Kaniksu Community Health is a non-profit, award winning Community Health Center that provides integrated, team-based healthcare in north Idaho. Patients consider us their partner in healthcare, over the course of their life and the spectrum of their health needs. From prevention and wellness to medical, dental, and behavioral health. From pediatric to geriatrics, we believe that quality healthcare should be accessible, approachable and affordable for everyone.

We don’t just say it. We prove it.

• In one year we decreased the rate of patients with uncontrolled diabetes by 20%.

• We rank in the top 10% of CHC’s in the country for clinical quality.

• We report the highest level of control in the state for our hypertensive population.

The benefits of working for KCH include:

• Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance.

• Flexible schedule, with the option of 4x10s, or 5x8s.

• Vacation and sick leave.

• Tuition reimbursement.

• 4% 401K employer match.

• In-house medical, dental, or behavioral health services.

• Year round, affordable on-site childcare at KCH Kid’s Club.

As a Certified Nursing Assistant at Kaniksu, a typical day might include:

• Preparing exam rooms and instruments/equipment for procedures and treatments. Restocking exam rooms as necessary, and maintaining inventory supply.

• Rooming patients, establishing a reason for visit, obtaining patient history and documenting chief complaints.

• Taking and recording patient vital signs, as well as administering screening tests under the direction of Providers and Nurses.

• Performing routine patient procedures (routine lab work, etc. as per Nursing/Provider direction or as indicated by protocols).

• Assisting Provider with patient care tasks and procedures i.e. pap tests/pelvic exams, surgical procedures, and dressings.

• Following written Medical Provider orders, preparing patients for diagnostic tests; collecting and labeling specimens, completing lab tests allowable by CLIA certificate, administering medications, giving injections and applying dressings.

• Preparing patient record information for physician referrals and communicating significant information to other health care providers as required.

• Assisting Provider in distributing appropriate patient education materials.

• Helping to facilitate integrated care with other KCH services such as Dental, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy or Patient Assistance.

• Ensuring a high a level of quality and coordinated care for your patients.

Qualifications needed:

• Graduate of an accredited Nursing Assistant program

• 3 -5 years of experience in a primary care setting, community health center, public health preferred

• Nextgen or electronic medical record experience preferred

• Demonstrates accuracy, proficiency, and efficiency in medical record documentation

• Demonstrates the ability to communicate with tact and professionalism when interacting with patients and co-workers