The Clinical Assistant reports to the Clinical Lead within the Sweere Clinic. This position abides by the mission of Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) and the mission and guiding principles of operation of the Northwestern Health Clinics. The primary goal of the Clinical Assistant is to increase the efficiency and the productivity of the provider that they are working with in the treatment room. The Clinical Assistant allows the provider to focus on what is most important, the patient.
This position will start as a part-time, non-benefits eligible position, working the required hours of Tuesdays from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Thursdays from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (8 hours per week). This position will transition to a full-time, benefit eligible schedule, working up to 30 hours per week as the clinic expands.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Accurately and thoroughly document medical visits and procedures as they are being performed by the treating provide. Including but not limited to:
Patient medical history and physical exam,
Procedures and treatments performed by healthcare professionals, including all providers disciplines; i.e. chiropractor, physical therapist, rolfer, acupuncturist, etc.
Patient education and explanations of risks and benefits
Document diagnoses, prescriptions and instructions for patient or family members for self-care and follow-up
Prepare referral letters as directed by the treating provider
Proofread and edit all the provider's medical documents for accuracy, spelling, punctuation and grammar
Ensure that all addenda is signed off by the provider
Ensure that all clinical data, lab or other test results, the interpretation of the results by the provider are recorded accurately in the medical record
Alert provider when chart is incomplete
Comply with specific standards that apply to the style of medical records and to the legal and ethical requirements for preparing medical documents and for keeping patient information confidential.
Organize and catalog data for provider quality reporting system and other quality improvement efforts and format for submission.
Assist in developing and maintaining systems to track patient follow up and compliance.
Clinical Assistant Duties
Obtaining and documenting critical patient measurements, including but not limited to:
patient leg length
patient balance measurements based on weight distribution
Perform patient set-up duties in preparation for the provider to take x-ray or CT images.
Support Patient Experience
Create smooth patient workflow and a comfortable environment for the patient. This includes but is not limited to:
rooming the patient
maintaining OSHA cleaning standards
assist and educate patients on recommended nutritional or supportive products per provider direction
Assist and educate the patient in any home care instructions per providers instructions.
High school diploma plus some specialized training of less than two years (Required)
Associate degree of two-year program (Preferred)
1-2 years related experience in a chiropractic or medical office (Preferred)
CPR Certification (Required)
Other specialized knowledge/skills:
Good understanding of compliance requirements related to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and practice confidentiality when accessing and/or communicating patient information.
Proficient typing skills
Proficient punctuation, grammar, and communication skills
Must be able to listen to complex medical information and summarize it in a clear, complete, and concise fashion.
Handwriting must be clear and legible.
Good understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments to the extent required to understand and accurately transcribe dictated reports.
The ability to translate medical abbreviations into their expanded forms.
Electronic medical record (EMR) software experience preferred.
Data entry skills, and ability to use Microsoft Office products, specifically Word and Excel.
Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.
About Northwestern Health Sciences University
Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. Located in Bloomington, Minn., the university has been a fixture in the market since 1941. Our deep history is rooted in their founding of The College of Chiropractic, established more than 70 years ago.
While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on health and wellness. In addition to our doctor of chiropractic degree, we offer degrees, course credits, certificates, and specializations in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, massage therapy, nutrition, undergraduate health sciences, and the allied health professions—medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university, preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver, but also advance health care.
NWHSU advances innovative models of integrative care to lead people to live happier, healthier lives. We are educators who believe that integrative, natural healthcare is for everyone. We provi...de needed services for the community in which we live and work. We also believe that evidence-focused integrative care teams deliver a unified approach to promote better health outcomes. Our goal is to transform health care through patient-centered, evidence-based, care that optimizes health and well-being.
Our nearly 130 faculty members annually teach more than 1,000 students across degree and certificate programs and 3,600 continuing education students. NWHSU has more than 8,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. NWHSU is a not-for-profit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our 25-acre, non-residential campus in Bloomington, Minnesota is eight miles from MSP Airport and ten miles from downtown Minneapolis.