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.
UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.
The General Internal Medicine Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Medical assistants perform duties to assist our healthcare professionals in the examination and treatment of patients and family including conducting basic diagnostic tests, providing patient care coordination and education, and clinical/reception functions.
The General Internal Medicine Center provides comprehensive primary care for adult patients, including preventive medicine services, assessment and treatment of acute medical problems and monitoring and treatment of chronic diseases. We are a dynamic teaching clinic, focused on providing patient-centered care grounded in the best available medical evidence.
Prepare paperwork and medical record for clinic visit; verify presence of medical records and diagnostic testing prior to scheduled appointments
Prepare exam rooms for patient care, assuring that rooms are cleaned, organized and stocked before each patient visit
Prepare patient for examination by the provider; observe and document the patient’s physical and emotional condition and vital signs in the medical record, recognize and report symptoms of common medical illnesses to physician or nurse
Perform procedures including ear irrigation, dressing changes, immunization administration, bladder scans, basic laboratory examinations, venipuncture, 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips, pregnancy testing, and throat cultures
Inform provider of test results and follow clinic-specific procedures related to test follow-up and patient notification
Assist during patient examination and procedures performed by health care professionals; monitor patient condition following procedures
Monitor patient flow in clinic to assure efficient clinic operations
Assist other Medical Assistants as necessary
Provide basic telephone screening per clinic protocols and recognize emergent/urgent problems and direct to the nurse or physician
Schedule new and return appointments, consultations and procedures including ancillary appointments and procedures
Coordinate clerical patient care activities and/or specialized technical duties unique to the assigned clinic to ensure accurate and expedited patient check-in and discharge
Transport patients and lab specimens
Complete and submit billing documents in a timely manner
Maintain infection control standards, including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective attire
Warmly greet patients, families and staff
Advocate for the patient/family by locating appropriate staff to address concerns
Promote and protect general safety for patients/families/friends and co-workers through adherence to correct procedures, timely communication of messages and test results, and appropriate consultation
Maintain/improve own professional competence, knowledge and skills to meet identified self-learning needs and annual review requirements
Support development of clinic and divisional efficiency and effectiveness through participation in quality assessment and improvement activities
Demonstrate an atmosphere/attitude of respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of each person encountered in the clinic setting
Participate in orientation of new staff and preceptorship of MA students
Perform related duties as assigned/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.
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.