The Clinical Assistant provides care to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and 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' chart along with patients' medical history. This position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, perform CLIA-waived laboratory tests, answering phones, processing provider orders, and participation in training processes and staff meetings. Must demonstrate good judgment and be self starting, but works under close supervision of provider. This position directly supports and assists the rural clinic provider.
This position is essential in maintaining efficient clinic operations and patient flow in order to maximize the provider's time and to insure access to health care for patients in rural communities. This is a job progression consisting of three job levels, designed to provide progressively more technical and independent work experiences to participants as part of the overall assessment of their ability and capability. Promotion between job levels is based on performance on prior assignments, required certifications, and the demonstrated ability to successfully handle more progressively responsible assignments.
Baseline Qualification Requirements:
Any of the following certifications, level of certification denotes qualified:
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), or EMT-I,or CMA or Health Aide level I training completed
- Six months primary care experience
- CNA: minimum 2 years experience and successful completion of CA-1 Competency Assessment or
- EMTI: minimum 1 year actively practicing EMT I or
- Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), minimum of 1 year experience in a primary care clinic
- EMT I and CMA: Satisfactorily complete demonstrated competencies within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter.
- Requires good interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational skills
- Basic Life Support (BLS) current.
- Successful completion of a two week in-house laboratory training program is required for continued employment
- Certified Nursing Assistant certificate from an accredited program
- EMTI from an accredited program
- Alaska Community Health Aide –level 1 complete
- Certified Medical Assistant with qualifying experience