Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington 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.
Our EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME - 40 hours/week - MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Shift is rotating/variable. The individual in this position performs duties to assist and support other health care professionals (RN, ARNP, MD) in the evaluation and treatment of emergency department patients. The duties involved include:
Performing some direct patient care such as wound irrigation, diagnostic testing (ECG, venipuncture), crutch walking/teaching.
Restocking patient care area with supplies.
Preparing treatment rooms for patient evaluation.
Assisting healthcare professionals with procedures as needed.
Providing patient transport to other hospital areas.
As a member of the health care team, the medical assistant provides ongoing communication with other emergency staff regarding patient concerns and clinical condition as needed and helps to maintain an environment that respects cultural, economic, ethnic and lifestyle differences.
Competitive candidates will have completed a Medical Assistant Training Program; have experience providing direct patient care in an Emergency Department or as an EMT; and exhibit clear and concise communications skills, both verbal and written.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.