Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The UWMC-Montlake Digestive Health Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) will assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care; endoscopic procedures or monitoring that may be invasive and require skills validations; transportation of patients, supplies, and specimens; ordering and stocking of supplies; and maintenance of special equipment, including sterile equipment and set-ups. The MA role may include coordinating the clerical activities and supporting the front desk activities for patient care in the clinic.
Ensure procedure/clinic rooms are stocked, clean, and ready for patients
Assist provider by facilitating use of technology including EMR (electronic medical records) and Endoworks (electronic imaging)
Coordinate clerical patient care activities and/or specialized technical duties unique to the assigned clinic to ensure accurate and expedited patient check-in and discharge, including obtaining consents for care and referral information
Take initiative to maintain patient flow for assigned providers/team
Transport patients and lab specimens
Prepare patient for examination by the provider; observe and document the patient’s physical and emotional condition and vital signs in the medical record, recognize and report symptoms of common medical illnesses to physician or nurse
Perform delegated patient care activities/education in accordance with established standards of practice
Assist during patient examinations and procedures performed by health care professionals
May withdraw venous blood and capillary blood when certified as a Healthcare Assistant and completion of a competency skills check
May give injectable medications that have been registered with the WA State Department of Health when certified as a Healthcare Assistant and successfully completed the ACS study module and competency skills check.
Review patient needs with providers daily, preferably at the start of each day or session
Demonstrate an atmosphere/attitude of respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of each person encountered in the clinic setting
Promote and protect general safety for patients/families/friends and co-workers through adherence to correct procedures, timely communication of messages and test results, and appropriate consultation
Support development of clinic and divisional efficiency and effectiveness through participation in quality assessment and improvement activities
Promote and contribute to the development of team in clinic and working relationships between the clinic and other departments/disciplines
Participate in orientation of new staff and preceptorship of MA students
Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: 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.
Legal Requirement: 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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.