CLINICAL ASSISTANT III - $5K Sign on Bonus, $10K Relocation Bonus

Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
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:

This role is located in our Specialtly Clinic!  $5K sign on bonus for Certified Medical Assistants!


The Clinical Assistant III performs all 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 the elderly in an ambulatory care clinicThis position is essential in maintaining efficient clinic operations and patient flow to maximize the provider’s time and to insure access to careClinical Assistants perform administrative duties, data management and handle basic clinical tasksThis information is recorded in patients’ chart along with patient’s medical historyThis position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, performing Point of Care Testing (POCT), performing lab draws, and provide immunizations and other injections within the scope of practice certification, ECC monitoring, answering phones, processing provider orders data entry and participation in training processesMust 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. 


This position is responsible for leading Clinical Assistant I and Clinical Assistant II positions.


Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:45pm, ability to float to Primary Care as needed


Pay starts at $25/hr + Depending on experience


Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job 

  • Accurately collects and documents information in patient chart. Keeps patient records in order with all forms properly identified; copies and compiles other medical data as needed. 
  • Assures patient medication and immunization records are current. 
  • Recognizes signs or symptoms requiring prompt intervention and acts appropriately.  
  • Transport patients within the facility, as needed. 
  • Demonstrate ability to smoothly manage patient care duties while maintaining clinic flow.  
  • Reports, and when appropriate, records any changes observed in the condition or behavior of patients, unusual incidents, or breeches in safety. Observes patients to insure children, elderly, or impaired patients who require observation or assistance have someone in attendance.  
  • Sets up equipment and supplies for routine exams and minor procedures. 
  • Prepares patients for and assists with procedures, treatments, and minor office surgeries. 
  • Provides specimen collection, Point of Care Testing (POCT). Follows protocol for collecting, labeling, and transporting of specimens. 
  • Performs and assists with radiology exams per protocol if competencies are met. 
  • Assists Provider as directed and trained by Provider as well as within their licensed Scope of Practice.   
  • Assists Clinic Nurse as needed. 
  • Provides immunizations, injections as ordered by Provider.  
  • May perform basic life support, as certified. 
  • Assists provider in identifying patients overdue for immunizations and preventative health maintenance including routine, urgent and emergent appointments with appropriate provider and clinic.  


Other Functions 

  • Will provide cross-coverage for their peers, helping peers and clinics that need assistance to ensure the efficient and effective flow of patients through the department.  
  • Attends and participates in at least 50% area staff meetings annually; responsible for applying information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with department manager regarding area or department issues; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to appropriate Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required 

  • High school diploma or GED – required  
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification – required  
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) OR 
  • EMT III Current AK Certification OR 
  • Current AK Paramedic Certification OR 
  • Nursing Degree from an accredited institution can replace the requirements above.


Experience Required 

  • Experience working in a healthcare setting preferred.


Knowledge of 

  • Clinic procedures for receiving and following through on a patient visit and any related clinic treatments, procedures.   
  • Age-appropriate vital signs and behaviors. 
  • Life-saving 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. 
  • Ability to operate medical equipment including blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, EKG machine, cardiac monitor, manual defibrillator. 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational skills. 


Ability to 

  • Train and use various EMR systems and accurately record patient data. 
  • 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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