CLINIC ASSISTANT

Job description

Posting Number:

S05421P

Working Title:

CLINIC ASSISTANT

Department:

UHC Medical Clinic Gold/ Urgent C

About 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.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

This is a 10-month position
Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Advertised Salary:

$29,500

Posting Date:

11/19/2020

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

01/01/2021

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Nursing Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Job Family:

Health Services

FTE:

1.00

Minimum 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 Qualifications:

Successful completion of an appropriate training course, Medical Office Assistant preferred, Related clinical experience in patient care.

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.
This is a 10-month position.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

- 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.
- be dependable, reliable, and punctual in attendance and perform 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 requiring close supervision.
-demonstrate accountability for equipment, supplies, instruments and other materials/resources.

Physical Demands:

Active throughout the 8 hours work day performing typical busy medical office/clinic demands, including walking, standing, sitting, reaching, typing, bending, talking, listening, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 20 pounds.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

Yes

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Credit 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:

Provides care to patients, and directly assists clinicians in treating patients.
Obtains chief complaint, brief history, appropriate vital signs, current medications, and allergies. Documents patient information clearly and accurately. Recognizes abnormal findings and urgent problems and seeks appropriate assistance. Anticipates special supplies and equipment required for visit. Provides culturally sensitive age-specific care and maintains confidentiality of patient’s information.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Takes clinical photographs to add to PnC documentation. Assists clinician with exam and treatments, including sterile procedures and chaperoning. Reemphasizes patient education within level of expertise. Ensures patient and staff are always safe. Completes all assignments and procedures in a safe and efficient manner with minimal supervision.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Maintains clinic supplies, equipment, and exam rooms. Maintain clean and stocked exam and procedure rooms. Maintains supply and utility rooms, monitors equipment, tanks, and solutions. Orders linen and general clinic supplies as needed.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Provides supporting clerical functions as needed to facilitate patient flow. Schedules appointments accurately and appropriately based on patient symptoms, eligibility, and age-specific needs. Receives patients and others who present in the clinic for appointments, care, or special needs or services. Verifies correct insurance and contact information in PnC at check-in and check-out in the clinic. Provides effective telephone coverage for incoming calls to the clinic. Provides clerical and secretarial support for the clinic functions.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Understands infection prevention responsibilities in patient care and in clinic support functions. Cleans instruments and trays and prepares for autoclave. Operates autoclave per policy and maintains accurate documentation. Checks all sterile instruments for inventory, expiration date, and integrity of package. Repackages and sterilizes instruments not meeting standards.

Percentage of time:

10

 

 

 

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Posted: 11/20/2020
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