UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Clinic Medical Assistant - UW Medicine Joint & Hand Center - $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!

    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/9/2018 4:03 PM)
    Full Time
    7509 UW Med NW Joint & Hand Clinic
    1st, Days
    Job Location
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine-Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. UW Medicine Joint & Hand Center at Northwest Hospital is looking for a compassionate, driven, team-oriented medical assistant to join our team.


    New employees of Northwest Hospital Clinics are eligible to receive a $1,500-$2,000 sign-on bonus depending on experience.


    We offer competitive pay, an excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan, and Paid Time Off.


    The Medical Assistant performs delegated clinical and administrative duties providing direct support to our orthopedic physicians. The medical assistant will work in partnership with team members to achieve our clinic mission of serving our patients and their families by providing the highest quality care in a compassionate, supportive environment.





    • Perform duties with excellence, enthusiasm, and great service orientation toward patients while  anticipating medical providers needs
    • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment for patients, colleagues and self.
    • Interact with patients throughout their clinic visit, including escorting patients to their exam room, taking vitals, reviewing health and medication history, answering patient questions, assisting providers during procedures, making follow up appointments, and escorting patients back to the waiting room for discharge.
    • Work closely with health care providers to manage clinic schedule, including daily morning huddles with providers and constant communication of schedule status to patients, providers, and support staff. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned, such as assisting in orienting and training new staff members, ordering and stocking supplies, transporting patient to or from building entrance, etc.

    Our Ideal Candidate:

    • Enjoys working at the top of their scope and delivering an unparalleled patient experience. 
    • Values team work, problem solving, engagement and adaptability
    • Embraces change and practices direct communication
    • Demonstrates an eagerness to assist fellow staff members in achieving clinic and team goals.


    Education Background

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Completion of at least a 1-year Medical Assistant Training Program.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification 

    • Graduate of an accredited medical assisting program.
    • State of Washington Medical Assistant Certification; candidate must either be Certified or Interim Certified at the time of hire.

    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.


    • Casting/splinting experience preferred.

    Physical Abilities 

    • Must be able to safely maneuver patients and supplies.
    • Able to sit for four hours at a time.  Able to operate a computer.

    Physical Demand Level:  Medium

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

    Lift / Carry

    20 to 50 pounds occasionally

    10 to 25 pounds frequently

    up to 10 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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