1+ months

MEDICAL ASSISTANT - DIGESTIVE HEALTH CENTER (FULL-TIME, DAYS)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL ASSISTANT - DIGESTIVE HEALTH CENTER (FULL-TIME, DAYS)

Req #: 187257
Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE - DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 03/23/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,480 - $4,653 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

A higher degree of healthcare.

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.

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 Reports 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.

Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

The Digestive Health Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, 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; 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Ensure procedure/clinic rooms are stocked, clean, and ready for patients
  • 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, including obtaining consents for care and referral information
  • Take initiative to maintain patient flow for assigned providers/team
  • Transport patients and lab specimens
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Review patient needs with providers daily, preferably at the start of each day or session
  • 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
  • Support development of clinic and divisional efficiency and effectiveness through participation in quality assessment and improvement activities
  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

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

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


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    Posted: 2021-02-18 Expires: 2021-04-24

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