***Please note that we are open to accepting LPN travelers as well. If you have an LPN interested in the temp. assignment/contract; please submit with the appropriate all-inclusive rate. ***The Clinical Assistant provides care to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly in a rural ambulatory care clinic.
Essential job responsibilities include rooming patients, performing clinical duties, maintaining lab and exam rooms, quality assurance activities, and demonstrating customer service skills.
In addition, Clinical Assistants perform administrative and data management tasks. Information is written in patients’ charts along with patients’ medical history. This position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, performing CLIA-waived laboratory tests, answering phones, processing provider orders, and participating in training processes and staff meetings.
Must demonstrate good judgment and be a self-starter, but works under close supervision of a provider. This position directly supports and assists the rural clinic provider. This position is essential in maintaining efficient clinic operations and patient flow to maximize the provider’s time and ensure access to health care for patients in rural communities. Rooming Patients. Prepares for a patient visit by reviewing the charts for needed forms, follow-up labs, or procedures needed.
Prepares patient for the exam by obtaining and recording age-appropriate vital signs per department protocol, i.e., temperature, height, weight, head circumference, blood pressure, respiration, pulse oximetry, and visual acuity testing. Obtains medical history updates and confirms medications. Accurately collects and documents information in the patient charts. Keeps patient records in order with all forms properly identified; copies and compiles other medical data as needed.
Assures patient medication and immunization records are current. Recognizes signs or symptoms requiring prompt intervention and acts appropriately. Transports patients within the facility, as needed. Demonstrates ability to smoothly manage patient care duties while maintaining clinic flow.
Report, and when appropriate, record any changes observed in the condition or behavior of patients, unusual incidents, or breaches in safety. Observe patients insure children, elderly, or impaired patients who require observation or assistance have someone in attendance.
Clinical Duties. Set up equipment and supplies for routine exams and minor procedures. Prepare patients for and assist with procedures, treatments, and minor office surgeries. Provides specimen collection, throat swabs for culture, CLIA-waived laboratory testing*, such as PT/INR, strep A, hemoccult, capillary glucose, urine analyzer, and urine HCG. Performs phlebotomy for Quest labs.
Follows protocol for collecting, labeling, and transporting specimens. With appropriate orders: apply heat/cold packs, abdominal binders, and anti-embolism stockings, per competency assessment, obtain 12 lead EKGs per competency assessment, peak flow, and apply oxygen. Assist patients with ambulation or transfer; perform minor, non-invasive treatments, e.g. simple dressing changes, and use of an automated external defibrillator.
Performs basic health coaching and patient education as directed by the provider and according to evidence-based guidelines using patient education materials. Maintain lab and exam rooms. Sanitizes exam rooms between patients.
Ensures exam room supplies are organized and stocked. Maintains lab equipment and organizes lab supplies. Inventory, re-order, and stock medical supplies. Sterilizes surgical equipment and ensures sterile package integrity. Dispose of solid/liquid waste and infectious materials according to infection control standards. Quality Assurance. Conducts daily/weekly/monthly QA checks on equipment and crash cart.
Documents refrigerator temperatures according to regulations. Keeps sterilization logs. Demonstrates correct utilization of computer-based health information systems and electronic health record systems. Notify the provider of any repairs/safety concerns that need attention. Maintain a safe and clean environment. Customer Service. Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence.
Answers inquiries of a general nature by nursing staff, provider staff, other departments, visitors, and patients: assisting them in a friendly and cooperative manner; receives and relays messages to personnel and uses proper telephone etiquette. Provide cross-coverage for their peers, helping peers and clinics that need assistance to ensure the efficient and effective flow of patients through the department.
Perform duties as assigned in a responsible, respectful, and caring manner to promote effective staff relationships. Attends and participates in at least 50% of area staff meetings annually; responsible for applying the information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with the area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with department manager regarding the area or department issues; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to appropriate Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy.
High School Diploma or equivalent License/Certifications·
EMT III Current Alaska Certification or·
Community Health Aide Practitioner or·
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or·
Current Alaska Paramedic Certification or·
Graduation with a nursing degree from an accredited institution can replace the certification requirements above. ·
Current Basic Life Safety certification
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of: Clinic procedures for receiving and following through on a patient visit and any related clinic treatments and procedures Age-appropriate vital signs and behaviorsHIPAA and SEARHC policies
Good interpersonal communication skills and use of customer service skills
Strong organizational skills
Computer application skills sufficient to utilize medical databases in a competent manner
Ability to: Operate medical equipment including blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, EKG machine, tympanometer, autoclave, learn and use various EMR systems and accurately record patient data communicate and interact with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team recognize and respond appropriately in emergencies
Medical Assistant, Clinic, Ambulatory Care
General Certifications :
ACLS BLS/BCLS PALS NRP ATT