As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW 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. Harborview Medical Center's Pediatric Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL ASSISTANT to assist the medical and nursing staff with care testing, injections, vital signs, procedure setup and support. Assist with technical procedures such as EKG, Retinal Eye Exams, O2 Sats, Wound Care, and Nebulizers. Transportation of patients, ordering and maintaining supplies and specimens; ordering and stocking of supplies; and maintenance of special equipment, including sterile equipment and set-ups for small clinical procedures such as biopsies and sutures. The MA role may include coordinating the clerical activities and supporting the front desk activities for patient care in the clinics and between clinic visits. Work includes occasional assistance with patient recall and/or QI/QA efforts in Pediatric Clinics, and a role in the closing procedures for both clinics, including setup for the next day's procedures. Primary Job Responsibilities: *Ensure exam rooms are stocked, clean and ready for patients.*Greet patients and families and review patient needs with providersdaily.*Advocate for the patient/family by locating appropriate staff to address concerns.*Prepare medical record for clinic visit. Verify presence of medical records and diagnostic testing (lab work and images) prior to scheduled appointments, requesting existing records and x-rays as necessary. *Assist provider by facilitating use of technology including EMR (electronic medical records) and PACS (electronic imaging).*Coordinate communication flow in the clinics including answering and directing telephone inquiries to the appropriate individual.*Coordinate clerical patient care activities and/or specialized technical duties unique to the assigned clinic to ensure accurate and expedited patient check-in and discharge, including obtaining consents for care and referral information.*Take initiative to maintain patient flow for assigned providers/team.*Transport patients and lab specimens.*Complete billing documents as appropriate.*Schedule appointments for patients.*Assist in closing procedures of clinics and preparation for next day. *Prepare patient for examination by the provider. Observe and document the patient's physical and emotional condition and vital signs in the medical record, recognize and report symptoms of common medical illnesses to physician or nurse. *May withdraw venous blood and capillary blood or give injectable medications. 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.