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 Men's Health Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Monitors and manages the flow of patients in the clinic •Demonstrates the ability to be organized and effectively prioritizes work tasks for the needs of the clinic •Performs direct patient care procedures according to their level of education, certification and clinic protocol •Provides skilled assistance to providers performing patient care procedures in the clinic •Maintains sterile technique during treatments and special procedures as indicated •Provides accurate, appropriate, and culturally sensitive education to clinic patients •Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age •Assists in the following procedures: vasectomies, scrotal ultrasounds, prostate ultrasounds and biopsies, cystograms, TESA/TESE, fine needle aspirations, testopel insertions •Maintains infection control standards including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective attire •Responds appropriately to patients in physical distress or emergency situations •Assists providers and clinic RNs in the maintenance of clinic processes to ensure timely follow-up on reported test results •Assists with coordination of care including clarifying patient follow-up and scheduling patients appointments •Accurately and thoroughly documents provision of patient care in a timely manner •Maintains, completes, and submits required clinic reports and audits in a timely manner •May perform clerical coverage duties if needed by the clinic •Answers telephone calls in a professional manner and directs calls appropriately •Responds to patient issues and refers issues as appropriate •Demonstrates understanding of billing practices
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.
DESIRED: •Direct patient care experience in ambulatory care, men's health, preferred •Effective organizational and interpersonal skills
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.