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. University of Washington Medical Center's Dermatology Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time (40 hours/week) MEDICAL ASSISTANT.Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) performs duties to assist health care professionals in the examination and treatment of patients, including:Prepares the patient and the environment for surgery/procedures Meets the communication needs of patients and family Prepares and maintains a sterile field during procedures Assists the provider during excisions and biopsies Provides patient education and follow- up Performs clerical /reception functions, as needed 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. General supervision is provided by the manager or designee. Physicians, health care specialists, and RNs provide immediate supervision of services performed by Medical Assistants under the provider's orders for specific patients. CLINIC FLOW 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. Perform 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.
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.