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 Pediatric Care Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The Medical Assistant (MA) assists health care professionals in the examination and treatment of pediatric patients by performing duties such as preparation of patient and environment for treatment, conducting basic laboratory and electrocardiogram tests, care of the patient post-treatments, patient education, and clerical reception functions.
Schedule routine and special procedures
Prepare patients for and assist health care professionals with procedures
Present portions of the pre- and post-procedure patient education sessions
Perform procedures including ear irrigation, dressing changes, and immunization administration
Perform basic laboratory examinations, venipuncture, 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips, pregnancy testing, and throat cultures
Monitor patient's condition following procedures
Observe and document in the medical record the patient's physical and emotional condition and vital signs
Recognize and report symptomology of common medical illnesses to physician or nurse
Perform front desk reception duties, including appointment scheduling, check-in/out, multi-line phone answering, etc.
Prepare medical record for clinic visit and document information to complete patient check-in process
Verify presence of medical records and x-rays prior to scheduled appointments, requesting existing records and x-rays as necessary
Transport patients and lab specimens
Monitor patient flow in clinic to assure efficient clinic operations
Complete billing documents verifying the correctness of charges and that diagnoses have been obtained
Respond to patient billing questions referring as necessary to appropriate source
Order medical and clerical supplies
Stock examination rooms
Possesses a strong work ethic, flexibility, eagerness to learn, and a team player mentality with the ability to contribute to a positive working relationship among all staff, providers and patients
Perform related medical assistant duties as required.
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.
2 years' Medical Assistant experience, preferably in pediatrics
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.