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CLINICAL ASST

Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/29
Posting End Date: 2024/04/15
Category: Nutrition
Sub Category: Public Health
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Twin Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 14.92
Maximum Salary: 14.92
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Description

Job Title: WIC Clinical Assistant

Pay grade: G

Pay Rate: $14.92

Employee Status: Full-time

 

SOUTH CENTRAL PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT

Vision: Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Mission: Prevent disease. Promote Healthy Lifestyles. Protect and Prepare the public against health threats.

Values: Transparency / Client-Centered / Collaborative / Professionalism / Excellence 

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Minidoka, Shoshone, and Twin Falls counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is currently recruiting for a WIC Clinical Assistant to join our dedicated group of public health professionals supporting our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in our Division of Family and Clinic Services located in our Twin Falls office. We are seeking an applicant who will embrace our agency values, who has excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, a positive attitude, and who is driven to provide exceptional service. If you have a passion for helping others and making a positive impact in your community, perhaps it’s time you consider a rewarding career with SCPHD.

SCPHD is dedicated to living our values, is focused on a healthy work/life balance, has a culture that is centered on teamwork and empowerment, and provides an amazing benefits package including: PERSI Retirement Benefits (consistently ranked as one of the nation's best lifetime defined benefit retirement plans), Medical/Dental Benefits (several affordable plans to choose from) and Life Insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time-off includes vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately upon hire, 12 paid holidays per year, and paid parental leave. 

Description:

To perform paraprofessional clinical duties; establish and maintain client records, gather client data; provide health and community program resource information to clients; perform related work.

Typical Duties:

1.Interviewing:

Interviews clients to obtain and document detailed personal data including health and dietary information; compares data with established standards and documents in record; explains services and programs; determines client eligibility; uses information to establish need and adapt services for clients.

2.Clinic:

Sets up clinic for nutrition, family planning, child health, immunizations, and/or communicable diseases; maintains clinic areas using aseptic techniques; monitors lab proficiency testing and equipment standardization; maintains inventory of clinic supplies; obtains and plots growth measurements; obtains lab samples (hematocrit, urine, cholesterol and throat), processes, and reads results; may obtain blood pressure reading; may conduct screenings for hearing, vision, and development; prepares clients for tests or exams.
Information dissemination:

3.Describes program requirements, client rights, and obligations during the intake process; informs clients of other community health and social service resources; offers and reviews clinic literature with client based on identified problems; explains use of program benefits; provides health and nutrition information to groups and individuals using professionally prepared materials; distributes program outreach materials.

4.Clerical:
Establishes and maintains client records; schedules and reminds clients of clinic appointments; contacts clients about program services; compiles data for program reports; maintains inventory of office supplies; types labels and forms; answers telephone and performs receptionist duties; may collect and receipt fees, and account for vouchers to pay for services; may issue certificates or vouchers for specific services or supplies; uses personal computers to collect, store, and retrieve client data.

Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of: health and nutritional needs of adults and children.
Experience interviewing and eliciting personal information.

Experience adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

Experience recording information accurately and legibly.

Preferred Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED certificate.

 Preferred Bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish

Supplemental Information:

Incumbent may be exposed to a noisy and crowded work environment, communicable diseases, and to hostile or aggressive clients. Most positions involve lifting and carrying children and objects such as audiovisual equipment, boxes or educational materials weighing up to 50 pounds. These positions may require travel within a local service area.

Thank you for your interest in employment with South Central Public Health District!

If you have questions about this position, please contact us at:

Email:[email protected]

Phone: 208.737.5919

To learn more about South Central Public Health District, please visit our website at www.phd5.idaho.gov.

SCPHD is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Employees of SCPHD are required to refrain from the use of any nicotine products.

SCPHD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. SCPHD prohibits discrimination against any individual based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, disabilities, veterans’ status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

SCPHD is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact 208.737.5919

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Notice: Idaho’s Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District employees are not State of Idaho employees, rather District employees, who receive benefits through the Office of Group Insurance.

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