Clinical Associate

  1. What is a clinical associate in a hospital? and what are the job requirments?
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   GilaRRT
    Hmmm, new terminology for my experiences in the States. In South Africa, a clinical associate is a physician assistant like provider.
  4. by   kfarinato
    I am a Clinical Associate in a hospital. It's basically a CNA, with EKG and phlebotomy thrown in. Other facilities may call it a PCT, or Tech. All mean the same. I am now a CA in the operating room and it is basically glorified housekeeping, minimal patient contact, but I get to observe procedures when I have time.
  5. by   Whispera
    I think the definition depends on where you work and it could be anything. When I was in nursing school, I worked as a Clinical Associate in a hospital. That just meant I was doing CNA work, but was a nursing student, and got paid better than CNAs (and got to learn nursely things on the job too).
  6. by   kristinahcna
    Thank you guys so much I have an interview for a clinical associate position this week. I am an CNA and I checked the job requirments before I filled out the application I was certain I was qualified for it but I had never heard the title before, so I wanted to double check with some of my fellow healthcare workers
  7. by   kristinahcna
    can anybody remember what kind of questions they asked at your interview for that position?

Clinical Associate