MEDICAL ASSISTANT (SPORTS MEDICINE)

University of Washington - Seattle, WA

Full-time
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, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (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 Sports Medicine Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, MEDICAL ASSISTANT.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinic Flow
Monitors and manages the flow of patients in the clinic throughout the day
Demonstrates the ability to be organized and effectively prioritizes work tasks for the needs of the clinic

Patient Care Procedures
Performs direct patient care procedures according to their level of education, certification, and clinic protocol
Provides skilled assistance to providers performing patient care procedures in the clinic
Maintains sterile technique during treatments and special procedures as indicated

Patient Specific Care
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

Patient Care – Safety
Maintains infection control standards including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective attire
Responds appropriately to patients in physical distress or emergency situations

Coordination of Care
Assists providers and clinic RNs in the maintenance of clinic processes to ensure timely follow-up on reported test results
Assists with coordination of care including clarifying patient follow-up and scheduling patient appointments

Documentation
Accurately and thoroughly documents provision of patient care in a timely manner
Maintains, completes and submits required clinic reports and audits in a timely manner

General Clinic Duties
Performs duties of PSR, office assistants or other support staff as required by clinic needs
Answers telephone calls in a professional manner and directs calls appropriately
Responds to patient issues and refers issues as appropriate

Billing Practices
Demonstrates understanding of billing practices
Performs other related 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT:
Valid BLS/CPR Card

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.
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 an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.