Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrows physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
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, drawing and collecting blood 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, transporting patients and specimens as needed, and monitoring the environment of care.
Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments and may function in a supervisory role in providing workflow direction to Clinical Assistants.
In addition to demonstrating mastery as a Clinical Assistant I/II, the Clinical Assistant – Lead is responsible for overall patient flow in collaboration with nursing leadership. Adjusts staff assignments to meet volume fluctuations across the entire department. Duties may include:
-High School Diploma or GED required; college coursework preferred.
-Completion of an accredited clinical assistant program or medical assistant program. For the satellite offices, phlebotomy certification is also preferred.
-Experience preferred, but not required.
-Applies Institute policies and procedures to resolve routine issues. Works on problems of limited scope. Builds stable working relationships internally.
Clinical Assistant Lead
In addition to the minimum qualifications of a Clinical Assistant I listed above, typically requires 4-6 years of equivalent experience in a medical setting. Having wide-ranging experience, uses technical concepts and Institute objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
-Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.
-Ability to function in a busy work setting with patients with complex needs.
-Demonstrates proficiency in technical skills.
-Demonstrates respectful and courteous behavior toward peers, co-workers, visitors and management.
Full time 40 hours Monday through Friday