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 Ambulatory Float Team has outstanding opportunities for MULTIPLE Full-Time Permanent and Hourly (per diem) 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!
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 including:
Schedule routine and special procedures such as sigmoidoscopy, joint aspiration, surgical biopsy, amniocentesis, and lumbar puncture.
Prepare patients for and assist health care professionals with the procedures.
Present portions of the pre- and post-procedure patient education sessions.
Perform procedures including ear irrigation, urethral catheterization, 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.
Answer incoming calls and serve as clinic receptionist when assigned.
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.
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.