CLINICAL ASSISTANT

Position Type: 
TWO CONTRACT POSITIONS – 1.0 & 0.5 FTE CONTRACTS ENDING: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 SALARY RANGE: $35,168 - $42,371

The South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service center that provides primary health care, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion to residents of Riverdale and South East Toronto.

The Clinical Assistant is responsible for screening and supporting Tele-Ophthalmology patients to the Centre and functions both independently and as a member of the primary care team. The Clinical Assistant is responsible for:  supporting work in the clinic and appropriate delegation, resulting in effective and efficient operations; working with the team to provide tele-ophthalmology services to a minimum of two sites throughout the pilot project; and, supporting health care to clients within the centre, emphasizing health promotion, health education and disease prevention.  

Responsibilities: 

The Clinical Assistant is further responsible for: 

Clinic & Program Operations:

  • Works with the project team to coordinate scheduling of patients.
  • Coordinates infection control and sterilization of equipment.
  • Maintains a fully equipped clinic through ordering of laboratory/medical supplies.
  • Assists with maintenance of medical equipment both by internal and external (supplier) maintenance measures.
  • Participates in training that will be provided for the ophthalmology camera.
  • Ensures exam rooms, laboratory and medical supply cupboards are kept safe, clean and stocked.
  • Manages the medications supply cabinet, including samples and ensures safety and security of the supply.
  • Ensures the availability of sterile clinical equipment by autoclaving as necessary.
  • Ensures best practice standards are met as they pertain to the autoclaving of equipment and supplies.
  • Ensures maintenance of medical equipment as per maintenance measures.
  • Coordinates collection, disposal and pick-up of Bio-hazardous waste.
  • Provide written reports of activities.

Client Care:

  • Responsible for screening of all in-coming Tele-Ophthalmology patients to the Centre in conjunction with Clinical Nurse.
  • Keep accurate records of clients seen and ensure confidentiality of any documentation of client encounters.
  • Complete any necessary training related to privacy and security, and comply with any privacy and security policies and procedures, to ensure appropriate handling of personal health information.
  • Ensures that standards of client care are maintained according to best practices and the policies of SRCHC.

Intake/Administration/ Quality Improvement Programming:

  • Works with the Clinic Nurse to support registration and orientation to Tele-Ophthalmology services for new clients.
  • Maintains complete, accurate and timely records and encounter data.
  • Participates in chart, case consultations and clinical meetings.

Health Promotion and Education:

  • Integrates health promotion into each interaction with individuals, families or groups Incorporates health care advances into practice and adjusts practice to the changing demographics and evolving needs of the community.
Qualifications: 
  • College diploma in related program or combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Registration as a Laboratory Technologist and at least 1 year experience as a lab technician would be an asset.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a health care setting with knowledge and understanding of medical terminology.
  • Understanding of and interest in the use of communications and learning technologies in health care delivery.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite, E-mail, Internet, Electronic Health Records).
  • Knowledge and experience of primary care issues and challenges.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Maintains professional competence.
  • Maintains knowledge of current social/health issues and infection control processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community-based health care.
  • Demonstrated experience working with disenfranchised populations.

A police clearance letter completed within the past twelve months will be required prior to commencing employment.

Application Deadline: 
Fri, 10/18/2013
Please Send Your Resume To: 

The deadline for applicants is Friday, October 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

The Hiring Committee

Clinical Assistant

South Riverdale Community Health Centre

955 Queen Street East 

Toronto, ON  M4M 3P3

No faxes, e-mails, phone calls, or requests to meet please

South Riverdale Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. “SRCHC encourages a scent-free environment.  Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc) while at the Centre.”