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Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Clinic RN, LPN or Certified Medical Assistant in Houghton, Michigan

Clinic RN, LPN or Certified Medical Assistant

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Medical - Family Practice

Location: Houghton, Michigan

Employment Status: Part-time

FTE: .6 (48 hours bi-weekly)

Physical Work Location: Houghton Family Health Center

Position Ctrl# (HR): UC-MED-115-10


Nursing support is an integral part of the Patient Care Team. Responsibilities may include administering quality efficient nursing care, immunizations and health education to patients of all ages in accordance with established nursing standards; assisting in the lab as appropriate; and working with all health center personnel to ensure an efficient and safe environment of care.

Education, Training, Licensing and Credentialing


  • Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse degree from an accredited school of nursing or graduate from a recognized certified medical assistant program

  • Current unrestricted license from the Michigan Board of Nurse Examiners to practice as a registered nurse (RN) or practical nurse (LPN) in the State of Michigan or certification/registration as a certified medical assistant (CMA)

  • Current life support certification


  • One (1) year of practice experience as an RN or LPN giving direct patient care

Experience and Skills


  • Knowledge of basic principles of health promotion, prevention and motivation

  • Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Center’s current operational protocols

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Michigan Nursing Practice Act

  • Ability to read and comprehend medical instructions, short correspondence, and memos

  • Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs

  • Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, staff, and the general public

  • Ability to work cooperatively with community agency personnel to coordinate services for patients

  • Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers

  • Ability to prioritize and allocate resources

  • Typing skills


  • Experience using eClinical Works (ECW)

  • Experience using Microsoft, including Outlook, Excel, Word & Power Point

  • Experience taking and recording vital signs (body temperature, pulse and blood pressure)

  • Effectively present information in small group situations

Physical Demands, Working Conditions and Travel Requirements

Special Requirements:

Requires lifting and/or pushing, pulling, or carrying of objects weighing over 50 pounds occasionally, frequently of objects weighing 10-20 pounds, and continuously of objects weighting 0-10 pounds. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination. Requires sitting, standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours. Requires frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to work with a moderate noise level in the work environment is required.

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