The Clinical Assistant will perform various duties under the supervison and/or direction of a department or unit director and/or supervisor depending on area of assignment. Working under the direction and supervision of an RN, they are responsible for taking and recording vital signs, performing designated tests and collecting patient samples, and supporting patients in all activities of daily living. CAs meet patients and their families as they enter the unit, welcoming and acclimating them to the unit. CAs interact with unit staff, physicians, and other hospital department personel. It is critical that CAs provide timely and accurate communication, accurate documentation and maintain a harmonious, team oriented, customer friendly environment. CAs must be able to function competently in a computerized medical setting.
The three principal duties of this position are:
As applicable, the individual is willing to participate in education needed to care for the patient population being served.