Join Our Team as a Clinical Assistant
Clinical and Medical Assistants are integral members of the health care
teams at St. Luke’s. They are employed in nearly every primary and
specialty clinic within the St. Luke’s system, located in Duluth,
Superior, Hibbing, Mountain Iron, Silver Bay, Two Harbors, and Ashland.
Many of our
clinical assistants are paired with a specific physician and all work closely with physicians
and patients, creating special bonds over the years of providing ongoing care.
What is a clinical assistant?
The clinical assistant performs a variety of tasks to assist doctors and
mid-level practitioners in providing patient care, including escorting
patients to exam rooms, checking vital signs, and coordinating ongoing care.
Formal job summary: The clinical assistant, under the medical direction
of the clinic physicians and the general administrative direction of the
clinic manager, is responsible for providing assistance to the physicians
and mid-level practitioners through coordination of the patients visit
and performing designated procedures and patient care. The clinical assistant
also participates in quality and safety control and provides support services
within the clinic when not providing patient care.
Am I required to have a medical assistant certification?
Yes, you are required to have a medical assistant certification within
120 days of joining our team.
What positions are currently open and how do I apply?
View open positions by clicking
here and selecting
Select a Job Category. Then, scroll through to view all clinical assistant openings. Click on
the position you are interested in and the link to apply is at the bottom
of the screen.
What is it like to work at St. Luke’s?
St. Luke’s is a mission-driven nonprofit organization, dedicated
to putting the patient first in everything we do. Health care jobs at
St. Luke’s are extremely rewarding and fulfilling.
How much do medical assistants earn?
Starting pay for clinic assistants at St. Luke's is more than $14/hour
if you have just finished school, and higher for people with experience.
But the hourly wage is only part of your compensation package. We have
generous medical, dental, retirement and paid time off benefits that are
better than what's offered by many other employers. Learn more about
Is there a signing bonus?
Yes, we have a $500 signing bonus for joining the St. Luke's team,
plus you will receive an additional $500 bonus if you work here for 120
days and are certified as a clinical assistant. Our Human Resources team
would love to provide more details. Please contact them using the form
at the bottom of the page.
If I’m not already trained, where can I go to school?
Several schools in our region offer medical assistant degrees, and all
have openings in the next round of admissions.
Duluth Business University
Lake Superior College
WITC: Superior, Ashland and Rice Lake
How long does school take?
Length varies slightly by school, but most programs can be completed in
15 months or less.
What will the job market be like after I graduate?
high demand for clinical assistants and it’s expected to see dramatic growth. Employment of medical
assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster
than the average for all occupations.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics
How can I learn more?
To learn more call 218.249.3029 or fill out the form below.