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.
Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
The Eastside Specialty Center Shared Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The 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 General Surgery Urology Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Medicine Urogynecology Allergy Urgent Care Vascular Surgery Dermatology Others
The individual in this position will perform duties to assist our health care professionals in the examination and treatment of patients. 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.
This position 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 procedures including: -Scope cleaning cysto and OTO -Prostate Biopsy -Vaginal Exams -Pessary Insertion -EKG -24 Hour cardiac monitoring set up and data downloads -Staple and Suture Removal -Cast Removal -Splinting -Breath Test Kits -EMG -Urine collection -Cystoscopy -Otoscopy -Hemorrhoid Banding -Botox Injections and Joint Injections -Vaccinations -TB Tests -Terminal Room Cleaning -Vasectomy
Schedule routine and special 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 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
Schedule new and return appointments
Complete billing documents verifying the correctness of charges and that diagnoses have been obtained
Transport patients and lab specimens
Inventory, order, and stock medical and clerical supplies for clinic rooms and procedure 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/group
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
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.
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.
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