1+ months

MEDICAL ASSISTANT - TWO WEST CLINICS (TEMPORARY)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL ASSISTANT - TWO WEST CLINICS (TEMPORARY)

Req #: 199481
Department: HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER - TWO WEST CLINICS
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 06/21/2022 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $21.24 - $30.40 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: This position is temporary, which means there is an annual cap on hours worked, but can be renewed each year. To view the UW definition of temporary, click here.  

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 Harborview 2 West Clinics has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, per-diem MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The Harborview 2 West Clinics include the Madison Clinic, Allergy Clinic, Infectious Disease Clinic, and Hansens Disease Clinic.

The Medical Assistant will 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, and patient education. As a member of the health care team, the Medical Assistant 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.

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
  • 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 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

    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.

    COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

    Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


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    Posted: 2021-12-03 Expires: 2022-07-23

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