Clinical Intake Specialist
Kenaitze Indian Tribe - Kenai, AK

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Job Description Job Title: Clinical Intake SpecialistRevision Date: 2/12/2014Dept./Program: DWC Primary CareEmployment Status: Full TimeDivision: Health SystemsFLSA Status: Non-exemptReports To: Registered Nurse SupervisorSchedule: 40 hours/weekSupervises: N/APosting Period: Job SummaryThe Clinical Intake Specialist will maintain a safe, welcoming and customer focused environment. They will use Motivational Interviewing (MI) to determine the reason for a person's contact with the clinic and design a Brief Action Plan (BAP). The Clinical Intake Specialist will promote the Dene' Wellness model, strengthen the partnership with the patient, identify what is important to accomplish during the encounter, perform appropriate Wellness screenings, gather clinical data appropriate for the encounter, update the electronic wellness record and determine the next step in the encounter and introduce the patient to the next involved staff member. Essential FunctionsUsing clinical intake guidelines, direct appropriate services for clients.Perform basic medical and clerical procedures before and after examination including taking vital signs, medical history update, specimen collection, point-of-care testing.Prepare, administer, and document immunizations or other injections.Provide patient education.EKG preparations, hook-up, and run EKG.Oxygen tank set-up.Develop and maintain a welcoming rapport with the client.Determine what is important for the specific encounter.Gather all necessary clinical data to facilitate the visit (screenings, vitals, history).Apply a deep understanding of the entire range of Tribal services to the person's unique situation.Use the electronic wellness record appropriately.In collaboration with integrated care team, refer patients to appropriate services.Maintain a professional and safe environment.Attend staff meetings for information sharing continuing education activities, and participate in continuous improvement efforts as required.Facilitate Flow.Schedule patients as appropriate.Perform other duties as assigned.Working ConditionsLifting RequirementsHeavy work Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and /or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical RequirementsStand or Sit (Stationary position) Walk (Move, Traverse)Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)Pushing or PullingRepetitive Motion Hazards and Atmospheric ConditionsExposure to FumesNoiseMechanical HazardsChemical HazardsElectrical HazardsBurn HazardsOther: Biohazard OSHA CategoriesCategory I Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue Equipment and ToolsList Equipment used for job: Stethoscope, thermometer, pulse oximetry, sphygmomanometer, computer, telephone, scaleList Tools: Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Other: Qualifications Education Associates Degree in healthcare related field to include LPN or RN (Preferred)Allied health degree to include medic, paramedic, or EMT (Preferred) Experience5 years recent clinical experience required License/CertificationBLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers)LPN (Required) Special SkillsExcellent customer service skills and attitudeFamiliarity with electronic health records (Preferred)Ability to maintain a calm demeanor under pressureExcellent oral and written communication skillsTraining in Motivational Interviewing TechniquesFamiliar with clinical, behavioral, and wellness screening toolsKnowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people (Preferred)De-escalation, mental health first aidSignatureThis Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.

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