Position Summary: The Clinic Assistant provides direct supportive patient care to patients at University Health Center under the direction of nurses and clinicians. The Clinic Assistant obtains chief complaint, brief history, appropriate vital signs, current medications and allergies. The Clinic Assistant documents patient information clearly and accurately using the electronic health record system. The Clinic Assistant recognizes abnormal findings and urgent problems and seek appropriate assistance from nurse or clinician, anticipates special supplies and equipment required for the visit, assist clinicians with exams and treatments including sterile procedures, sterilizes instruments, operates the autoclave, and maintains exam room equipment and supplies. The Clinic Assistant works closely with and collaborates with nurses, clinicians, patients, and families to support the clinic team. The Clinic Assistant reports to and is directly supervised by the Clinic Manager.
Responsibilities: Interviews patients and documents their chief complaint, brief medical history, appropriate vital signs, current medications and allergies. Provides care to patients and directly assists clinicians in treating patients. Provides culturally sensitive age-specific care and maintains confidentiality of patient's information. Recognizes abnormal findings and urgent problems and informs nurse or clinician. Ensures patient and staff safety at all times.
Qualifications: Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.