The Clinical Assistant is responsible for direct care provided to patients and for contributing to efficient operations in the patient care environment. Direct patient care activities include, but are not limited to, obtaining vital signs, meeting the comfort needs of patients, drawing and collecting blood & other samples and assisting nursing/medical staff in performing invasive procedures, such as bone marrow aspirates. Indirect patient care activities include those that support clinic operations such as ordering and stocking clinical supplies and patient education materials, cleaning patient care areas and infusion room, transporting patients and specimens as needed, and monitoring the environment of care.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following responsibilities apply to all levels within the job family at various levels of complexity:
Clinical Assistant I and Clinical Assistant II
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Clinical Assistant II
In addition to the minimum qualifications of a Clinical Assistant I:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Clinical Assistant I and II
- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Self-starter with strong team player abilities
- Ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Ability to function in a busy work setting with patients with complex needs.
- Strong analytical skills, written skills, technical skills, problem-solving skills, attention to details, ability to balance multiple tasks.
- Ability to be organized in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and meet pre-determined deadlines.
- Demonstrates respectful and courteous behavior toward peers, co-workers, visitors and management.
- Demonstrates understanding of special needs and behaviors of age groups of the population served: young adult to geriatric.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.