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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 Adult Medicine Clinic at Harborview has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANT.
Conveniently located in the First Hill neighborhood, the clinic offers comprehensive wellness care and treatment for acute and chronic illnesses. Internal medicine doctors, called internists, focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases and illnesses in adults. These practitioners may also serve as primary care physicians.
The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for patient care, clinic maintenance, and assisting other support and provider staff as needed. The MA is capable of performing certain clinical and clerical duties as trained and is responsible for ensuring that the clinic is opened, stocked, cleaned, and closed each day. The MA is responsible for providing care to a wide range of ethnically and culturally diverse patient population. As such, the Medical Assistant must be able to work with a diverse patient population.
Orders medical supplies, stocks rooms, and maintains an organized and clean space
Maintains clinic flow, working closely with providers to keep them organized in an attempt to have patients seen on time
Prepares patient for visit based on appointment type and chief complaint
Obtains vital signs on all patients
Performs venipuncture as needed
Administers clinic specific parenteral medications and testing agents via intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal routes
Performs diagnostic tests such as EKGs, blood glucose monitoring, urine dip-sticks, pregnancy tests, pulmonary peak flow monitoring, and other tests as designated
Prepares charts and ensures proper scanning of records
Able to function at front desk when assigned.
Responds appropriately in an emergency, knows hospital codes, delivers the crash cart and O2 to the scene, anticipates needs, and assists by keeping patients and staff clear of the area
Participates in clinic Quality Assurance.
Works as part of a Team and promotes a positive work environment and image of the clinic.
Performs front desk duties as needed
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.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Valid BLS/CPR Card
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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