1+ months

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY, DAYS)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY, DAYS)

Req #: 188154
Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE - PEDIATRIC CARE
Posting Date: 03/12/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $20.08 - $26.84 per hour 
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-Montlake Pediatric Care Center has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The Medical Assistant (MA) assists health care professionals in the examination and treatment of pediatric patients by performing duties such as preparation of patient and environment for treatment, conducting basic laboratory and electrocardiogram tests, care of the patient post-treatments, patient education, and clerical reception functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Schedule routine and special procedures
  • Prepare patients for and assist health care professionals with procedures
  • Present portions of the pre- and post-procedure patient education sessions
  • Perform procedures including ear irrigation, dressing changes, and immunization administration
  • Perform basic laboratory examinations, venipuncture, 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips, pregnancy testing, and throat cultures
  • Monitor patient's condition following procedures
  • Observe and document in the medical record the patient's physical and emotional condition and vital signs
  • Recognize and report symptomology of common medical illnesses to physician or nurse
  • Perform front desk reception duties, including appointment scheduling, check-in/out, multi-line phone answering, etc.
  • Prepare medical record for clinic visit and document information to complete patient check-in process
  • Verify presence of medical records and x-rays prior to scheduled appointments, requesting existing records and x-rays as necessary
  • Transport patients and lab specimens
  • Monitor patient flow in clinic to assure efficient clinic operations
  • Complete billing documents verifying the correctness of charges and that diagnoses have been obtained
  • Respond to patient billing questions referring as necessary to appropriate source
  • Order medical and clerical supplies
  • Stock examination rooms
  • Possesses a strong work ethic, flexibility, eagerness to learn, and a team player mentality with the ability to contribute to a positive working relationship among all staff, providers and patients
  • Perform related medical assistant duties as required.

    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 REQUIREMENTS
    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 REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2 years' Medical Assistant experience, preferably in pediatrics
  • 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: 2021-03-30 Expires: 2021-05-29

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