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The Clinical Assistant I 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-starter 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. Independent performance of all clinical duties will be based on satisfactory completion of competency assessments.
There is constant exposure to illness, injury, and disease. There are sometimes large volumes of patients within a short period of time. The Clinical Assistant 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 well. The Clinical Assistant must be able to recognize signs and symptoms that may require immediate attention. Requires attention to detail 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. Required to work with staff of different backgrounds and educational levels and the CA must be able to communicate clearly and be understood. 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.