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Clinical Associate - Post-Anesthesia Care (PACU) - FT

Carilion Clinic
United States, Virginia, Roanoke
July 06, 2022
Roanoke ,VA, US, 24014

Job Summary

**This position is located at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital ***

The PACU has an ICU level of care. They provide care for post-operative patients in post anesthesia care setting. Critical care, high acuity, and fast paced.

This position is full time, working weekdays w/ occasional weekends. 0900-2130/1000-2230

This is the job opportunity where you can bring your valuable skills to life. At Carilion Clinic, our team provides vital skills, knowledge, and support to professional teams in a forward-thinking environment. You will thrive through extensive training, supportive leaders and potential for advancement. Carilion offers comprehensive benefits, paid time off, and tuition options. Join a team where your skills and ideas will make a difference in the health of our patients and the communities we live in.

The Clinical Associate acts as clerical support, receptionist, and unit resource in support of members of the unit health-care team. Performs basic clinical services relating to the care, cleanliness, safety, and comfort of patients.

The Clinical Associate job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Exhibits competent knowledge of EMR and assists with chart audits.
  • Provides support for department/unit staff scheduling, including lunch assignments.
  • May review medical record for outstanding orders and notifies nurse of stat orders and medication changes.
  • Orders department/unit supplies and equipment and stocks/organizes supplies. Processes equipment between patients as needed (cleans unit based equipment and gathers supplies needed to operate equipment). Operates and maintains general office equipment.
  • As competencies are appropriate, will manage admissions, transfers, and discharges. Coordinates patient flow into/out of area using department/unit specific software and Intranet. Schedules patient therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
  • Receives and screens incoming calls via telephone and patient call system. Routes calls to appropriate individuals and takes messages accurately.
  • Clinical Associates in Clinical Transport may be assigned to transports patients independently monitoring the patient's condition en route and during procedures. May monitor and interpret EKG rhythms. Utilizes transportation algorithm to determine appropriate follow-up for emergent and /or urgent patient needs.
  • Monitors cleanliness of the waiting and break rooms and performs safety/environmental rounds.


Successful candidate MUST be available for FT hours the first 4 weeks of employment to attend orientation and required classes during day shift hours. These classes are MANDATORY!

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High school graduate or equivalent.

Experience: Clerical, medical terminology, and healthcare experience preferred. Previous experience in direct patient care desirable.

Licensure, certification, and/or registration: If employee is working in a Critical Access Area, a Certified Nursing Assistant is required. Must have successfully completed NA course or successfully challenged NA course with Carilion. Successful completion of Monitor Tech courses through Carilion required if working in a monitored area. Successful completion of phlebotomy and sheath courses through Carilion required if working in areas where the skill set is required. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred. National Phlebotomy Certification preferred.

Life Support: AHA BLS-HCP required.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Effective interpersonal, communication, and team-working skills required. Must be organized and self -motivated. Must have knowledge of office procedure and equipment. Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position.

About Carilion

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

Requisition Number: 122193
Employment Status: Full time
Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Shift: Day/Evening
Shift Details: Weekday w/ occasional weekends as needed 0900-2130/1000-2230
Recruiter: SARAH R BOSWELL
Recruiter Email: srboswell@carilionclinic.org
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

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