University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
MEDICAL ASSISTANT (FULL-TIME, 40 HRS/WK) - HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER - $4000 RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE! Req #:204963Department:HARBORVIEW - PIONEER SQUARE/DOWNTOWN CLINICS Job Location: Harborview Medical Center Posting Date:06/03/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:80% of $3,682 - $5,269 per month; $21.24 - $30.40 per hour Union Position:YesShift:First Shift Notes:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. 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.

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center 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. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.

Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Join Harborview Medical Center's Pioneer Square/Downtown programs for an 100% FTE (40 hours per week), Day shift position as a Certified Medical Assistant (MA). This is for our Primary Care clinic sites. Utilizing the concepts of trauma informed care and harm reduction, we specialize in the care of patients living un-housed downtown Seattle.

The Medical Assistants (MA) at Harborview Medical Center are responsible for patient care, clinic maintenance, and assisting other support and provider staff as needed. The MA is capable of performing certain clinical and clerical duties as trained and is responsible for ensuring that the clinic is opened, stocked, cleaned, and closed each day. The MA is responsible for providing care to a wide range of ethnically and culturally diverse patient population. As such, the Medical Assistant must be able to work with a diverse patient population.

  • Orders medical supplies, stocks rooms, and maintains an organized and clean space
  • Maintains clinic flow, working closely with providers to keep them organized in an attempt to have patients seen on time
  • Prepares patient for visit based on appointment type and chief complaint
  • Obtains vital signs on all patients
  • Performs venipuncture as needed
  • Administers clinic specific parenteral medications and testing agents via intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal routes
  • Performs diagnostic tests such as EKGs, blood glucose monitoring, urine dip-sticks, pregnancy tests, pulmonary peak flow monitoring, and other tests as designated
  • Prepares charts and ensures proper scanning of records
  • Able to function at front desk when assigned.
  • Responds appropriately in an emergency, knows hospital codes, delivers the crash cart and O2 to the scene, anticipates needs, and assists by keeping patients and staff clear of the area
  • Participates in clinic Quality Assurance.
  • Works as part of a Team and promotes a positive work environment and image of the clinic.
  • Performs front desk duties as needed

    Weekdays 8:00am - 4:30pm

    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.

    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.

    Valid BLS/CPR Card

    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.

  • 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 [email protected].


    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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