1+ months

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (PEDIATRIC CLINIC)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (PEDIATRIC CLINIC)

Req #: 173390
Department: PEDIATRIC CLINIC
Job Location: Other Location
Posting Date: 11/04/2019 
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 Pediatric Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT.

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
  • Assists health care professionals in the examination and treatment of pediatric patients by performing duties such as preparation of patients and environment for treatment
  • Prepares patients for and provide skilled assistance to providers performing patient care procedures in the clinic
  • Performs direct patient care procedures according to their level of education, certification and clinic protocol
  • Maintains sterile technique during treatments and special procedures as indicated
  • Monitor patient post procedure in line with scope of practice and clinic guidelines
  • Present portions of the pre- and post-procedure patient education sessions
  • Perform basic diagnostics tests to their level of education, certification and clinic protocol
  • Administers vaccinations

    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
  • Acts as a chaperones as required by Provider
  • Manages storage of equipment ensuring safe access and egress for patients in the hallways
  • Acts as an advocate for the children attending the clinic
  • Reports any suspicion of child abuse

    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 patients appointments in collaboration with the wider multidisciplinary team

    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 PSS, office assistants, or other support staff as required by clinic needs
  • Answers telephone calls in a professional manner and directs calls appropriately
  • Schedules follow up appointments
  • Prepares medical record for clinic visit and document information to complete patient check-in process
  • Verifies presence of medical records and x-rays prior to scheduled appointments. Request existing records and x-rays as necessary
  • Transport patients and lab specimens
  • Responds to patient issues and refers issues as appropriate
  • Maintain clinic specific databases
  • Orders supplies

    BILLING PRACTICES
  • Completes billing documents verifying the correctness of charges and that diagnoses have been obtained
  • Responds to patient billing questions referring as necessary to appropriate source
  • Demonstrates understanding of billing practices

    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: 2020-02-02

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