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Patient Care Assistant, Part Time

Job ID: R029481

Primary Location: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Building Location
St Marys - Detroit Lakes Clinic
11800 Family Practice

Job Description:
This position is primarily responsible for providing clinical assistance for patient care. These duties may include greeting and rooming patients, interview patients to obtain a limited medical history and obtain vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, temperature), assist with collection of lab specimens, document in patient chart or electronic medical record according to established protocol. This position will also be responsible for stocking and cleaning exam room per Clinic and Infection Control Policy, process and maintain integrity of all specimens according to established protocol, order and maintain clinic lab supplies, and all other duties as assigned or delegated by nursing. This position will also have responsibilities for assisting with clerical duties for the department. These duties may include registration with verifying patient demographics/insurance information, answering phones and customer service, complete medical and patient screenings and all other duties as assigned.

Education Qualifications:

Do you have the career opportunities you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Essentia Health as a Patient Care Assistant!

Rely on Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes for hospital care close to home. We’re a 36-bed hospital and Level III Trauma Center. Our emergency room, birthing center, and surgical services are all here for you.

With a wide range of providers on our medical campus, you can get a full spectrum of care near you. We're in the same building as Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic. As one of Essentia Health’s Catholic facilities, we strive to provide holistic healing for all human life.

Required to either have:

An associate’s degree or higher in Athletic Training, Biology, Exercise Science/Physiology, General Sciences or related field.


Graduate of a Medical Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician program.


Currently enrolled in an post-secondary healthcare program.

Licensure/Certification Qualifications:

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 3 months of hire.

Shift Rotation
Day Rotation
Shift Start Time
Shift End Time
Every third
Call Obligation

Effective December 1, 2019: Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer assessment, including a urine drug screen, immunization review, and background check. Essentia Health is committed to maintaining a work environment free from the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol.

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