1+ months

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (EASTSIDE SPECIALTY CENTER, BELLEVUE)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (EASTSIDE SPECIALTY CENTER, BELLEVUE)

Req #: 174326
Department: EASTSIDE SPECIALTY CENTER
Job Location: Other Location
Posting Date: 01/08/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,412 - $4,562 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "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 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 UWMC Eastside Specialty Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. UW Medical Center's Eastside Specialty Center provides residents of Bellevue and neighboring communities excellent outpatient treatment, including minor procedures, from some of the regions finest physicians.

The Center provides care in the following practices:
Cardiology
Gastroenterology
Orthopaedics

The individual in this position will perform duties to assist our health care professionals in the examination and treatment of patients, including preparing the patient and the environment for treatment; meeting the communication needs of patients and family; conducting basic diagnostic tests; providing patient care coordination, providing patient education, and clerical/reception functions. Additionally, they will communicate with physicians and team members about patients clinical condition, including symptoms and results of diagnostic tests, as well as complete follow-up as directed by provider.

As a member of the health care team, the Medical Assistant helps to create a culture of professional excellence and helps to maintain an environment that respects cultural, economic, ethnic and lifestyle differences of patients and staff.

May work with totally different specialty providers on different days, for example, Cardiology one day, General Surgery another day, Orthopaedics another day. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Prepare patients for and assist health care professionals with the procedures
  • Schedule routine and special procedures such as CT, MRI, chemotherapy and lumbar puncture
  • Observe and document in the medical record the patient's physical and emotional condition and vital signs; recognize and report symptomology of common medical illnesses to physician or nurse
  • Perform dressing changes and suture removal
  • Perform basic laboratory examinations, venipuncture, and 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips
  • Present portions of the pre- and post-procedure patient education sessions
  • Monitor patient flow in clinic to assure efficient clinic operations
  • Schedule new and return appointment
  • Must be able to perform phlebotomy when needed. Our MAs cover the lab, as well as perform ECGs
  • Must use EpicCare for documentation
  • Use computer system to check patients in and out of clinics
  • Complete billing documents verifying the correctness of charges and that diagnoses have been obtained
  • Transport patients and lab specimens
  • Order medical and clerical supplies and stock examination rooms
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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;
    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.

    This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
  • 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: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-07

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