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Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
The Heart Institute at UW Medical Center - Montlake has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANT LEAD. The Cardiology Clinic at the UW Heart Institute serves a wide variety of cardiac providers and the patients. The Medical Assistant (MA) Lead is responsible for leadership of the Medical Assistants and others as specified. The MA Lead will also assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care.
Provide leadership to medical assistants
Schedule and assign medical assistants to ensure appropriate staffing
Train medical assistants and others and serve as a resource to other clinical providers
Participate in the interview process for medical assistants and other clinical hires
Train and orient new employees
Manage clinic flow using organizational ability to effectively prioritize work tasks to ensure that patients are seen in a timely manner and that clinic needs are met
Participate in patient care procedures
Provide accurate, appropriate, and culturally sensitive education to clinic patients
Oversee coordination of care by assisting providers in the maintenance of clinic processes to ensure timely follow-up on reported test results
Maintain infection control standards
Maintain, complete and submit required clinic reports and audits in a timely manner
Answer telephone calls in a professional manner and direct calls appropriately
Perform administrative duties as required by clinic needs
Demonstrate understanding of billing practices
Perform related 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 AND one year experience as a Medical Assistant; OR High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience as a Medical Assistant providing direct patient care in a health care setting AND eligible for State of Washington certification designation as Medical Assistant – Certified ; 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.
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