Clinical Assistant Trainee, I – III, or CNA - Relocation and Sign on Opportunity!

  • SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
  • Sitka, AK, USA
  • Aug 03, 2019
Full time Health Care Nurse

Job Description

Clinical Assistant Trainee, I – III, or CNA


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.

*Please note the minimum qualifications below are for a Clinical Assistant Trainee. We are open to considering the following levels to fill this vacancy: Clinical Assistant Trainee, Clinical Assistant I, Clinical Assistant II, Clinical Assistant III, or CNA; please apply to the position and provide your highest level of education, licensure and experience.

Position Summary:

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.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Under supervision, the successful Clinical Assistant Trainee candidate will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  1. Rooming Patients.  Preparation for patient visit by reviewing chart for needed forms, follow-up labs or procedures needed. Obtaining and recording age-appropriate vital signs per department protocol, medical history updates and confirming medications, documenting information in patient chart.
  2. Clinical Duties.  Set up equipment and supplies for routine exams and minor procedures. Follows protocol for collecting, labeling and transporting of laboratory specimens. Assist patients with ambulation or transfer; perform minor, non-invasive treatments, e.g. simple dressing changes, use of an automated external defibrillator.  Performs basic health coaching and patient education as directed by the provider and according to evidence-based guidelines using patient education materials.  
  3. Prepare and Maintain lab and exam rooms.  Sanitizes exam rooms between patients.  Ensures exam room supplies are organized and stocked.  Maintains lab equipment and organizes lab supplies. Inventory, re-order, and stock medical supplies. Sterilizes surgical equipment and insures sterile package integrity. Dispose of solid/liquid waste and infectious materials according to infection control standards.
  4. Quality Assurance.  Conducts daily/weekly/monthly QA checks on equipment and crash cart.  Documents refrigerator temperatures according to regulations.  Keeps sterilization logs.  Demonstrates correct utilization of computer-based health information system and electronic health record systems. Notify provider of any repairs/safety concerns that need attention.  Maintain a safe and clean environment.
  5. Customer Service.  Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence.  Answers inquiries of a general nature by nursing staff, provider staff, other departments, visitors and patients: assisting them in a friendly and cooperative manner; receives and relays messages to personnel and uses proper telephone etiquette.  Perform duties as assigned in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective staff relationships

*Independent performance of all clinical duties will be based on satisfactory completion of competency assessments.

Position Qualifications

Baseline Qualification Requirements:                                                                                      

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Good interpersonal communication skills and use of customer service skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to treat patients and staff with respect
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Computer application skills sufficient to utilize medical database in a competent manner
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment

Experience Required:

  • One year experience as a receptionist or healthcare worker in a hospital, clinic or medical office.


Other Information

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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