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Medical Assistant – HEADACHE CLINIC (TEMPORARY, DAYS)

Posted on February 18, 2022
SEIU 925
University of Washington
Part-time
21.24
 - $ 
30.4
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

This individual will assist healthcare professionals in the delivery of high quality patient care.  This is a fast paced and high volume academic, research and patient care setting which requires a strong emphasis on accuracy, collaboration, teamwork, and problem solving abilities. Must possess availability to work any day during work week Monday through Friday.

MONITOR FLOW IN THE CLINIC

  • Prepares paperwork and medical records for clinic visit according to clinic protocol.
  • Reviews daily schedule to identify visits that may require special preparation, i.e. supplies, equipment, etc.
  • Before each session, prints copies of individual provider schedules and delivers to providers according to clinic protocol.
  • Completes and posts exam room and MA / provider assignments at the beginning of each clinic session.
  • Opens and prepares exam rooms for patient care assuring that the rooms are clean and organized between patients.PATIENT CARE
  • Accurately obtains and documents patient’s chief complaint, height, weight, pain assessment, fall assessment, review medications, review allergies and vital signs, etc. in the
    medical record per clinic protocol.
  • Properly identifies patients prior to procedures, injections, or collection of specimens.
  • Obtains information, presents questionnaires, etc., as required per clinic protocols.
  • Implements clinic guidelines as appropriate for patient condition.
  • Recognizes symptoms of urgent problems or unstable conditions and reports immediately to RN and / or provider.
  • Alerts providers to arrival of scheduled patients as required by clinic guidelines.
  • Performs procedures, administers tests, etc. as ordered by provider.   Notifies RN of orders that cannot be implemented by MAs.
  • Informs provider of results of clinic-administered tests.
  • Records all medications, immunizations, injections, or clinic administered tests performed by the MA on the appropriate form in the medical record.
  • Participates in clinic specific procedures related to test follow-up and patient notification.
  • Accurately documents patient care in the medical record (paper or electronic) according to clinic guidelines.MONITOR PATIENT FLOW
  • Monitors patient flow throughout the clinic to assure efficient clinic operations.
  • Anticipates arrival of scheduled patients and completes intake tasks promptly.
  • Monitors room lights, flags or other signals for indications of necessary patient care.
  • Assists other MAs as needed.PATIENT DISCHARGE
  • Notifies RN staff and / or clinic manager of patients requiring emergency procedures or transfers.
  • Schedules new and return appointments, consultations and procedures including ancillary appointments or procedures.
  • Provides patients with appropriate discharge instructions, patient education handouts, and home test kits as ordered.
  • Documents accordingly.
  • Follows other clinic specific discharge procedures.
  • Checks completeness of requisitions and verifies to ensure accuracy.DELIVERS SAFE AND THERAPEUTIC CARE
  • Accurately measures and documents Orthostatic blood pressure.
  • Oxygen administration.
  • 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips.
  • Application of medical immobilization or patient protective devices.
  • Cleaning of patient care equipment per clinic guidelines.
  • Collection of lab specimens including urine, sputum, blood, etc.
  • Assisting providers with medication prescription requests including phoning or faxing prescriptions.
  • Performs venipuncture, administers skin tests if allowed by clinic protocol.MAINTAINS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT
  • Orders medical supplies, forms and clerical supplies as needed (includes stock and non-stock).
  • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of the patient care areas.
  • Stocks examination rooms with supplies and education materials, maintaining established PAR levels as specified by clinic protocol.
  • Promptly removes outdated supplies and medications. Checks regularly for outdates according to clinic protocol.
  • Requests housekeeping and maintenance services as needed.JOB-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
  • Orients new health care providers and staff to the physical setting, equipment and general policies and procedures within the clinic.
  • Responds to fire and other disasters according to established protocol.
  • Performs quality assurance activities in the clinic as delegated.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in use of scheduling and electronic medical record systems.
  • Maintain knowledge of Hospital and Ambulatory care department and clinic policies and procedures.
  • Participate in staff meetings in person and/or actively seek to keep informed of information/idea sharing.
  • Maintain infection control standards including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective attire.
  • Responsible to maintain TB/flu vaccine/respiratory mask fit.
  • Maintains, completes and submits required 8S Clinic reports and audits in a timely manner.
  • Complete annual competencies.
  • Participate in development of new policies involving MA practice and clinic processes.
  • Perform related duties as required.
About the employer: University of Washington

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.

About your union: SEIU 925

SEIU 925 unites 17,000 people in Washington who work in education from early learning through higher education, as well as members who work in local government and nonprofits. We work together to provide quality education for children and students, to ensure that education remains a state priority, and to strengthen our workforce. We provide quality public services to our communities across the state. The mission of SEIU 925 is to win political and economic power for working people to advance the well-being of our members, their families and all working people by developing leaders who are a voice for change in the workplace and solidarity in our communities.

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