Job Description

Extended Job Title
Clinical Assistant/Westside Practice

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Employees in this classification provide patient care management to an assigned clinic in the areas of clerical and clinical duties. In clinical setting, the employee receives direct supervision from physician or nursing supervisor in either oral or written form. In office setting, the employee receives direct supervision from department administrator. Work is performed under usual office and clinic conditions. May be stressful when working under emergency conditions.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
  • Records height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respirations, and pain assessment.
  • Assists physician while patient is being examined.
  • Assists physician with minor surgery.
  • Performs simple laboratory tests, first aid procedures and administers injections.
  • Records medical history, data on physicals, surgery referrals, and other facts as indicated.
  • Gives instructions to patients on diet, medication or special procedures as indicated by physician.
  • Schedules appointments to specialists, ancillary services, organizations or hospitals if indicated and obtains authorization of insurance as needed.
  • Collect blood samples in appropriate containers after positive patient identification and properly labels specimen(s). Completes patient requisition.
  • Verifies identify of samples with orders and processes laboratory specimen as indicated.
  • Obtain medication pre-authorization and consults with provider for any changes.
  • Routes specimens to appropriate test site.
  • Ensures that exam rooms are clean and stocked; maintains daily inventory and orders supplies.
  • Prepares instruments and equipment to sterilize.
  • Documents all in-house testing and procedures in EMR and in department log books.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor within the policies of the department, and TTUHSC in order to meet the goals and objectives of the department.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Position Specific Qualifications
Must have a current Medical Assistant and CPR certifications. Familiarity with modern office and medical equipment; knowledge of principles and application of medical ethics; knowledge of legal requirements for physicians; medical terminology; manual dexterity necessary for clinical and laboratory procedures. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

HSC - El Paso

Surgery Dept Elp Genl

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  •  A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent. 

  • Graduation from an approved certified program for assistants in the area of required specialty.
  • Certification by an approved accredited certifying agency in the specialty that particular work will be performed.

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