|Title:||Clinical Assistant I-III - Klawock|
|Department:||Primary Care Clinics|
|Job Status:||Full Time|
Clinical Assistant I-III - Klawock
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 Clinical Assistant-II performs all of the job duties of the Clinical Assistant I. However, the Clinical Assistant II has gained necessary experience as a Clinical Assistant I or has obtained higher level of certification. The Clinical Assistant II applies a more extensive knowledge of medical practice and terminology and judgment based on greater clinical experience. CA II must process provider orders pertaining to diagnostic tests, referrals and other patient data that involves non-routine problems, timely and accurately.
The Clinical Assistant II provides care to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and elderly in a rural 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 that are more complex that the Clinical Assistant I, such as performing nebulizer treatments, cast removal, DM foot screenings and other procedures per competency assessments. This information is written in patients’ chart along with patients’ medical history. This position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, point of care testing as ordered, 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.
Applies a more extensive knowledge of medical practice and terminology and judgment based on substantial experience in medical record work. There is a constant risk of exposure to illness, injury, and disease. There are sometimes large volumes of patients within a short period of time. The Clinical Assistant II 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 II must be able to recognize signs and symptoms that may require immediate attention. 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 II 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.
This position is covered in accordance with Indian Child Protection Act. See attached essential functions and working conditions.
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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