Posted 05/16/24

Clinical Assistant

Clinical Assistant
Lakeside Pediatrics – Lakeland, FL

Job description:
Considering a full-time career in Healthcare? Need free on the job training? Love helping Kids? We have the opportunity for you. Join our team today and become a Clinical Assistant. We provide all the training and materials to help you get started in a career in healthcare. No previous experience or training necessary! Just a love for helping children in a fast-paced environment.  DFWP, EOE

Job Type:
Full-time

Pay:
From $16.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

 

General Summary of Duties:
Responsible for assisting Patients from the Lobby to the Exam Areas, perform clerical and basic clinical patient care, environmental and organizational tasks. Responsible for ensuring timely patient flow into the exam areas and some chart management. Provides information to patients so they may fully utilize and benefit from the clinic services. Conveys a positive image of clinic and assists patients in their understanding of the computer programs and apps available to them to coordinate their healthcare.

Supervision Received:
Reports to Clinical Senior Lead and Assistant Clinical Lead

Supervision Exercised:
None

Essential Functions:

  1. Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned which may include: checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room; assisting patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.; collecting patient history; performing screenings per provider guidelines; assisting physicians/nurses with various procedures; charting; relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls and providing pertinent information.
  2. Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned which may include: sending/receiving patient medical records; obtaining lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc.; completing forms/requisitions as needed; verifying insurance coverage and patient demographics; managing and charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately.
  3. Fulfills environmental responsibilities as assigned which may include: setting up and cleaning exam/procedure rooms, sorting, storing supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms;
  4. Fulfills organizational responsibilities as assigned which may include: respecting/promoting patient rights; responding appropriately to emergency codes; sharing problems relating to patients and/or staff with immediate supervisors quickly.
  5. Maintains strictest confidentiality and complies with HIPAA Privacy standards as they relate the healthcare clinic and Protected Health Information (PHI).Security Level allows read and write access to Patient Health Records and Financial Data.
  6. Security Level is restricted from master and set-up files, operations files, all business financial records and data.
  7. All other duties as assigned.

 

Education:
Minimum High school diploma and company on-the-job training program.

Experience:
Minimum of one year work experience in public contact job, preferably service related. Experience or interest in health care preferred.

Requirements:
Maintains CPR certification.

Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of health care field and medical specialty.
  2. Knowledge of specific assisting tasks related to particularmedical specialty.
  3. Knowledge of information that must be conveyed to patients and families.
  4. Knowledge of basic computing.

 

Skills:

  1. Skill in performing tasks appropriately and efficiently.
  2. Skill intact and diplomacy in interpersonal interactions.
  3. Skill in understanding of patient education needs by effectively sharing information with patients and families.
  4. Skill in understanding basic computer system input and output.

 

Abilities:

  1. Ability to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures.
  2. Ability to project a pleasant and professional image.
  3. Ability to plan, prioritize and complete delegated tasks.
  4. Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others.
  5. Ability to learn new and update computer programs.

 

Environmental/Working Conditions:
Combination of medical office and exam/procedure room settings including extensive use of wireless and wired computers, monitors and screens.

Well-lighted, well-ventilated, adequate space. Exposure to communicable diseases and other conditions common to clinic setting. May be required to work evenings, weekends and/or Holidays.

Physical/Mental Demands:
Must be able to use appropriate body mechanics techniques when making necessary patient transfers and helping patients with walking, dressing, etc. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds of supplies. Must be able to walk extended distances and carry up to 5 pounds of electronic equipment for extended periods of time. Must be able to be able to stand for long periods of time.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

 

Medical specialties:

  • Pediatrics

 

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Some weekday evenings
  • Rotating weekends

 

Work setting:

  • Medical clinic
  • In-person

 

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Lakeland, FL
  • Reliably commute between our two offices or
  • Lives in Lakeland or surrounding communities
  • Planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

 

Experience:

  • EMR systems: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Vital signs: 1 year (Preferred)

 

License/Certification:

  • BLS Certification (Preferred)
  • Medical Assistant Diploma (Not required)