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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 PACU at the Roosevelt Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time Medical Assistant. The Medical Assistant (MA) provides direct and indirect care to patients and their families under the general supervision of the Registered Nurse. Typical duties include assisting patients with activities of daily living, maintaining a safe environment of care, preparing patients for surgery, close observation of confused patients, transportation, maintenance of equipment and supplies, and clerical tasks.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Accurately performs all duties that support patient and family care, as assigned by the RN.
Recognizes and follows established standards in clinical emergencies.
Sets up equipment and assists in preparing patients for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and assists physician or RN with procedures.
Maintains a clean, neat and safe environment on the unit. Assist's with cleaning unit areas.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to observe, document, and report data related to changes in patient status and/or symptoms per unit standards.
Observes and reports the results of interventions to the RN.
Makes observations of clients' safety and comfort needs and responds appropriately.
On admission, collects and records specific data as directed, orients patient to unit.
Demonstrates a patient and family centered approach to patient care at all times by introducing themselves, stating their role, and maintaining patient's privacy.
Responds to patient requests for assistance in a timely and appropriate manner.
Answers patient call lights; determines nature of problem; respond within scope and/or obtain appropriate resources.
Documentation into EPIC and ORCA is complete, accurate, timely and meets the standards identified by the dept.
Demonstrates the ability to be self-directed and make efficient use of time to meet the needs of patient and families as well as unit functions.
Reports observations to the nurse to assist in the planning and development of approaches to meet the needs of patients and families.
Maintains equipment and stocks supplies. Demonstrates knowledge using patient care equipment safely.
Performs safety checks as assigned.
May provide focused equipment support for specialty services, including overseeing inventory of designated equipment, assuring that equipment room is consistently in order and equipment/supplies safely stored; may be responsible for inventory log and review with charge nurse on an ongoing manner.
Assists with development and review of unit specific Orientation Checklists and recommends updates on an as needed basis.
Consults with Charge Nurse/Manager regarding continuing education topics specific to the MA role.
Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for own actions and decisions in the performance of job duties.
Willingly participates in various unit committees and unit in-service programs.
Identifies self -learning needs and collaborates with the manager to schedule education.
Takes accountability for personal growth.
Able to function as member of the health care team by articulating concerns and resolving conflict in a professional manner.
Perform blood glucose checks, 12 lead electrocardiogram, pregnancy testing, assist in sterilization/autoclaving instruments, remove foley catheters and peripheral IVs under supervision of RN
Room patients, assists patient with ADL activities, take vital signs and weight
Patient Transport as needed
Performs other related duties as assigned.
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
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;
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.
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.