AESES - Northern Medical Clinic Assistant

Northern Medical Clinic Assistant
Revision Date: August 2005

Classification: Northern Medical Clinic Assistant
Hay Point Range: 181 – 221


Located in a Northern Manitoba hospital or clinic, these positions assist medical staff in treating patients, including supervising patient flow to and from the physicians, performing standard screening, arranging for laboratory, x-ray and other diagnostic screening examinations and providing routine treatments.

Incumbents may participate in the training and orientation of new employees at the same level, following established guidelines and procedures.


  • Obtains patient charts and updates paperwork.
  • Performs routine screening of patients and recording findings in patient chart
  • Prepares patients for medical examinations.
  • Organizes x-ray and laboratory tests to be done locally, as required by physician.
  • Assists physicians during patient examinations and minor procedures.
  • Assists patients with completion of pre-operative or medical forms.
  • Performs routine treatments such as changing dressings, removing sutures and casts, giving IM and SC injections, performing Manitoux (TB) testing and providing dietary and health counselling.
  • Performs related office duties.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nursing Assistant Diploma or equivalent certification.


One to two years clinical nursing experience, preferably in a Northern clinic or related health care setting.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated good judgement in serving the needs of the unit and patients.
  • Must be self-motivated, show initiative and able to work independently in a busy environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Must demonstrate an appreciation of the various communities and cultures served in the clinic and be sensitive in dealing with culturally-related issues.
  • Must be professional and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Familiarity with the environment, culture and living conditions of the area is required.
  • Some positions may require proficiency in an Aboriginal language.

Physical Requirements

  • Physically capable of performing the duties as assigned, which may include moderate to heavy lifting.
  • Must live in the community in which the clinic is located.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.