Medical Assistant - Emergency Department

UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

Posted 2 years ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Evenings
Education Level: High School Degree Required
Certificates: BLS
Experience Level: All|Experienced
Compensation: NA

Medical Assistant - Emergency Department

All times are in Coordinated Universal Time.

ID  2017-7022

Type  Part Time

Department  7230 Emergency Room

FTE  0.90

Shift  2nd, Eves

Posted Date  9/11/2017

Job Location  US-WA-Seattle

New Grads?  No

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Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
The Stroke Care Excellence Award
Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

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. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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Working under direct supervision of RN or MD, the Medical Assistant assists the Clinical Staff in providing patient care in an efficient and professional manner. 


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Education Background

High school or GED or equivalent.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

Medical Assistant-Certified.
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician (or Military Equivalent).  
Completion of a State of Washington approved blood borne pathogen education course.
BLS is required.

Work Experience

One (1) year recent clinic or hospital experience as a Medical Assistant or equivalent OR
Minimum 6 months recent Emergency Department (ED) hospital experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant OR
6 months recent Emergency Department Medical Assistant or Health Care Assistant experience OR
6 months recent clinic experience as a medical assistant with an ED or EMS (Emergency Medical Services) background.
Emergency Department experience preferred.

Special Training/Skills

Ability and experience performing waived lab testing, EKG, wound care (including irrigation and dressings) splinting, application of orthopedic assistive devices (i.e.-immobilizers, slings, crutches, etc.) and other specifically required duties.
Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and medications and their dosages.
Effective verbal and written communication and customer service skills.
Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment with a diverse patient population; organized and efficient.
Able to work independently and with other team members.
Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department.

Physical Abilities

Able to move between several exam rooms for up to four hours at a time.
Able to safely maneuver patients and supplies.
Able to sit for long periods of time answering telephones, writing, and typing at the computer.

Physical Demand Level:  Heavy

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry

50 to 100 pounds occasionally

25 to 50 pounds frequently

10 to 20 pounds constantly

As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.

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