All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
The Stroke Clinic at Harborview has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The Medical Assistant (MA) will assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care.
The Stroke Clinic at Harborview Medical Center cares for patients with cerebrovascular disease who have suffered a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) or who are at risk for stroke or TIA. The clinic focuses on primary and secondary stroke prevention, and its goals include reducing the incidence of stroke through identification and control of stroke risk factors, reducing morbidity and mortality of a stroke through emergency care for patients with acute stroke, diagnostic services, treatment options and a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
Ensure exam rooms are stocked, clean and ready for patients
Prepare medical records for clinic visit
Coordinate communication flow in the clinic including answering and directing telephone inquiries to the appropriate individual
Provide basic telephone screening per clinic protocols and recognize emergent/urgent problems and direct to the nurse or physician
Coordinate clerical patient care activities and/or specialized technical duties to ensure accurate and expedited patient check-in and discharge
Take initiative to maintain patient flow
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
Assist during patient examinations and procedures
Perform procedures including ear irrigation, urethral catheterization, and sterile dressing changes
May withdraw venous blood and capillary blood
May give injectable medications
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
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.
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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