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 UWMC Department of Ambulatory Care Division in collaboration with Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and Rheumatology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, MEDICAL ASSISTANT. This individual will assist the Bone & Joint Surgery Center and Rheumatology Clinic's healthcare professionals in the delivery of high quality patient care. The Bone & Joint Surgery Center and Rheumatology Clinic is a fast paced and high volume academic, research and patient care setting which requires a strong emphasis on accuracy, collaboration, teamwork, and problem solving abilities. The clinic is located on the 2nd floor at 4245 Roosevelt Way NE and operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm. MONITOR PATIENT FLOW: Prepares patient's electronic medical records for clinic visit according to clinic protocol. Reviews daily schedule to identify visits that may require special preparation, i.e. supplies, equipment, etc. Before each session, prints copies of individual provider schedules and delivers to providers according to clinic protocol. Completes and posts exam room and MA / provider assignments at the beginning of each clinic session. Opens and prepares exam rooms for patient care assuring that the rooms are clean and organized between patients. Patient Care Accurately obtains and documents patient's chief complaint, height, weight, pain assessment and vital signs, etc. in the electronic medical record per clinic protocol. Properly identifies patients prior to procedures, injections, or collection of specimens. Obtains information, presents questionnaires, etc., as required per clinic protocols. Implements clinic guidelines as appropriate for patient condition. Recognizes symptoms of urgent problems or unstable conditions and reports immediately to RN and / or provider. Alerts providers to arrival of scheduled patients as required by clinic guidelines. Performs procedures, administers tests, etc. as ordered by provider. Notifies RN of orders that cannot be implemented by MAs. Informs provider of results of clinic-administered tests. Records all medications, immunizations, injections, or clinic administered tests performed by the MA on the appropriate form in the patient's electronic medical record. Participates in clinic specific procedures related to test follow-up and patient notification. Accurately documents patient care in the electronic medical record according to clinic guidelines. Monitors patient flow throughout the clinic to assure efficient clinic operations. Anticipates arrival of scheduled patients and completes intake tasks promptly. Monitors room lights, flags or other signals for indications of necessary patient care. Assists other MAs as needed. Patient Discharge Notifies RN staff and / or clinic manager of patients requiring emergency procedures or transfers. Schedules new and return appointments, consultations and procedures including ancillary appointments or procedures. Provides patients with appropriate discharge instructions, patient education handouts, and home test kits as ordered. Documents accordingly. Follows other clinic specific discharge procedures. Checks completeness of requisitions and verifies to ensure accuracy.DELIVERS SAFE AND THERAPEUTIC CARE: Accurately measures and documents Orthostatic blood pressure. Oxygen administration. 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips. Application of medical immobilization or patient protective devices. Cleaning of patient care equipment per clinic guidelines. Collection of lab specimens including urine, sputum, blood, etc. Assisting providers with medication prescription requests including phoning or faxing prescriptions. Performs venipunctures, administers skin tests if allowed by clinic protocol, administers immunizations or other injections if allowed by clinic protocol.MAINTAINS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT: Orders medical supplies, forms and clerical supplies as needed (includes stock and non-stock). Maintains appearance and cleanliness of the patient care areas. Stocks examination rooms with supplies and education materials, maintaining established PAR levels as specified by clinic protocol. Promptly removes outdated supplies and medications. Checks regularly for outdates according to clinic protocol. Requests housekeeping and maintenance services as needed.JOB-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Orients new health care providers and staff to the physical setting, equipment and general policies and procedures within the clinic. Responds to fire and other disasters according to established protocol. Performs quality assurance activities in the clinic as delegated. Demonstrates proficiency in use of scheduling and electronic medical record systems. Maintain knowledge of Hospital and Ambulatory care department and clinic policies and procedures. Participate in staff meetings in person and/or actively seek to keep informed of information/idea sharing. Maintain infection control standards including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective attire. Responsible to maintain TB/flu vaccine/respiratory mask fit. Maintains, completes and submits required Sports Medicine Center reports and audits in a timely manner. Complete annual competencies. Participate in development of new policies involving MA practice and clinic processes. Perform related duties as required.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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.