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Clinical Assistant I/II/III - MEH Primary Care
Title:Clinical Assistant I/II/III - MEH Primary Care
Department:Primary Care Clinics
Job Status:Full Time

Clinical Assistant I-III 


SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.

POSITION SUMMARY (CAI Job Summary shown here)The Clinical Assistant 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.

EDUCATION (same for CA I, II and III)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent


    CAI Requirements:
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), or EMT-I, or CMA or Health Aide level I training completed
  • Basic Life Support
  • Six months primary care experience
  • If CNA: minimum 2 years of experience and successful completion of CA-1 Competency Assessment
  • If EMTI: minimum 1 year actively practicing EMT I
  • If Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), minimum of 1 year experience in a primary care clinic
  • For EMT I and CMA: Satisfactorily complete demonstrated competencies within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter. See attached.

    CA II Requirements:
  • EMT II Certification, minimum one (1) year practicing at EMTII level with 7-10 patient care contacts per quarter or
  • CHA II training completed or
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and a minimum of two (2) years experience in a primary care clinic or
  • CA-1 with 1 year experience and successful completion of CA-II Competency Assessment.
  • One (1) year primary care service experience.
  • For EMT II and CHA II, CMA satisfactorily complete demonstrated competencies within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter. See attached.
  • Familiar with Medical terminology and the ability to readily learn and use various computer programs.
  • Requires good interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational skills.
  • Medical or lab equipment training or experience.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Any of the following certifications, level of certification denotes qualified.
  • EMT-II or
  • CHAP – level 2 completed or
  • CMA with qualifying experience.
CA III Requirements:
  • EMT-III, or CMA (with experience detailed below) or Prior Community Health Aide III, or higher
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification
  • Two years healthcare experience (primary care preferred)
  • X-ray training or experience
  • If Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), 3 years primary care experience


At SEARHC, 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.

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