|Title:||Clinical Assistant Trainee/Clinical Assistant I|
|Department:||Primary Care Clinics|
|Job Status:||Full Time|
Clinical Assistant Trainee/Clinical Assistant I - Wrangell
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.
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.
The Clinical Assistant Trainee 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. Training will be provided in order to recognize signs and symptoms that may require immediate attention. This position requires attention to detail in order 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. The Clinical Assistant Trainee will work with staff of different backgrounds and educational levels and they must be able to communicate clearly and be understood. This position will have exposure to illness, injury, and disease. 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. See attached “Essential Functions and Working Conditions.” This position is a covered position in accordance with the Indian Child Protection Act..
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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