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Duke University Job Description


Job Code: 0214
Job Level: 04
Revised Date: 03/16/2000
Job Family: JF 20

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Occupational Summary

Perform advanced supportive duties in a hospital clinic to assist medical and nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients; assist in training new personnel.

Work Performed

Perform advanced supportive duties in a hospital clinic to assist medical and nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients to include drawing blood, extracting sutures, operating electrocardiograph equipment and removing casts; change catheters, clean wounds, apply medications and dressings and assist in minor surgical procedures and biopsies utilizing sterile techniques.

Assist medical and nursing staff in the routine examination and treatment of patients to include obtaining and recording data for medical records, collecting and preparing specimens for laboratory analysis and undressing, cleansing and position patients for specific procedures.

Set up and clean examination rooms to include changing linen and making beds; set instruments and equipment for specific procedures; hand instruments; supplies and equipment to examining physician.

Pick up and deliver specimens, equipment, messages, and supplies as directed; maintain inventory of supplies in examination rooms; replenish as required. Escort and transport patients to various hospital locations; schedule patient appointments and prepare related records.

Maintain work area in clean and orderly condition; wash and sterilize a variety of medical supplies.

Assist in training new personnel.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a partial high school education. Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients to various hospital locations may be required.



Completion of a six-month Nurse Aide program or six months experience in a patient care setting.

Clinic Assistant, Senior's must meet and fulfill all requirements set forth by the State of N.C. Board of Nursing's Nurse Aide Registry. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE





The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.