Clinical assistant assisting a physician at CEENTA. Learn what is a clinical assistant today

Originally written August 13, 2021

Being a part of CEENTA means being a part of a community-wide outreach for better living. No matter what role you have, it is an important piece of that goal for the betterment of our patients.
Today, the career spotlight for CEENTA is: Clinical Assistant.

In This Article...

  1. What is a clinical assistant?
  2. What does a clinical assistant do?
  3. What are the job requirements for a CEENTA clinical assistant?
  4. Who would be a good fit for a clinical assistant job?
  5. How do I become a clinical assistant at CEENTA?

What is a clinical assistant?

A clinical assistant, as the title implies, assists doctors and staff in a medical clinic, hospital, or clinical trials program. They are one of the first staff members a patient may come across during an appointment aside from the patient representatives at the front desk and are responsible for screening them for procedures and treatments.

What does a clinical assistant do?

At CEENTA, this position has multi-faceted duties, including:

  • Screening patients, including checking vital signs and taking their history
  • Answering phone inquiries from patients, including screening calls for urgency
  • Assisting physicians with in-office procedures
  • Maintains supply inventory
  • Explaining treatments and/or procedures and providing educational information to patients and their families
  • And more

What are the job requirements for a CEENTA clinical assistant?

A clinical assistant must have at minimum their high school diploma or GED. In addition, they need to have at least one year of experience related to their job responsibilities in otolaryngology/ENT care. Finally, top-tier candidates should have a current Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification from the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAM) OR Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification from American Medical Technologists (AMT) or equivalent certification/licensure.

Who would be a good fit for a clinical assistant job?

At CEENTA, we look for the best candidates who can help our goal of community health. Our clinical assistants collaborate with and provide administrative and clinical support to the provider to ensure the best possible patient experience. They understand the terminology used during patient screening, and testing, and can communicate effectively with patients and physicians on the phone and in person. They are problem solvers who understand that the the main goal is the betterment of the patient. Above all else, they are passionate about helping patients reach the solutions they need to be happy and healthy.

How do I become a clinical assistant at CEENTA?

Start your career with CEENTA! Explore our Careers page for more information about CEENTA positions, benefits, and applications for open positions today.


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