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University of Washington MEDICAL ASSISTANT (8SE ONCOLOGY CLINICS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 178008

Department: 8SE ONCOLOGY CLINICS

Posting Date: 06/10/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $3,412 - $4,562 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-classified-staff-20191231.pdf)

This recruitment offers a $4,000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine #UWMRecruitmentIncentive. 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-Montlake 8SE Oncology Clinics has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. This individual will assist all healthcare professionals in the delivery of high quality patient care. The 8SE Oncology Clinic is a fast paced and high volume academic, research, and patient care setting which requires a strong emphasis on accuracy, collaboration, teamwork, and problem solving abilities. Must be available to work any day during work week, Monday through Friday. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares paperwork and medical records for clinic visit

  • Reviews daily schedule to identify visits that may require special preparation (i.e. supplies, equipment, etc.)

  • Accurately obtains and documents patient’s chief complaint, height, weight, pain assessment, fall assessment, review medications, review allergies and vital signs in the medical record

  • Recognizes symptoms of urgent problems or unstable conditions and reports immediately to RN and/or provider

  • Performs procedures and administers tests as ordered by provider. Notifies RN of orders that cannot be implemented by MAs.

  • Records all medications, immunizations, injections, or clinic administered tests performed by the MA on the appropriate form in the medical record

  • Participates in clinic specific procedures related to test follow-up and patient notification

  • Monitors patient flow throughout the clinic to assure efficient clinic operations.

  • Anticipates arrival of scheduled patients and completes intake tasks promptly

  • Monitors room lights, flags or other signals for indications of necessary patient care

  • Implements, processes and/or schedules all orders, processes referrals and registration

  • Understands, performs all visit preparation (e.g. collect outside records, schedule tests to be done prior to visit) from patient's first contact to after visit/surgery follow up

  • Schedules new and return appointments, consultations and procedures including ancillary appointments or procedures

  • Provides patients with appropriate discharge instructions, patient education handouts, and home test kits as ordered

  • Delivers safe and therapeutic care

  • Accurately measures and documents Orthostatic blood pressure

  • Performs oxygen administration

  • 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips

  • Performs application of medical immobilization or patient protective devices

  • Cleans patient care equipment per clinic guidelines

  • Collects lab specimens including urine, sputum, blood, etc.

  • Performs venipuncture, administers skin tests if allowed by clinic protocol, administers immunizations or other injections

  • Maintains a safe and effective clinical environment

  • Orders medical supplies, forms, and clerical supplies as needed

  • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of the patient care areas

  • Stocks examination rooms with supplies and education materials, maintaining established PAR levels

  • Promptly removes outdated supplies and medications. Checks regularly for outdates according to clinic protocol

  • Supports front office duties as required (e.g. referral processing, order/appointment/test scheduling)

  • Performs 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. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Valid BLS/CPR Card

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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