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 UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s 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 Eastside Specialty Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. UW Medical Center's Eastside Specialty Center provides residents of Bellevue and neighboring communities excellent outpatient treatment, including minor procedures, from some of the region’s finest physicians.
The Center provides care in the following practices: Cardiology Gastroenterology Orthopaedics
The individual in this position will perform duties to assist our 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, providing patient education, and clerical/reception functions. Additionally, they will communicate with physicians and team members about patient’s clinical condition, including symptoms and results of diagnostic tests, as well as complete follow-up as directed by provider.
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.
May work with totally different specialty providers on different days, for example, Cardiology one day, General Surgery another day, Orthopaedics another day. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Prepare patients for and assist health care professionals with the procedures
Schedule routine and special procedures such as CT, MRI, chemotherapy and lumbar puncture
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 dressing changes and suture removal
Perform basic laboratory examinations, venipuncture, and 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips
Present portions of the pre- and post-procedure patient education sessions
Monitor patient flow in clinic to assure efficient clinic operations
Schedule new and return appointment
Must be able to perform phlebotomy when needed. Our MAs cover the lab, as well as perform ECGs
Must use EpicCare for documentation
Use computer system to check patients in and out of clinics
Complete billing documents verifying the correctness of charges and that diagnoses have been obtained
Transport patients and lab specimens
Order medical and clerical supplies and stock examination rooms
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
Act promptly and effectively during an emergency situation
Maintain/improve own professional competence, knowledge and skills to meet identified self-learning needs and annual review requirements
Apply appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing duties
Support development of clinic and divisional efficiency and effectiveness through participation in quality assessment and improvement activities
Demonstrate support for clinic and divisional policies and procedures
Promote and contribute to the development of team in clinic and working relationships between the clinic and other departments/disciplines
Perform 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.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.