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Lead Clinical Assistant

To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.

Vail Health has become the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare system. Our updated 520,000-square-foot hospital opened in December 2020.  This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail. 

Some roles may be based outside of our Colorado office (as stated in the Job Title). Roles based outside of our primary office can sit in any of the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work primarily in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.


Responsible for oversight and guidance of the clinical support functions. Including, but not limited to, training new and existing staff, providing leadership as a resource to others, and completing administrative duties that assist in the management of patient care across the clinic.


  • Trains new clinical staff on departmental specific workflows (including new protocols or workflows), procedures, and processes (team model). May cross train other clinical personnel as directed.
  • Provides clinical leadership of the team by overseeing clinical aspects of patient care.
  • Provide guidance to team members/clinical assistants with prioritization of patient care, messages, and triage while continuing to foster independence.
  • Independently handles incoming inquiries from patients via phone, portal message and in office.
  • Assists providers and other clinical staff with examinations, procedures, and other processes related to direct patient care.
  • Performs venipunctures, administers injections, and initiates intravenous therapy.
  • Arranges for provider ordered diagnostics or therapeutic services.
  • Ensures cleanliness, adequate stock of supplies and functioning equipment in examination rooms. Replaces supplies depleted on a daily basis.
  • Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, OSHA Rules and Regulations, environmental and infection control standards.


  • Registered Nurse preferred.
  • Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, or Registered Nurse licensing/certification required.
  • Cardiopulmonary Recitation (CPR) certification.
  • 2 years’ experience with applicable patient care and administrative duties required.
  • Ability to effectively organize resources, establish priorities and perform multiple tasks. 
  • Professionalism and ability to be discreet with confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative. 
  • Displays strong verbal/written communication and organization skills.
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology, medical equipment, HIPAA compliance and OSHA rules and regulations.


  • Not Applicable


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Sitting for more than 50% of the day.
  • Walking and standing for less than 50% of the day.
  • Occasionally lifts moves or exerts force up to 35 lbs.
  • Works indoors in an office environment.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, and other conditions common to a medical clinic environment.


Pay is based upon relevant education and experience. 
Pay Range:
$22.56$33.84 USD


Benefits at Vail Health 

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits: Competitive wages, parental leave, housing programs and childcare reimbursement to support the cost of living in a mountain community.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: Top-quality health care package including vision, dental and medical with options of flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • Education Assistance: We are proud to offer tuition and student loan assistance programs.
  • Paid Time Off: Roughly five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.
  • Retirement & Supplemental Insurance: 403(b) Retirement plan with matching potential, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and more.
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More: Recreation discounts, pet insurance and a $1,000 annual wellness reimbursement program.


As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff, excluding remote status.

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