MEDICAL ASSISTANT - NEUROSURGERY CLINIC (FULL-TIME, DAYS)

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on July 5, 2020
Req #: 176789
Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE - NEUROSURGERY CLINIC
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 06/24/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,480 - $4,653 per month 
Union Position: Yes
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.  

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 Neurosurgery Cinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The Medical Assistant (MA) performs patient care duties required to assist health care professionals in the assessment and treatment of outpatients with cognitive difficulties. Major duties include obtaining vital signs and a current medication list, preparing treatment environment, performing clerical functions and scheduling appointments. The MA also acts as a liaison between the clinic and the outside community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage the flow of patients in Clinic throughout the day
  • Compassionately use methods of communication appropriate for patients with neurosurgical disorders or conditions and cognitively impaired patients and their families
  • Obtain vital signs, including weight, blood pressure, pulse, pulse regularity and respiratory rate. Obtain orthostatic vital signs if indicated
  • Document pain assessment, fall history and current review of systems
  • Assist patients in completing clinic documents, including current medications, allergies, registration packets, general medical history and other standardized assessment tools
  • Maintain infection control standards, including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective equipment. Maintain infection control standards for exam rooms
  • Respond appropriately to patients in physical distress or emergency situations
  • In accord with level of education and certification, provide patient education regarding clinic processes, medication management and other aspects of care
  • Utilize critical thinking in the assessment of all patients, and communicate to clinician any abnormal vital signs, changes in condition, behavioral concerns or other notable observations
  • Assist with coordination of care, including providing clear and detailed information regarding scheduling of appointments and ancillary tests
  • Maintain designated levels of supplies in specified areas and assist in the general maintenance of the patient care areas
  • Collect, process and reconcile fee sheets and FOB worksheets daily to submit to charge capture
  • Schedule laboratory and radiological tests within UWMC
  • Assist with referrals to other health care providers, including physicians, and other specialty care providers
  • Accurately and thoroughly document provision of patient care in electronic health record
  • Support staff as required by clinic needs
  • Answer telephone calls in a professional manner, direct calls appropriately, and document actions in accord with clinic processes
  • May provide assistance with clinical screening of referrals to this sub-specialty clinic including obtaining outside records
  • May assist with completion of monthly and quarterly infection control, hand hygiene and environment of care audits

    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
  • 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.

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    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.