Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "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 University of Washington 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 Regional Heart Center (RHC) serves a wide variety of Cardiac providers and the patients. The clinic is fast paced and the Medical Assistants in the RHC are integral to the overall functioning of the clinic. University of Washington Medical Center's Regional Heart Center has an outstanding opportunity for a hourly (per diem) Medical Assistant in the Cardiology Clinic. Medical assistants in RHC monitor and manage the flow of patients through the various provider sessions with which they work. Medical assistants communicate with providers and team members about patient's clinical condition, including results of diagnostic tests and symptomatology, assures prompt and appropriate care provision. MAs provide basic patient education and document both their teaching and care per clinic protocol. In addition, MAs perform clerical and reception duties to provide support to other staff. As a member of the health care team, the Medical Assistant helps to create a culture of professional excellence and an environment that respects cultural, economic, ethnic and lifestyle differences of patients and staff. Supervision for tasks performed under a Medical Assistant's Health Care Assistant Certification is the responsibility of the clinic medical director or designee. Physicians and nurse practitioners provide immediate supervision of services performed by Medical Assistants under the provider's orders for specific patients. General supervision is provided by the clinic manager. Must be flexible in scheduling and have a documented work history reflecting excellent attendance. The MA will assist the care team made up of multiple care staff to improve the delivery of patient care. Within the RHC the MA will educate and communicate with the patient in preparation for any diagnostic testing and or treatment such as those offered within the clinic: These include Echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram services. In addition, patients will need post testing / visit education which can include clerical functions. The Medical Assistant will be working with his/her care team to provide effective, efficient and quality care. The MA will work closely with MD's, RN's, and other RHC staff to be successfully in the delivery of services. Also the MA will perform the following duties:
Monitor and transport patient's condition following Interventional procedures;
Recognize emergent/urgent problems;
Observe and document in the various patient tracking and supply billing systems; recognize and report symptomalogy of common medical illnesses to physician or nurse;
Assist with patient transports to and from floors and surgical specialties areas, perform minor procedures including sterile dressing changes, ECHO /
Patient exam room turn-around, sterile tray set up;
Perform laboratory specimen transport
Recognize and report abnormal patient events and situations, report to ECHO / ECG staff;
Be resent for portions of the pre- and post-patient visit education sessions;
Prepare and assist during patient examinations;
Monitor patient flow in clinic to assure efficient RHC clinic operations;
Schedule new and return appointment in Cardiology / ECHO Tracking systems; Use computer and various software systems to check patients in and out of clinics;
Prepare medical record for clinic visit and document information to complete patient check-in process (or note patient cancellation/failure);
Verify presence of medical records and patent bracelets, for example: name bands and allergy bands. Request existing records as necessary; Scanning of outside digital imaging and records into UWMC EMR; Transport patients and lab specimens;
Order medical and clerical supplies; stock examination rooms; Assist in stocking procedural suites; Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of all Cardiology / ECHO / ECG and related clinical & diagnostic equipment; Position may require overtime. On-call as required.
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.