UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Clinic Medical Assistant - NW Respiratory Associates

    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/5/2019 7:08 PM)
    Full Time
    7400 NW Respiratory Associates
    1st, Days
    Job Location
    New Grads?
  • Overview

    About Northwest Respiratory Associates

    Northwest Respiratory Associates is a pulmonary disease and critical care medicine practice. Our care team consists of six board-certified physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary (lung) diseases including COPD, adult asthma and emphysema. We work closely with your primary care physician and other specialists to help create an individualized comprehensive care plan that meets your needs.


    About Northwest Hospital & UW Medicine

    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. Over the years, we have been able to partner and combine practices, expanding our network to 20+ ambulatory clinics in multiple geographic locations, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines across primary and specialty care. 


    Our hospital & clinic staff not only enjoy 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


    Northwest Respiratory Associates is seeking a Certified Medical Assistant who is looking for an opportunity to join an excellent team supporting six pulmonology providers. We are located on the Northwest Hospital campus.


    The successful candidate will be flexible, organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks as well as perform the highest level of patient care possible, with a focus on the Patients Are First principles.


    The Clinic Medical Assistant performs patient care duties, administers injections and assists with assigned back office duties.



    1. Providing Patient Care, includes but is not limited to:

    • Assists patients to exam room and documents heart rate, blood pressure, height and weight.
    • Obtains patient history, determines complaint/problem and prepares individual to see the medical provider.
    • Administers medications both orally and by injection.
    • Assists with labeling lab specimen.
    • Phones in pharmacy refills for patients as requested.

    2. Equipment, Supplies and Work Environment, includes but is not limited to:

    • Maintains clean, stocked exam rooms.
    • Maintains medication sample cupboard.
    • Inventories, orders, and restocks clinic supplies.

    3. Customer Service and Support, includes but is not limited to:

    • Acts as a back-up front office staff member as needed; answers telephone using defined etiquette standards; route calls and messages.
    • Answers questions and follows through on inquiries.
    • Assists and supports other staff members as needed.




    Education Background

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

    Licensure, Registration, Certification 

    • Medical Asst – Certified.
    • CPR certification required.

    Special Training/Skills

    • Basic computer skills.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Ability to administer injections and perform basic lab testing, immunizations, urinary catheter insertions, EKG, allergy testing, etc.
    • Familiarity with electronic medical records.
    • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

    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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