Job Standard for Clinical Assistant
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Clinical Assistant Overview
- Person Group: Classified
- Job Code: 7664
- Pay Grade: G
- FLSA Status: Non Exempt
- Career Level: Level 2
- Family: Health Services
- Function: Clinical
To perform paraprofessional clinical duties; establish and maintain client records, gather client data; provide health and community program resource information to clients; perform related work.
Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.
Some knowledge of: health and nutritional needs of adults and children.
Experience: interviewing and eliciting personal information; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; recording information accurately and legibly.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Some positions that include laboratory testing duties require a High School diploma or GED certificate.
- Ability to convey information effectively
- Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems
60% of Time the Clinical Assistant must:
- Interviews clients to obtain and document detailed personal data including health and dietary information; compares data with established standards and documents in record; explains services and programs; determines client eligibility; uses information to establish need and adapt services for clients.
- Sets up clinic for nutrition, family planning, child health, immunizations, and/or communicable diseases; maintains clinic areas using aseptic techniques; monitors lab proficiency testing and equipment standardization; maintains inventory of clinic supplies; obtains and plots growth measurements; obtains lab samples (hematocrit, urine, cholesterol and throat), processes, and reads results; may obtain blood pressure reading; may conduct screenings for hearing, vision, and development; prepares clients for tests or exams.
- Describes program requirements, client rights, and obligations during the intake process; informs clients of other community health and social service resources; offers and reviews clinic literature with client based on identified problems; explains use of program benefits; provides health and nutrition information to groups and individuals using professionally prepared materials; distributes program outreach materials.
- Establishes and maintains client records; schedules and reminds clients of clinic appointments; contacts clients about program services; compiles data for program reports; maintains inventory of office supplies; types labels and forms; answers telephone and performs receptionist duties; may collect and receipt fees, and account for vouchers to pay for services; may issue certificates or vouchers for specific services or supplies; uses personal computers to collect, store, and retrieve client data.
35% of Time the Clinical Assistant
- Determined by department needs
5% of Time the Clinical Assistant
- Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Incumbent may be exposed to a noisy and crowded work environment, communicable diseases, and to hostile or aggressive clients. Most positions involve lifting and carrying children and objects such as audiovisual equipment, boxes or educational materials weighing 40 pounds.
These positions require travel within a local service area.
Laboratory Technician, Nursing Assistant
Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.