Health Services Aide
Salary: $12.75-$15.56 hourly / $2,217-$2,706 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under immediate supervision, assists professional
staff in the delivery of health care or other public services in
clinics or, under Public Health Nurse direction, on outreach visits;
and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification is distinguished
from Health Services Aide, Senior in that the emphasis of Health
Services Aide is on clinic assignments while the focus of Health
Services Aide, Senior is on outreach that is accomplished by
conducting home visits.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Interprets for professional staff when language or cultural
2. Interviews clients to collect medical history data for physician
review; records data on a variety of forms; and prepares simple
patient-related documentation in medical records and other narrative
3. Arranges appointments and follows up on broken appointments to
explain need for and value of services; instructs clients in health
care, following physicians instructions, and diets; and explains
departmental services to clients.
4. Sets up examining room for procedures, prepares patients for
examination, and assists professional staff during examinations.
5. Takes and records oral, aural, and rectal temperatures, radial
pulses, blood pressures, weights, and heights; collects urine,
stool, and other specimens; and prepares specimens for lab,
transport to lab, and physician review.
6. Orders supplies, maintains inventory control, cleans and
sterilizes equipment, appropriately stocks clinics, maintains
security of medicine cabinets; performs light cleaning duties such
as wiping walls, counters, etc.; and disposes of bio-hazardous
materials in accordance with policy.
7. May perform and record simple lab tests such as blood glucose
screens, urine dipsticks, and pregnancy tests.
8. May perform audiometric screening exams.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Any combination of training, education, and
experience that would provide the required abilities.
Desirable Qualification: Experience working in a health care or
human services setting is highly desirable.
Ability to: understand the needs and problems facing culturally,
economically, or socially disadvantaged persons; establish and
maintain good relations with persons from a wide range of social and
ethnic groups; learn the range of departmental services for the
treatment of health, nutrition, or other related problems;
communicate effectively orally and by writing simple narrative
reports; maintain confidentiality of client information; understand
and follow oral and written instructions; work cooperatively as part
of a health services delivery team.