Medical Assistant- Cardiology- Seattle, WA

Employer: University of Washington

Job Description:
This recruitment offers a $4,000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

A higher degree of healthcare.
All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.

Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

The Heart Institute at UW Medical Center - Montlake has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, 40 hrs/weekly, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANT. The Cardiology Clinic at the UW Heart Institute serves a wide variety of cardiac providers and the patients. The clinic is fast paced and the Medical Assistants (MAs) are integral to the overall functioning of the clinic. 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.

The MA will assist the care team made up of multiple care staff to improve the delivery of patient care. 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 and electrocardiogram services. In addition, patients will need post testing/visit education which can include clerical functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES
- Transport patients and monitor 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
- Patient exam room turn-around, sterile tray set up
- Transport laboratory specimens
- Recognize and report abnormal patient events and situations to ECHO/ECG staff
- Be present 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 clinic operations
- Schedule new and return appointment in tracking systems
- Prepare medical record for clinic visit and document information to complete patient check-in process
- Verify presence of medical records and patient bracelets, requesting existing records as necessary
- Order medical and clerical supplies and stock examination rooms
- Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of all Cardiology/ECHO/ECG and related clinical and diagnostic equipment
- Perform related and requested duties as required

REQUIREMENTS
Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or other recognized regional or national accreditation board;
OR
equivalent education/experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT
Must be Washington State Medical Assistant-Certified or achieve this designation during the probationary period. Failure to achieve and/or maintain this designation will result in termination of employment.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or other recognized regional or national accreditation board;
OR
equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement:
Must be Washington State Medical Assistant-Certified or achieve this designation during the probationary period. Failure to achieve and/or maintain this designation will result in termination of employment.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=192290&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1
Base Pay: $3,682 - $5,269/ MO

Posted on March 02, 2022

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