Job Description

Extended Job Title
Clinical Assistant

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512406 - Neurology Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description

Employees in this classification provide patient care management to an assigned clinic in the areas of clerical and clinical duties. In clinical setting, the employee receives direct supervision from physician or nursing supervisor in either oral or written form. In office setting, the employee receives direct supervision from department administrator. Work is performed under usual office and clinic conditions. May be stressful when working under emergency conditions.



Requisition ID
17655BR

Optional Attachments
Recommendation/Referral, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions

Takes and records accurate vital signs and measurements.

Monitors schedules, room utilization and clinic patient flow to ensure maximum efficiency.

Ensures pharmacy and patient refill requests are resolved within 24 to 48 hours of receipt.

Ensures physician orders for tests, referrals, and/or lab tests are in the patients EMR. Reviews daily report to determine if results are critical or normal. Contacts patients to advise of normal results via EMR Patient Portal or telephone (whichever applies). Contacts ordering physician to advise of critical results.

Reports data, identifies and reports alterations in patient responses to assist in the identification of problems and formulation of goals/ outcomes and patient-centered plans of care in collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team.

Monitors nursing processes to determine the physical and mental health status, needs, and preferences of patients and their families, based upon interpretation of comprehensive health assessment findings.

Monitors communication of patient data using Electronic Health Record to support decision making for delivery of optimal patient care.

Works with faculty physicians to develop, implement, and evaluate teaching plans for patients and their families to address health promotion, maintenance, and restoration.

Participates in emergency preparedness drills in department.

Inspects examination/treatment rooms to ensure they are properly stocked and compliant with infection prevention and control policies.

Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitate continuity of care.

Ensures staff evaluate and report patient outcomes and responses to therapeutic interventions. Ensures staff complete proper follow up on patient care issues/messaging.

Monitors and ensures telephonic communication between clinic staff and patients comply with departmental and organizational policy. Priority is given to patient triage. Ensures staff are properly trained and are implementing departmental protocols.

Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examination, treatments and procedures.

Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment and instruments.

Maintains appropriate levels of medical supplies in the clinic and maintains an organized inventory system.

Conducts regular quality audits as appropriate to ensure proper care and documentation is complete.

Ensures all joint commission standards are met by all clinical staff and providers.

Performs investigation of accidents/ injuries and generates occurrence reports for unexpected outcomes.

Completes Annual Nursing Core Competency Training and Skills Fair.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Promote, assess, and evaluate the educational needs and requirements specific to your job discipline.

Proactively accepts other duties as assigned.



Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
Lubbock

Preferred Qualifications
Dependable - minimal unplanned absences
Accountable - punctuality important
Strong computer skills.
Ability to deal with standardized situations.
Ability to exercise independent judgement and flexibility.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to operate basic equipment necessary in nursing care, as well as more sophisticated equipment required in assigned
specialty area.

Campus
HSC - Lubbock

Department
Neurology Dept Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Technical/Paraprofessional

Occasional Duties
Draw blood for TARCC participants.

Proactively accepts other duties as assigned.

Shift
Day

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Education:  
  •  A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent. 

License/Certification: 
  • Graduation from an approved certified program for assistants in the area of required specialty.
  • Certification by an approved accredited certifying agency in the specialty that particular work will be performed.


Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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