MEDICAL ASSISTANT (PRE-ANESTHESIA CLINIC/MEDICINE CONSULT)

    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $15.08 - $19.15

    Job Description

    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 Pre-Anesthesia Clinic/Medicine Consult has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) will assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care; ordering and stocking of supplies, assisting with the organization of the operating schedule which includes calls to patients to give them arrival times. The MA role may include coordinating the clerical activities and supporting the front desk activities for patient care in the clinic as well as participates in clinic and selected divisional activities to promote effective problem solving and communication.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    CLINIC FLOW ACTIVITIES
  • Ensure exam rooms are stocked, clean and ready for patients
  • Maintain and use supplies and equipment in a cost-effective manner
  • Prepare patients chart for clinic visit. Verify presence of medical records and diagnostic testing (lab work and images) prior to scheduled appointments, as well as requesting records as necessary
  • Follow up on provider ordered diagnostic studies by ensuring they are completed by patient, getting the records when needed, and notifying provider of results
  • Coordinate communication flow in the clinic including answering and directing telephone inquiries to the appropriate individual
  • Provide basic telephone screening per clinic protocols and direct the call to the correct person
  • 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, referral information
  • Take initiative to maintain patient flow for assigned providers/team.
  • Schedule appointments for patients in Epic
  • Ability to use Epic (experience with Epic preferred), ORCA, andFilemaker

    PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES
  • Experience with medical and/or surgical patients preferred, but on the job training can be provided
  • Identify patients in waiting area and room them
  • Take vitals and document in Epic
  • Perform EKG's as requested
  • Perform delegated patient care activities/education in accordance with established standards of practice
  • Assist during patient examinations performed by health care professionals

    CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TEAM BEHAVIORS
  • Greet patients and families
  • Review patient needs with providers daily, preferably at the start of each day or session
  • Advocate for the patient/family by locating appropriate staff to address concerns
  • Appropriately directs patients and others to other departments across the medical center
  • Demonstrate an atmosphere/attitude of respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of each person encountered in the clinic setting
  • Promote and protect general safety for patients/families/friends and co-workers through adherence to correct procedures, timely communication of messages and test results, and appropriate consultation
  • Act promptly and effectively during an emergency situation
  • Maintain/improve own professional competence, knowledge and skills to meet identified self-learning needs and annual review requirements
  • Apply appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing duties
  • Support development of clinic and divisional efficiency and effectiveness through participation in quality assessment and improvement activities
  • Demonstrate support for clinic and divisional policies and procedures
  • Promote and contribute to the development of team in clinic and working relationships between the clinic and other departments/disciplines
  • Participate in orientation of new staff and preceptorship of MA students
  • Other duties as assigned

    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.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

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    Posting ID: 556638431Posted: 2020-05-21