both internally and externally.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Maintains and adheres to HIPAA, employee confidentiality, and privileged communications (patient, employee, and corporation).


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position. Telephone Skills, Verbal Communication, Microsoft Office Skills, Listening, Professionalism, Customer Focus, Organization, Informing Others, Handles Pressure, Phone Skills, Supply Management.


High school diploma; and 1 year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply sound judgment in understanding to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to make appropriate job decisions following standard office policies and past precedents.


Experience with word processing, spreadsheets, email, and keyboarding required. Microsoft Office and Google Suite skills required.


Possession of current, valid, unrestricted California Driver's License (Class C) required.


Required to pass a criminal history background check and drug screen upon hire.

Annual health examination; annual Tuberculosis skin test clearance or chest x-ray; proof of immunity to MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B; proof of Tdap vaccine; during current flu season, must provide proof of influenza vaccine or a signed declination form. If declined, a flu mask is mandatory during flu season.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.


Moderate noise level associated with open office work environment. Driving will be required for this position.

Keywords: Community Health Centers, Santa Maria , Office Receptionist, Other , Santa Maria, California

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