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MEDICAL ASSISTANT - SURGICAL SPECIALTIES (FULL TIME, DAYS)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL ASSISTANT - SURGICAL SPECIALTIES (FULL TIME, DAYS)

Req #: 187503
Department: SURGICAL SPECIALTIES CENTER
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 02/24/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,480 - $4,653 per month  
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

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-Montlake Surgial Specialties Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Medical Assistants perform duties to assist 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, patient education and clerical/reception functions. The Medical Assistant also communicates with physicians and team members about patients clinical condition, including symptoms and results of diagnostic tests.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maintains infection control standards including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective attire
  • Responds appropriately to patients in physical distress or emergency situations
  • 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
  • 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
  • Performs duties of PSR, office assistants or 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
  • Demonstrates understanding of billing practices
  • Performs other related duties as required

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    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

  • 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: 2021-02-25 Expires: 2021-04-25

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