1+ months

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (OTO HEAD AND NECK SURGERY)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (OTO HEAD AND NECK SURGERY)

Req #: 172129
Department: OTO HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 01/13/2020 
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 Oto Neck and Head Surgery department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Medical Assistants (MAs) perform duties to assist health care professionals in the examination and treatment of patients. As a member of the health care team, the MA 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. General supervision is provided by the manager or designee. Physicians, health care specialists, and RNs provide immediate supervision of services performed by MAs under providers orders for specific patients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
CLINIC FLOW
  • Monitors and manages the flow of patients in the clinic throughout the day
  • Demonstrates the ability to be organized and effectively prioritizes work tasks for the needs of the clinic

    PATIENT CARE PROCEDURES
  • Performs direct patient care procedures according to their level of education, certification, and clinic protocol
  • Provides skilled assistance to providers performing patient care procedures in the clinic
  • Maintains sterile technique during treatments and special procedures as indicated

    PATIENT SPECIFIC CARE
  • Provides accurate, appropriate, and culturally sensitive education to clinic patients
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patients age

    PATIENT CARE - SAFETY
  • Maintains infection control standards including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective attire
  • Responds appropriately to patients in physical distress or emergency situations

    COORDINATION OF CARE
  • Assists providers and clinic RNs in the maintenance of clinic processes to ensure timely follow-up on reported test results
  • Assists with coordination of care including clarifying patient follow-up and scheduling patient appointments

    DOCUMENTATION
  • Accurately and thoroughly documents provision of patient care in a timely manner
  • Maintains, completes, and submits required clinic reports and audits in a timely manner

    GENERAL CLINIC DUTIES
  • Performs duties of other support staff as required by clinic needs
  • Answers telephone calls in a professional manner and directs calls appropriately
  • Responds to patient issues and refers issues as appropriate

    BILLING PRACTICES
  • Demonstrates understanding of billing practices
  • Performs other related duties as required

    JOB-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
  • Clean scopes as directed to ensure availability for procedures
  • Ensure exam rooms are properly stocked with equipment and supplies
  • Accurately document in the electronic medical record

    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 BLS/CPR Card

    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: 2020-02-12

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