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MEDICAL ASSISTANT (MATERNAL INFANT CARE CLINIC)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (MATERNAL INFANT CARE CLINIC)

Req #: 172689
Department: MATERNAL INFANT CARE CLINIC
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 09/27/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: 50% of $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 Maternal and Infant Care Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50%) MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The medical assistant (MA) will support high-risk obstetric providers in providing high-level patient care. The clinic has an interdisciplinary care team consisting of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Attendings, nurses, medical assistants, nutritionists, social workers, ultrasonographers, genetic counselors, PCCs, and PSSs. The Maternal Infant Care Clinic is fast paced and the medical assistant is integral to the overall functioning of the clinic. MAs monitor and manage the flow of patients through the various provider sessions with which they work and beforehand prepare the chart and gather the needed supplies for the visit.  When rooming patients, they prepare them for possible treatments, verify with them their reason for visit, and update medications.  The MAs are the first contact with the patient, establishing trust with them by offering interventions to make them feel more comfortable. They conduct basic diagnostic tests (such as peak flow, oxygen saturation, glucose monitoring) and assist providers in various procedures (such as pap, IUD placement, Implanon placement, CVS, amniocentesis and ultrasound). They collect lab specimens and assure delivery of them to the lab. They are also involved in high-level disinfectant procedures of US probes and equipment. They communicate with providers and team members about the patients' clinical condition, including results of diagnostic tests and symptomatology, assures prompt and appropriate care provision. They provide basic patient education and document both their teaching and care per clinic protocol. In addition, MAs perform clerical and reception duties, including stocking, ordering, scheduling patients and performing administrative duties as required by clinic needs.

This position works with our highest risk physician and specialty clinics.  If you like the challenge of fast-paced work, constant learning about pregnancy/medical conditions, and being held to the highest standards of patient care, we want to meet you!

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 MAC-Interim with plans to achieve this designation during the 6 month probationary period. Failure to achieve and/or maintain this designation will result in termination of employment.

Desired:             
  • Must be flexible in scheduling and have a documented work history reflecting excellent attendance
  • Demonstrated computer experience on PC or PC-compatible, using a variety of software, especially MS Word
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team
  • Experience or basic knowledge of working with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of EPIC
  • Prefer one year experience providing direct patient care in a clinic setting, but not required

    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: 2020-02-16

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