Clinic Assistant Duties
This is advanced non-professional nursing work in the care of
Work involves the application of advanced knowledge and skill
assisting with the care and treatment of patients. Work in this
classification is distinguished by the relative difficulty and
complexity of the procedures carried out and by the ability to
observe, recognize, and report the patient's condition to
professional personnel. Work is performed under general
supervision of a professional staff member.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Carries out delegated patient care activities.
Assist physicians with gynecological examinations including the
preparation of pap smears, GC cultures, wet preps, and related
Administers and reads TB skin tests.
Obtains height and weight data and performs vision tests.
Refers patients to lab for testing.
Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood
pressures; observes, reports, and records signs and symptoms.
Sets up and stocks examination rooms and physician's offices.
Assists in special clinics.
Cleans and sterilizes instruments.
Ensures patient comfort.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by the
successful completion of an appropriate training program
prescribed by University Health Services; and experience in the
care and treatment of patients; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of
nursing as applied to designated assignments.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply aseptic
techniques and principles.
Ability to observe and report patient conditions.
Ability to perform routine tasks with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with patients and staff.
Skill in handling special medical equipment.