The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Medical Assistant participates as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic. The Medical Assistant is responsible for the flow of the patients for assigned providers (as applicable) each day.
Rooms patients and families to exam/procedure area
Documents vital signs and other patient information per clinic policy
Assists with procedures as directed
Conducts clerical tasks, patient transport, cleaning and restocking of exam rooms and other r requests to maintain clinic flow
Recognizes symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal vs., and new/existing pain and immediately escalates to RN and/or provider
Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers
Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities
Education enabling obtainment of Medical Assistant Certification
Currently is a Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice
Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
Current Surgical Technologist Registration in the State of Washington State and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice (obtain within 3 months of hire)
Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
Willingness to participate in process improvement initiatives
Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol
Proficient in email and word processing systems
Experience with electronic medical records
Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.