Posting DetailsPosting NumberS05272PWorking TitleCLINIC ASSISTANTDepartmentUHC Medical Clinic GreenAbout the University of Georgia
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.About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information
This is a 10 month position (August-May)
Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm
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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Classification TitleNursing Technical/Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyHealth ServicesFTE1.00Minimum 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 qualifications.Preferred QualificationsPosition 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 seeks appropriate assistance from nurse or clinician, anticipates special supplies and equipment 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.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
-obtain chief complaint, brief history, appropriate vital signs, current medications and allergies.
-document patient information clearly and accurately using the electronic health record system.
-recognize abnormal findings and urgent problems and seek appropriate assistance from nurses or clinicians.
-anticipate special supplies and equipment for the visit.
-assist clinicians with exams and treatments including sterile procedures.
-accurately sterilize and autoclave instruments, and maintain exam rooms and supplies.
-provide outstanding personalized customer service to patients and others.
-work effectively with others and demonstrate consistent cooperativeness, courtesy, confidentiality, cultural sensitivity and tact in the handling of job responsibilities.
-dependable, reliable, and punctual in attendance and performance of job responsibilities.
-manage time and job responsibilities along with multiple priorities throughout the work day.
-work reliably and independently to complete usual job responsibilities without close supervision.
-demonstrate accountability for equipment, supplies, instruments and other materials/resources.
Active throughout the 8 hours work day performing typical busy medical office/clinic activities, including walking, standing, sitting, reaching, typing, bending, talking, listening, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 20 pounds.Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/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.Percentage of time60Duties/Responsibilities
Checks and maintains clinic supplies, surgical trays, instruments, and equipment. Stocks exam rooms and procedure rooms. Operates autoclave and sterilizes instruments.Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities
Greets patients and answers phones. Verifies and updates contact information. Schedules appointments. Provides supporting clerical functions. Facilitates timely patient flow. Participates in the work and goals of the clinic team and promotes effective use of resources.Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions
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