Clinical Assistant
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium - Sitka, AK

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Position Summary Level I:
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. 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. 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 care. This information is written in patients' chart along with patients' medical history. This position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, performing Point of Care testing, answering phones, processing provider orders, data entry, and participation in training processes. Must demonstrate good judgment and be self starting, but works under close supervision of provider.

Baseline Qualification Requirements Level I:
High School Diploma or equivalent.
CNA, EMT-I, CMA or Health Aide level I training completed
Six months primary care experience
CNA: minimum 2 years experience and successful completion of CA-I Competency Assessment prior to being eligible to move to CA-I
EMT I: minimum 1 year actively practicing EMT I
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. See attached.
Any of the following certifications, level of certification denotes qualified for Clinical Assistant Level I.
Certified Nursing Assistant certificate from an accredited program, or
EMT I from an accredited program, or
Alaska Community Health Aide –level 1 completed, or
Certified Medical Assistant
Requires good interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational skills
Current BLS certification

Position Summary Level II:
The Clinical Assistant II provides care to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and elderly in a rural ambulatory care clinic. 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 care. Clinical Assistants perform administrative duties, data management and handle basic clinical tasks that are more complex that the Clinical Assistant I, such as performing nebulizer treatments, cast removal, DM foot exams and other procedures per competency assessments. . This information is written in patients' chart along with patients' medical history. This position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, point of care testing as ordered, answering phones, processing provider orders, data entry, and participation in training processes. Must be able to make independent decisions within scope of practice based on experience and good judgment and be self starting, and require little guidance to keep busy.

Baseline Qualification Requirements Level II:
High School Diploma or equivalent
EMT II Certification, minimum 1 year actively practicing at EMT II level or
CHA II training completed or
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and a minimum of 2 years experience in a primary care clinic or
CA I with 1 year experience and successful completion of CA-II Competency Assessment before moving to CA-II.
1 year primary care service experience
For EMT II, CHA II and CMA, satisfactorily complete demonstrated competencies within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter. See attached.
Any of the following certifications, level of certification denotes qualified for Clinical Assistant Level II.
EMT-II
CHAP – level 2 completed
CMA with qualifying experience
CA I with qualifying experience
Familiar with Medical terminology and the ability to readily learn and use various computer programs
Requires good interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational skills
Medical equipment training or experience
BLS, current

Position Summary Level III:
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. The Clinical Assistant-III performs all of the job duties of the Clinical Assistant II, in addition the Clinical Assistant-III applies a more extensive knowledge of medical practice and terminology and judgment based on greater clinical experience. The more technical duties of the Clinical Assistant III require a higher level of training, competency or specific certification. CA III must process provider orders pertaining to diagnostic tests, referrals and other patient data that involves non-routine problems, timely and accurately. The Clinical Assistant III provides care to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and elderly in a ambulatory care clinic. 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 care. Clinical Assistants perform administrative duties, data management and handle basic clinical tasks. This information is written in patients' chart along with patients' medical history. This position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, performing Point of Care Testing (POCT), start and administer IV fluids within the scope of practice certification, ECC monitoring and defibrillation answering phones, processing provider orders, data entry, and participation in training processes. Must be able to make independent decisions within scope of practice based on experience and good judgment and be self starting, and require little guidance to keep busy.

Baseline Qualification Requirements Level III:
High School Diploma or equivalent
EMT III Certification, minimum 1 year actively practicing at EMT III level or Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic with clinical and pre-hospital experience, or
CHA III, or
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), minimum of 3 years experience in a primary care clinic
Two years healthcare service experience, primary care clinic experience preferred
Satisfactorily complete demonstrated competencies within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter. See attached.
Any of the following certifications, level of certification denotes qualified for Clinical Assistant Level III.
EMT-III or Paramedic Certification
Alaska Community Health Aide –level 4 completed
CMA with qualifying experience
In-depth knowledge of medical terminology and the ability to readily learn and use various computer programs
Requires good interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational skills
Current BLS certification

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