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Job Announcement

Title: Health Unit Assistant, Full Time
Location: MNAW & CAIR
Supervisor: Medical Clinic Nursing Supervisor
Closing Date: June 12, 2023
Rate of Pay: $17.00 to $19.70 per hour


General Summary:

A Health Unit Assistant provides support to the medical staff at a health care facility. A Health Unit Assistant helps to keep the facility organized and coordinate communication between patients and medical staff. As a Health Unit Assistant, you will be asked to perform varied medical office and clerical duties such as schedule appointments and/or procedures, compile patients' chart notes such as discharge and visit summaries, obtaining medical records, ordering supplies, coordinating patient/provider schedules and preparing interagency forms needed to coordinate patient care.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate patient check-in with the support staff.
  • Oversee and optimize patient flow and communication with providers.
  • Makes telephone calls to patients and other medical facilities at the direction of the providers.
  • Manages patient flagging systems at the direction of the clinic nurse.
  • Operates in-clinic paging system.
  • Manages incoming and outgoing clinic department mail.
  • Assists medical staff and patients with completion of visit summaries, medication lists, referrals and other medical forms as needed for optimal patient care and transition.
  • Schedules patient appointments within the Human Services Division systems and also coordinates appointments of outside referrals.
  • Manages inter-agency communication of needed health information for referred care.
  • Assists medical department members with data entry, running reports and miscellaneous research as directed by supervisor.
  • Assists with drafting of policies and procedures as they relate to the medical department.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees and/or clients.
  • Assists with the ordering of office and other medical supplies as needed by the medical department.
  • Clerical duties may include typing as needed for memos, labels, reports, meeting minutes and other data entry as assigned.
  • Responds to internal and external requests for department information as directed.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements which may include long term sitting or standing, light lifting, and repetitive motion (typing).

Position Qualifications:

  • Health unit coordinator diploma/certificate, associate degree in a health related field or Minnesota Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is required.
  • 2 years' experience working in a hospital, family practice or IHS clinic is preferred.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a face paced medical clinic.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Subject to immunization review and submitted proof of required vaccinations.



Application Link

APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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