AESES - Northern Medical Clinic Assistant

Northern Medical Clinic Assistant
Revision Date: August 2005

Classification: Northern Medical Clinic Assistant
Unit: AESES
Hay Point Range: 181 – 221

CHARACTER OF THE JOB

Located in a Northern Manitoba hospital or clinic, these positions assist medical staff in treating patients, including supervising patient flow to and from the physicians, performing standard screening, arranging for laboratory, x-ray and other diagnostic screening examinations and providing routine treatments.

Incumbents may participate in the training and orientation of new employees at the same level, following established guidelines and procedures.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Obtains patient charts and updates paperwork.
  • Performs routine screening of patients and recording findings in patient chart
  • Prepares patients for medical examinations.
  • Organizes x-ray and laboratory tests to be done locally, as required by physician.
  • Assists physicians during patient examinations and minor procedures.
  • Assists patients with completion of pre-operative or medical forms.
  • Performs routine treatments such as changing dressings, removing sutures and casts, giving IM and SC injections, performing Manitoux (TB) testing and providing dietary and health counselling.
  • Performs related office duties.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nursing Assistant Diploma or equivalent certification.

Experience

One to two years clinical nursing experience, preferably in a Northern clinic or related health care setting.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated good judgement in serving the needs of the unit and patients.
  • Must be self-motivated, show initiative and able to work independently in a busy environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Must demonstrate an appreciation of the various communities and cultures served in the clinic and be sensitive in dealing with culturally-related issues.
  • Must be professional and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Familiarity with the environment, culture and living conditions of the area is required.
  • Some positions may require proficiency in an Aboriginal language.

Physical Requirements

  • Physically capable of performing the duties as assigned, which may include moderate to heavy lifting.
  • Must live in the community in which the clinic is located.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.