CLINIC ASSISTANT

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Houston's Health Department is seeking a talented professional to perform the following duties:
1. Assists with related health center clinic duties under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Medical Specialist.
2. Prepares examination rooms for patient treatment and uses autoclave to sterilize equipment.
3. Performs limited client interviews, distributes educational materials, and obtains vital signs.
4. Collects urine and blood samples. Performs simple test or sends specimen to the laboratory.
5. Verifies patient medical history, and maintains records on patient's diseases, operations, immunizations, and other pertinent information.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or records boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school diploma or GED certificate. Completion of Medical Assistant coursework is preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Six months of related experience in a medical clinic, hospital or other health care facility are required.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES
Preference shall be given to applicants with:

Completion of Medical Assistant coursework
Current CPR
Phlebotomy training/experience
Experience working with electronic health records
Current Certificated Medical Assistant Certification
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
GENERAL INFORMATION
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None
However, the Department may administer a skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if candidate is promoted into this position, he/she must pass an assigned drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
$12.00 - $17.47 Hourly

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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