Job Locations US-AK-Angoon
Job ID
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

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.


  • Receives hands-on training to perform the functions of a clinical assistant. 
  • Assists with rooming of patients. 
  • Prepares for patient visit by reviewing chart for needed forms, follow-up labs or procedures needed. 
  • Obtains and records age-appropriate vital signs per department protocol, medical history updates and confirming medications, documenting information in patient chart.  
  • Performs clinical duties to include: 
  • Sets up equipment and supplies for routine exams and minor procedures. 
  • Follows protocol for collecting, labeling, and transporting of laboratory specimens. 
  • Assists 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.
  • Prepares and maintains lab and exam rooms. 
  • Sanitizes exam rooms between patients. 
  • Ensures exam room supplies are organized, stocked, and not outdated. 
  • Maintains lab equipment and organizes lab supplies. 
  • Assesses inventory, re-orders, and stocks medical supplies. 
  • Disposes of solid/liquid waste and infectious materials according to infection control standards. 
  • 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.  
  • Maintains a safe and clean environment. 
  • Provides customer service by promoting 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. 
  • Completes all weekly requirements of Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program (CCMA). Remain in good standing with CCMA program. 
  • Performs duties as assigned in a responsible, respectful, and caring manner to promote effective staff relationships. 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required 

  • High school diploma or GED – required 
  • Must enroll in the next available Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program through the AK Primary Care Association
  • Must have a desire to work in healthcare
  • No medical experience required


Knowledge of: 

  • Clinic procedures for receiving and following through on a patient visit and any related clinic treatments, procedures.   
  • Medical terminology and the ability to readily learn and use various computer programs preferred  


Skills in: 

  • Communication and use of customer service skills; 
  • Computer application skills sufficient to utilize medical database in a competent manner; 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational skills  


Ability to: 

  • Communicate and interact with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. 
  • Recognize and respond appropriately in emergency situations.


Computer Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint 


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