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 Maternal and Infant Care Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50%), day shift MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The Medical Assistant (MA) will support high-risk obstetric providers in providing high-level patient care. This clinic is fast-paced and the MA is integral to the overall functioning of it. As a member of the health care team, the MA helps to create a culture of professional excellence and an environment that respects cultural, economic, ethnic, and lifestyle differences of patients and staff. This position works with our highest risk physician and specialty clinics. If you like the challenge of fast-paced work, constant learning about pregnancy/medical conditions and being held to the highest standards of patient care, we want to meet you!
Monitor and manage the flow of patients, prepare charts, and gather the needed supplies for the visit
Prepare patients for possible treatments, verify their reasons for visit, and update medications
As first contact with the patient, establish trust by offering interventions to make them feel more comfortable
Conduct basic diagnostic tests (such as peak flow, oxygen saturation, glucose monitoring) and assist providers in various procedures (such as pap, IUD placement, Implanon placement, CVS, amniocentesis and ultrasound)
Collect laboratory specimens and assure delivery of them to the laboratory
Perform high-level disinfectant procedures of US probes and equipment
Communicate with providers and team members about patients' clinical conditions, including results of diagnostic tests and symptomatology, and assure prompt and appropriate care provision
Provide basic patient education and document both their teaching and care
Perform clerical and reception duties, including stocking, ordering, scheduling patients, and performing administrative duties as required by clinic needs
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.
Demonstrated computer experience using a variety of software, especially MS Word
Excellent customer service skills
Knowledge of medical terminology
Experience or basic knowledge of working with diverse populations
Experience with EPIC
One year experience providing direct patient care in a clinic setting preferred
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.