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At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.
UW Medical Center – Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE, 40 hours per week), day shift CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT to work at our COVID Testing Site. This is a great opportunity to be part of our local response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
SCHEDULE: The Medical Assistant will work 8 hour shifts, with rotating weekend shifts required. The COVID Testing Site is open 7am - 5:30pm, 7 days a week. This is a full time position (40 hours per week).
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Medical Assistant will play a multi-faceted role at the COVID Testing Site. The Medical Assistant will assist with patient sample collection, provide patient care coordination, and will play a key role ensuring smooth test site operations.
Set up and tear down the COVID Testing Site
Clean, organize, and restock supplies onsite
Maintain site cleanliness, wiping down all tables, chairs and similar surfaces
Call security to lock up testing site at the end of the day
Break down bags at the end of the day
Transport lab tubes to the appropriate departments
Greet patients and employees at garage test site
Direct individuals to the swabbing station
Pull, prep, and verify swab bag for utilization
Swab patients and employees at the COVID Testing Site
Verify patient demographics
Swab individuals and place sample in fridge
Schedule, change, and cancel appointments for tests
Review no-shows and call to reschedule
Maintain Reports for leadership
Other Testing Site Responsibilities
Monitor flow of collections site to ensure efficient workflow
Answer, log, and redirect phone calls regarding COVID 19
Monitor, respond and document employee health emails and in-basket for EPIC
Review patient appointments to ensure tests are completed in a timely manner
Review and make corrections to employee information on various digital platforms
Monitor test results and update Redcap
Prepare COVID specimen bags for swabbing
Complete check-ins in EPIC
Maintain communication with resource staff at UW Medicine
Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or other recognized regional or national accreditation board; OR equivalent education/experience.
Must be Washington State Medical Assistant-Certified or achieve this designation during the probationary period. Failure to achieve and/or maintain this designation will result in termination of employment.
At least 1 year of Medical Assistant work experience
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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