• CLINICAL ASSISTANT TRAINEE

    Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
    Job ID
    2019-1839
    Category
    NURSING
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • About Us:

    SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

     

    Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

     

    Job Overview:

    The purpose is to develop the skills to facilitate the delivery of medical services by assisting healthcare providers with direct patient care (infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric) and the day to day operation of the SEARHC Medical Clinic. The Clinical Assistant Trainee will be moved to a Clinical Assistant I position upon successful completion of training program.

     

    The Clinical Assistant Trainee must be able to multitask and prioritize duties, as the pace is often rapid with pressure to efficiently complete assignments and keep clinic flow moving.  Training will be provided in order to recognize signs and symptoms that may require immediate attention. This position requires attention to detail in order to accurately collect patient data, complete patient documentation, maintain logs, and comply with regulatory requirements. An important aspect of this position is to perform error free work. Testing errors can result in misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment. The Clinical Assistant Trainee will work with staff of different backgrounds and educational levels and they must be able to communicate clearly and be understood. This position will have exposure to illness, injury, and disease.  Rural clinics often have limited staffing, so the incumbent must be flexible, be able to recognize what needs to get done and work efficiently so patients have access to care. The person in this position must be able to provide compassionate care to individuals in various states of health. See attached “Essential Functions and Working Conditions.” This position is a covered position in accordance with the Indian Child Protection Act.

    Responsibilities:

    Under supervision, the successful Clinical Assistant Trainee candidate will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

    • Rooming Patients. Preparation for patient visit by reviewing chart for needed forms, follow-up labs or procedures needed. Obtaining and recording age-appropriate vital signs per department protocol, medical history updates and confirming medications, documenting information in patient chart.
    • Clinical Duties. Set up equipment and supplies for routine exams and minor procedures. Follows protocol for collecting, labeling and transporting of laboratory specimens. Assist patients with ambulation or transfer; perform minor, non-invasive treatments, e.g. simple dressing changes, 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.  
    • Prepare and 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 insures 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 system and electronic health record systems. Notify 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.  Perform duties as assigned in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective staff relationships

    *Independent performance of all clinical duties will be based on satisfactory completion of competency assessments.

    Qualifications:

    Education/Experience

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • No experience required

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Good interpersonal communication skills and use of customer service skills
    • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
    • Ability to treat patients and staff with respect
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Computer application skills sufficient to utilize medical database in a competent manner
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment

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