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 STD Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Clinic is a Public Health-Seattle & King County service that provides confidential STD and HIV evaluation, screening, testing and treatment on a sliding-fee scale.
The Medical Assistant (MA) at the STD Clinic is an ideal position for someone with initiative, who likes to work with a team, and who is open and flexible with the range of services that can be provided. The MA provides direct patient care by assisting providers with pre- and post-visit labs and treatment. The MA will help direct some patients triaged to expedited care to do self-collected specimens. In addition to direct patient care, the MA is responsible for maintaining certain supplies, tracking vaccine usage, and a variety of administrative tasks.
Assisting providers in performing patient-related tasks and ensuring smooth patient and work flow within the clinic
Preparing and administering vaccines, intramuscular injections, tuberculin skin tests, pregnancy tests and urine dip sticks as per clinician orders
Reviewing patient eligibility and recruiting patients for research studies Following clinical research protocols and study-specific operating procedures
Performing phlebotomy to collect lab specimens
Instructing patients in self-collection of specimens
Providing patient education per written and approved educational resources and upon provider request
Assisting providers with patient referral processes to other specialty clinics
Participating in all agency regulatory compliance activities
Cleaning, stocking, inventorying and organizing lab, pharmacy and other supplies
Performing daily and weekly lab and equipment quality assurance and maintenance
Performing a variety of back office, patient related tasks
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.
Knowledge of medical terminology
Flexibility with shifting priorities and competing demands in a fast-paced work environment
Prior research, clinical or other professional experience with HIV/STD
Prior research, clinical or other professional experience with sexual and gender minority populations
Prior experience with handling, processing, and transporting of human biological specimens
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.
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.