13 hours

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (4-10s, DIGESTIVE HEALTH CTR)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
  • Job Code
    168175
UW Human Resources

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (4-10s, DIGESTIVE HEALTH CTR)

Req #: 168175
Department: DIGESTIVE HEALTH CTR
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 10/04/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,412 - $4,562 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes:  

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "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 University of Washington 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.

University of Washington Medical Center's Digestive Health Center has outstanding opportunities for 100% Full-Time MEDICAL ASSISTANTS. The shift is 4 - 10 Hour Day Shift.

Under general supervision, the full-time Medical Assistant (MA) in the DIGESTIVE DISEASE CENTER will assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care; endoscopic procedures or monitoring that may be invasive and require skills validations; transportation of patients, supplies and specimens; ordering and stocking of supplies; and maintenance of special equipment, including sterile equipment and set-ups. The MA role may include coordinating the clerical activities and supporting the front desk activities for patient care in the clinic. Participates in clinic and selected divisional activities to promote effective problem solving and communication.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

CLINIC FLOW ACTIVITIES:
  • Ensure procedure/clinic rooms are stocked, clean and ready for patients
  • Maintain and use supplies and equipment in a cost-effective manner
  • Assist provider by facilitating use of technology including EMR (electronic medical records) and Endoworks(electronic imaging)
  • 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
  • Take initiative to maintain patient flow for assigned providers/team.
  • Transport patients and lab specimens

  • PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES:
  • 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 delegated patient care activities/education in accordance with established standards of practice
  • Assist during patient examinations and procedures performed by health care professionals
  • May withdraw venous blood and capillary blood
  • May give injectable medications that have been registered with the WA State Department of Health

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TEAM BEHAVIORS
  • Greet patients and families
  • Review patient needs with providers daily, preferably at the start of each day or session
  • Advocate for the patient/family by locating appropriate staff to address concerns
  • Appropriately directs patients and others to other departments across the medical center
  • Demonstrate an atmosphere/attitude of respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of each person encountered in the clinic setting
  • 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
  • Act promptly and effectively during an emergency situation
  • Maintain/improve own professional competence, knowledge and skills to meet identified self-learning needs and annual review requirements
  • Apply appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing duties
  • Support development of clinic and divisional efficiency and effectiveness through participation in quality assessment and improvement activities
  • Demonstrate support for clinic and divisional policies and procedures
  • Promote and contribute to the development of team in clinic and working relationships between the clinic and other departments/disciplines
  • Participate in orientation of new staff and preceptorship of MA students
  • Other duties as assigned


  • As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
    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.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT:

    Valid CPR/BLS Card.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


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    Posted: 2019-11-13 Expires: 2019-12-13

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