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UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) is a network of community-based clinics throughout the Puget Sound region. The clinics offer a wide spectrum of primary care services, as well as secondary care, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Urgent care services are offered seven days a week at select locations. The clinics are consistently recognized for high quality standards by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
UWNC - Ballard Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%, 40 hours per week), day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANT (job profile: Medical Asst – Cert) . The Medical Assistant performs duties required to assist health care professionals in the examination and treatment of clinic patients, provides individual and group patient education, conducts basic diagnostic tests, provides follow-up for patient post-treatment care, and performs a variety of clerical/administrative functions, provides standard health messaging and education.
Prepare patients for examination and treatment by rooming patient, taking vitals,recording patient history, obtain the chief complaint, and update significant changes in the patient history, for example recent hospitalization and emergency department visits. Review the patient medication list for patient adherence and notify the provider of changes or problems. Assist with examinations, procedures and treatments; apply sterile technique as indicated and maintain infection control measures. Following all components of our patient rooming expectations.
Observes and documents the patient’s condition and vital signs into the electronic medical record. Recognizes symptomatology of common medical illnesses and accurately reports to provider.
Acts as a liaison between patient, patient’s family and providers.
Schedules, prepares, and assists provider with procedures.
Performs basic laboratory examinations and reports abnormal laboratory values. Assists in transporting patients as required.
Participates in pre- and post-procedure patient education.
May assist providers in conducting educational sessions. Instructs patients on preparation for laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
Other Duties as Requested
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 REQUIREMENTS: 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 At least one year of medical assistant experience is preferred
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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