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Category Healthcare  

Overview: This position is responsible for assisting and augmenting the Primary and Secondary Nursing Positions with all basic clinic nursing procedures and tasks.

WORK SCHEDULE40 hours per week, with ability to flex schedule tocoordinate with other staff and clinic demands.


  • Work in coordination with and under the supervision of the PRIMARY CLINIC NURSE
  • Assist the PRIMARY NURSE and SECONDARY NURSE with any task needed and appropriate for training and experience
  • Performance of initial check-in procedures of patients including recording of accurate vital signs and other pertinent information
  • Preparation, stocking and maintenance of exam/clinical areas
  • Filing and maintenance of medical records in coordination with other staff
  • Assist providers as clinical standby or with procedures using appropriate sterile technique and blood borne pathogen precautions
  • Set up clean exam rooms for pap smears and minor surgical procedures
  • Perform cleaning and sterilization of medical equipment
  • Perform basic lab procedures including venipuncture, finger puncture, urine dip stick testing, hematocrits, pregnancy tests, rapid strep tests, and other basic lab tests
  • Perform EKG testing and oximetry testing as necessary
  • Transmit clinical information in timely and accurate manner between medical providers and patients regarding medication refills and other issues as appropriate
  • Document accurately all care or advice provided
  • Participate in Quality Improvement activities as directed by Medical Director/ Nurse supervisor
  • Support clinic as necessary to achieve Scope of Work goals as developed by Medical Director
  • Perform backup support in assuming roles of the PRIMARY CLINIC NURSING POSITION and other staff roles as necessary in case of illness or absence
  • Perform basic telephone triage within scope of training with appropriate referral to PRIMARY POSITION or providers
  • Perform basic life support & first aid
  • Perform all clinical activities within CLIA/OSHA standards and clinic policy/protocol
  • Administer standard medications, injections and immunizations as appropriate for training and certification
  • Perform ear lavage
  • Assume other duties as assigned by PRIMARY NURSING POSITION or Medical Director
  • Assist PRIMARY NURSING POSITION in maintenance of inventory and record keeping regarding clinic supplies, medications and immunizations
Position Requirements


  • Pharmaceuticals and medical supplies ordering,  stock rotation including procedure trays and room cabinets
  • Patient prep, pre and post minor surgical procedures
  • Patient prep & positioning and assisting M.D. for intra-joint injections
  • Tympanometry and audiometry.
  • Wound care and dressing changes
  • Surgical assistant to providers for the following procedures:
  1. Biopsy
  2. Skin lesion excision
  3. Laceration repairs
  4. Toenail excision
  • Concluding patient visits on behalf of provider, including review of patient instructions for completeness


  • Current Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant
  • Primary care outpatient office experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • OSHA/CLIA knowledge/training
  • BLS/CPR certification
  • Basic knowledge of medical office procedures, billing and terminology
  • Ability to perform ALL of the responsibilities listed in section above
  • Ability to work as team member with other office personnel
  • Ability to maintain and respect strict confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain friendly and courteous manner in all patient and staff encounters
  • Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written communication
  • Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing
  • Ability to operate computers, fax machines, telephones and photocopy machines, scanners
  • Ability to be versatile and assume varied roles depending on needs of the moment
  • Appropriate professional appearance and behavior at all times


  • Experience working within a Native American or Tribal health care system
  • Working knowledge of current sensitivity issues involved in tribal health care
  • Familiarity with RPMS data systems


  • Requires standing with occasional sitting, stooping and bending
  • May require lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Use of basic office equipment such as computers, telephones, fax machines, or photocopiers


  • Work is performed in primary care outpatient clinic environment
  • Interpersonal contact with staff and patients is essential
  • Hours are full-time and may flex at supervisory discretion

SALARY LEVEL:              

As with all positions of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, this position is Indian Preference in hiring.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 5/4/2021  
Location Lower Elwha Tribal Center  
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