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1st Shift (Days)
This position is expected to be scheduled 40 hours per week.
Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "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 University of Washington 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.
University of Washington Medical Center's Alvord Brain Tumor Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary MEDICAL ASSISTANT.
Job Summary Medical Assistants at the Alvord Brain Tumor Center perform duties to assist health care professionals in the examination and treatment of patients, including: preparing the patient and the environment for treatment; anticipating the communication needs of patients and family; conducting basic diagnostic tests; providing patient care coordination, patient education and clerical / reception functions. Medical Assistants also communicate with physicians and team members about patient's clinical condition, including symptoms and results of diagnostic tests. Completes 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. Physicians, health care specialists, and RNs provide immediate supervision of services performed by Medical Assistants under provider's orders for specific patients.
Job Duties & Performance Standards
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.
Assists in performing direct patient care procedures (including but not limited to lumbar puncture, ommaya access, and intrathecal chemo admin) according to their level of education, certification, and clinic protocol.
Maintains sterile technique during treatments and special procedures as indicated.
Patient Specific Care
Provides accurate, appropriate, and culturally sensitive education to clinic patients.
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.
Patient Care Safety
Maintains infection control standards including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective attire.
Responds appropriately to patients in physical distress or emergency situations.
Coordination of Care
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.
Assist in abstracting patient records prior to appointments.
General Clinic Duties
Performs duties of PSS, 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 basic understanding of billing practices.
Participates actively in orientation of new staff and preceptorship of MA students.
Performs other related duties as required.
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;
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.
Direct patient care in ambulatory care, preferred.
Effective organizational and interpersonal skills.
Stable work history, including excellent attendance.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
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 undergra...duate 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.