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1st Shift (Days)
Shift Detail: Hours will vary from 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM with occasional Saturdays.
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 Sports Medicine Clinic located at the Husky Stadium has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. UW Medicine's Sports Medicine Center healthcare professionals have years of experience working side-by-side in a collaborative team-based environment to provide care for youth, collegiate and professional athletes as well as weekend warriors. Members of our staff are the team physicians for the UW Huskies, Seattle Seahawks, various Seattle Public High Schools, the Seattle Marathon, and the Rock N Roll Seattle Marathon.
Medical Assistants 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, patient education and clerical/reception functions. Communicates 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. General supervision is provided by the manager or designee. 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.
PATIENT CARE PROCEDURES
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 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.
GENERAL CLINIC DUTIES
Performs duties of PSR, 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 understanding of billing practices.
Performs other related duties as required.
Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
Basic computer knowledge.
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.
EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM Classified Medical Assistant positions are eligible for participation in the Employee Referral Program. If you were referred to these positions from a current UW employee, be sure to give them credit. In order for employees to be eligible for the ERP incentive, you must include their name in the assessment you will be asked to take following your application for this position.
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.