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A higher degree of healthcare.
All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.
UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.
The UW Medical Center - Roosevelt - Dermatology Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) performs duties to assist health care professionals in the examination and treatment of patients. In addition, the Medical Assistant communicates with physicians and team members about patient’s clinical condition, including symptoms and results of diagnostic tests. They complete follow-up as directed by the 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.
Ensures exam/procedure rooms are stocked, clean and ready for patients. Maintains and uses supplies and equipment in a cost-effective manner
Prepares the electronic medical record (EMR) for the clinic visit, as per UWMC policies and procedures. Verifies the presence of needed medical records, pathology and photos prior to scheduled appointments
Maintains sterile technique during Mohs and excision surgeries, as indicated
Cleans all equipment, furniture between patients and prepares re- usable tools/supplies for re-sterilization for central processing
PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES
Prepares the patient for surgery/examination by the provider
Observes and documents the patient’s physical and emotional condition and vital signs in the EMR
Recognizes and reports symptoms of common medical illness to the physician or nurse
Performs delegated patient care activities/education in accordance with established standards of practice
Assists during patient examinations and procedures performed by health care professionals
Provides skilled assistance to providers performing patient care procedures such as but not limited to skin excisions, Mohs surgeries and closures
Performs simple dressing changes, suture removal, and assists in sterile dressing changes
Demonstrates the ability to be organized and effectively prioritizes work tasks for the needs of the clinic
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY
Performs direct patient care procedures according to their level of education, certification, and clinic protocol
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
Demonstrate an atmosphere/attitude of respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of each person encountered in the clinic setting
Promotes and protects general safety for patients/families/friends and co-workers through adherence to correct procedures, timely communication of messages and test results, and appropriate consultation
Acts promptly and effectively during an emergency situation
Maintains/improves own professional competence, knowledge and skills to meet identified self-learning needs and annual review requirements
Applies appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing duties
Supports development of clinic and divisional efficiency and effectiveness through participation in quality assessment and improvement activities
Demonstrates support for clinic and divisional policies and procedures
Promotes and contributes to the development of team in clinic and working relationships between the clinic and other departments/disciplines
Participates 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.
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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 undergraduate 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.