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MEDICAL ASSISTANT - STROKE CLINIC (FIXED DURATION, FULL-TIME, DAYS)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL ASSISTANT - STROKE CLINIC (FIXED DURATION, FULL-TIME, DAYS)

Req #: 182874
Department: HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER - STROKE CLINIC
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 09/24/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,480 - $4,653 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

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.

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.

Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

The Stroke Clinic at Harborview has an outstanding opportunity for a fixed duration, 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensure exam rooms are stocked, clean and ready for patients
  • Prepare medical record for clinic visit; verify presence of medical records and diagnostic testing prior to scheduled appointments
  • 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
  • Transport patients and lab specimens
  • Complete billing documents as appropriate
  • Schedule appointments for patients
  • 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
  • Assist during patient examinations and procedures performed by health care professionals
  • Perform procedures including ear irrigation, urethral catheterization, and sterile dressing changes
  • May withdraw venous blood and capillary blood
  • 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
  • Greet patients and families
  • 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
  • Act promptly and effectively during an emergency situation.
  • Support development of clinic and divisional efficiency and effectiveness through participation in quality assessment and improvement activities
  • Participate in orientation of new staff and preceptorship of MA students
  • Perform 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: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-10-29

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