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 Ambulatory Float Team has multiple outstanding opportunities for full-time, part-time, and temporary, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANTS. The Ambulatory Float Team provides short and long term coverage for both planned and unplanned absences of the Ambulatory Care Division. This is a great opportunity to learn about our clinics first hand through various rotations!
As part of daily duties, Medical Assistants assist health care professionals in the examination and treatment of ambulatory patients in a variety of clinic settings by performing duties such as preparation of patient and environment for treatment, conducting basic laboratory and electrocardiogram tests, care of the patient post-treatments, patient education, and clerical reception functions.
Prepare patients for and assist health care professionals with procedures
Schedule routine and special procedures such as sigmoidoscopy, joint aspiration, surgical biopsy, amniocentesis, and lumbar puncture
Present portions of the pre- and post-procedure patient education sessions.
Perform procedures including ear irrigation, urethral catheterization, and sterile dressing changes
Perform basic laboratory examinations, venipuncture, and 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips, pregnancy testing, and throat cultures
Monitor patient's condition following procedures
Observe and document in the medical record the patient's physical and emotional condition and vital signs
Recognize and report symptomalogy of common medical illnesses to physician or nurse
Schedule new and return appointments
Use computer system to check patients in and out of clinics
Prepare medical record for clinic visit and document information to complete patient check-in process
Verify presence of medical records and x-rays prior to scheduled appointments
Request existing records and x-rays as necessary
Transport patients and lab specimens
Monitor patient flow in clinic to assure efficient clinic operations
Complete billing documents verifying the correctness of charges and that diagnoses have been obtained
Respond to patient billing questions referring as necessary to appropriate source
Order medical and clerical supplies
Stock examination rooms
Perform front desk reception duties: appointment scheduling/rescheduling, check-in/out, multi-line phone answering, etc.
Perform related medical assistant 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.
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.