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UnityPoint Health Clinical Assistant II-Occupational Health-Penn Medical in West Des Moines, Iowa

Performs a variety of clinical duties; responsible for assisting the physician with direct patient care. Perform other tasks as required, both administrative and clinical. Responsible for providing direct care to employees and other personnel who become ill and/or are injured on company property.

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

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  • Answers questions and provides teaching to patients and family members.

  • Documents appropriate information in the patient’s chart.

  • Complete patient forms and file medical records/correspondence, including progress notes, diagnostic information, professional correspondence and x-rays.

  • Measure and record patient’s statistical data and medical history at the request of the provider.

  • Record and obtain physician approval for medication refill requests, return calls to pharmacies with refill information.

  • Schedule referrals for patients as requested by the provider; complete appropriate forms or requisitions required for referrals or lab testing.

  • Assist provider with patient examination, procedures and emergencies.

  • Is knowledgeable and trained to conduct EKG, breath alcohol, pulmonary function, audiogram and drug testing services and additional lab tests as required.

  • Prepare and assist provider with patient examination, specimen collection, minor surgical procedures and treatment of the patients, including administration of medication under direct supervision of the provider.

  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

  • Integrates and demonstrates FOCUS values and Expectations for Personal and Service Excellence to guide professional behaviors, while adhering to the policies and procedures of IH-DM.

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

  • Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Graduate of a nationally accredited nursing, medical assistant program, medical laboratory tech or radiological technology program.


Experience in clinical nursing preferred over hospital nursing experience.

Previous clinical experience preferred/desirable.


A state of Iowa nursing license, nationally accepted medical assistant certification by AAMA within one year of hire, medical laboratory tech registry, OR AART registry. State of Iowa Permit to practice limited radiography may be acquired within the first year of employment. Licenses & Certifications must be maintained.


Professionalism, Leadership skills, Adaptability, Relationship management, Teamwork, Collaboration, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.


Requisition ID: 2022-105648

Street: 6000 University Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $17.42/Hr.

Name: Occupational Health- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday Days 8am-5pm, 40 hours/week

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