27 days old


Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 188951
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 04/07/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,480 - $4,653 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations 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 HMC 4WC EPILEPSY CLINIC has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) will assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care; technical 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. The MA also participates in clinic and selected divisional activities to promote effective problem solving and communication.

  Ensure exam rooms are stocked, clean and ready for patients
  Maintain and use supplies and equipment in a cost-effective manner
  Prepare medical record for clinic visit. Verify presence of medical records and diagnostic testing (lab work and images) prior to scheduled appointments, requesting existing records and x-rays as necessary
  Assist provider by facilitating use of technology including EMR (electronic medical records) and PACS (electronic imaging)
  Coordinate communication flow in the clinic including answering and directing telephone inquiries to the appropriate individual
  Provide basic telephone screening per clinic protocols and recognize emergent/urgent problems and direct to the nurse or physician
  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, including obtaining consents for care and referral information
  Take initiative to maintain patient flow for assigned providers/team
  Transport patients and lab specimens
  Complete billing documents as appropriate
  Schedule appointments for patients
  Prepare patient for examination by the provider. Observe and document the patients 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
  Perform procedures including ear irrigation, urethral catheterization, and sterile dressing changes
  May withdraw venous blood and capillary blood when certified as a Healthcare Assistant and completion of a competency skills check
  May give injectable medications that have been registered with the WA State Department of Health when certified as a Healthcare Assistant and successfully completed the ACS study module and competency skills check
  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

  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; O Requivalent 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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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.


Posted: 2021-04-09 Expires: 2021-05-09

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