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.
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 an 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 recorded in patients’ chart along with patient’s 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 and provide immunizations and other injections 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.
Salary - $22.74-26.06 per hour, DOE
*Independent performance of all clinical duties will be based on satisfactory completion of SEARHC competency assessments.
CA III applies a more extensive knowledge of medical practice and terminology and judgment based on substantial experience in medical record work. There is a risk of 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. The duties of the Clinical Assistant III require more critical judgment in complex and variable situations. Many aspects of this position require greater technical skills and a high level of skill proficiency such as administering IVs or providing advanced life support if ACLS certified. Requires attention to detail in order to accurately collect patient data, complete patient documentation, maintain logs, and comply with regulatory requirements. Required to work with staff of different backgrounds and educational levels and the CA must be able to communicate clearly and be understood. The person in this position must be able to provide compassionate care to individuals in various states of health.
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