Neighborcare Health Medical Assistant (Temporary position ending June 1st) in Seattle, Washington
Neighborcare Health offers high quality health care through its medical, dental and school-based clinics, and is the leading provider to low-income and uninsured patients in the Seattle area. Our purpose is to improve health by engaging, educating, and empowering people in the communities we serve.
Medical Assistant Summary:
The Medical Assistant performs delegated clinical and administrative duties providing direct support to primary care providers and some direct care to patients. You will work in partnership and joint accountability with other team members to achieve Neighborcare Health’s Mission, Guiding Principles, Service Commitments, and Goals.
We offer competitive pay, an excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, and more!
Perform duties and responsibilities with excellence, enthusiasm, great service orientation, courteous behaviors and mannerisms, and by anticipating medical provider's needs
Demonstrate flexibility and readily assists other staff members. Maintains a safe and healthy work environments for patients, self and others
Prepare examination and treatment rooms for use by medical providers by cleaning, stocking and arranging supplies, equipment and instruments
Review and communicate to medical providers appointment schedule to determine patient visit order and solicits special instructions or requests for the day, greets and escorts patient to examination or treatment room in a respectful, warm and caring manner. Keeps patients, medical providers, and other team members, informed of medical provider's status and/or time delays throughout the day
Interview patient to determine reason for visit; takes patient's vital signs, e.g., blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature, height and weight; blood draws, immunizations, records information in patient's medical record; and reports findings to appropriate personnel, according to WAC standard requirements
Instruct or assist patient in preparation for scheduled procedures, in a caring and courteous manner
Perform appropriate basic, routine and regular delegated medical functions as directed and within appropriate scope of practice as interred by knowledge, skill level, and Neighborcare Health guidelines (e.g.., vision screening, ear irrigations, hearing tests, hematocrit, tonometry measurements, EKG tests, collecting throat, wound, and sputum specimens, and urine cultures) using appropriate instruments, techniques, and specimen labeling process
Support medical providers performing routine examination and treatment procedures by attending patient during procedures and providing appropriate supplies and instruments
Perform routine clerical and reception duties, as required, such as completing patient visit records, maintaining departmental logs, answering telephones and taking messages, checking in patients, and scheduling patient appointments
Perform other duties as assigned, such as assisting in orienting and training new staff members, transporting equipment or patient, stocking shelves, taking inventories, ordering supplies
Demonstrate computer literacy for charting and reviewing in NexGen, our electronic medical record system
Works within scope of practice and according to Neighborcare Health policies. Comply with regulatory requirements and standards of care
Our ideal candidate:
Enjoys working at the top of their scope and partnering with patients, providers and the other team
Values team work, problem solving, engagement and adaptability
Embraces change and practices direct communication
Ability to work with individuals of varying ethnicities, socio-economic levels, cultures, and sexual orientations
Eligible candidate have completed an accredited Medical Assistant program and currently have active Medical Assistant-Certification or Medical Assistant - Interim status with the Washington State Department of Health.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.