Clinical Aide

Website Villa of Hope

JOB TITLE:  Clinical Aide

POSITION GRADE: 74

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Detox Services

SUPERVISOR: Lead Clinical Aide

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the general guidance of the Lead Clinical Aide, Clinical Aide will additionally perform a variety of patient care interventions leading to the management and structuring of the therapeutic milieu. Clinical Aides also assist with the non-nursing portion of the patient admission to create a positive patient experience.  Clinical Aides are responsible for obtaining patient information and providing guidance on clinic procedures. Aides may also be required to perform minor diagnostic procedures and to sterilize equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

·         Performs a variety of patient care procedures which may include measuring patient vital signs (weight, height, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and temperature).

·         Manage the non-nursing portion of the patient admission such as the handling of belongings and searches.

·         Obtain admission urine tests and performing other screening/testing per unit policy.

·         Orient patient to the unit and rooming patient.

·         Create a positive experience by welcoming and assisting patients.

·         Promoting patient safety by maintaining a clean and hygienic environment.

·         Mediating between patients and healthcare providers.

·         Guiding patients through the program’s various facilities and procedures.

·         Sterilizing medical equipment and sanitizing designated areas.

·         Provide some housekeeping such as preparing rooms for admission and assisting with patient laundry

·         Serve as a nurse’s aide by assisting the nursing staff as needed, including getting drinks and/or food for patients.

POSITION SPECIFICS:

Education:

·         High School Diploma or GED

·         Diploma, Certificate, or Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting, or similar.

Experience:

·         A minimum of one year working in a chemical dependency facility strongly preferred

·         A compassionate understanding of chemical dependence as a disease; preference to persons in recovery from chemical dependency.

Skills:

·         Valid New York State Driver’s License, acceptable driving record and be able to operate a company vehicle without restriction.

·         New York State Certified Nursing Assistant a plus

·         Experience with clinical procedures such as specimen collection and diagnostic testing.

·         Strong communication skills with medical and clinical practitioners

·         Basic Knowledge of healthcare practices, standards, and medical terminology.

·         Experience using an electronic health record and ability to accurately record in a progress note

·         Proficient in basic computer skills that include using email, Microsoft Word and data entry

·         Exceptional interpersonal skills to assist and reassure patients.

·         Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks as directed by healthcare professionals.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Demands:

The following lists physical demands an employee will perform on a regular basis: standing, walking, sitting, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, writing, carrying and climbing stairs.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, implements or office equipment; talk and hear; stand and walk, reach with hands and arms; stoop or kneel. Employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and be able to assist an adult weighing 100-200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Employee may be required to move chairs, beds, and medical equipment, move patients in bed (with or without assistance) and to change bed linens, help clients from floor to chair or bed, and assist with bathing.

COMPETENCIES:

Leading Self

·         Character and Courage (Integrity and Trust)-

o   Do the right thing, because it is the right thing, even when no one is looking.  Truth to Power.

·         Customer Focus

o   Build positive relationships through communication and collaborative problem solving.

·         Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Justice and Equity

o   Believe in the dignity and humanity of all people to reach their full potential.

To apply for this job please visit villaofhope.org.

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