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Clinical Assistant

Company: City of New Haven
Location: New Haven
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

This Clinical Assistant position at the City of New Haven Health Department offers an exceptional opportunity for individuals early in their health career, those seeking exposure to the dynamic field of public health, and anyone looking to gain real-life, hands-on experience in a vibrant and diverse urban setting. New Haven, a city teeming with cultural diversity and rich history, serves as an ideal backdrop for those eager to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare sector. By joining our team, you'll be at the forefront of healthcare delivery, working closely with experienced professionals, and contributing to the well-being of our diverse community. Moreover, New Haven's status as a healthcare hub provides ample opportunities for career growth and networking within the broader health field. This role not only equips you with essential skills and knowledge but also empowers you to play an integral part in advancing public health in a dynamic and rewarding environment.

The City of New Haven Health Department is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our diverse community. We are seeking a motivated and compassionate Clinical Assistant to join our team. This full-time position plays a crucial role in supporting patient care and ensuring the smooth operation of our clinic-, school-, and community-based healthcare services.

Provides receptionist support (i.e., answers calls, schedules and confirms medical appointments, register and check patients in and out of clinic, and data entry).
Assists with scheduling and staffing community-based vaccination and health screening clinics.
Utilizes Department's electronic health record.
Collects fees for services and generates daily financial reports.
Conducts hearing and vision screenings in clinic-, school-, or community-based settings.
Performs routine tests (including EKGs and pulmonary function) to assist in clinical assessment.

Requirements include:
Associates Degree in nursing, public health, or related field, preferred. Two to three years' experience or training in medical office setting or urgent care facility, public health, nursing, emergency response, or related field, required.
Ability to read and write English required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) desirable.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Knowledge of health conditions.
Common knowledge of the cause, transmission, and prevention of infectious diseases.
Experience utilizing electronic health records
Knowledge and use and care of medical equipment (i.e., EKG machines)
Ability to conduct hearing and vision screenings.
Ability to conduct CLIA-WAIVED tests (lead, HIV, HCV, rapid syphilis screenings)
Ability to perform phlebotomy.
This position may occasionally require work to be performed outside of the traditional 9-5 schedule.
Must have and maintain valid CT drivers' license.
Graduate of Certified Medical Assistant Program Certification is required.
Must have and maintain phlebotomy certificate.
Must have and maintain certification in basic life support and first aid.

In order to be considered for this title, you must apply during the posting period via the online application portal.

1) Go to
2) First-time users will click "New User Registration" and create your Applicant Profile
3) Click on available job postings and Apply Online. You will need a valid, working email address to apply.

If you experience technical difficulties in the online application process, please contact our office at 203-946-8252 or email

Accepting applications until filled.

Keywords: City of New Haven, New Haven , Clinical Assistant, Healthcare , New Haven, Connecticut

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