Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Medical Assistant - 0.5 FTE - Sarcoma Clinic

Medical Assistant - 0.5 FTE - Sarcoma Clinic

Job ID 
10578
Type 
Regular Part-Time
Company 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location 
US-WA-Seattle

More information about this job

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is ranked among the top ten cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our care combines powerful science with devoted collaboration.

Above all, we exist to move patients forward, past boundaries and toward hope.

 

The Medical Assistant participates as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic. The Medical Assistant is responsible for the flow of the patients for assigned providers (as applicable) each day. They perform duties and procedures as described in the Primary Responsibilities section.

 

Responsibilities

Performs basic technical skills:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in CPR.
  • Takes and records vital signs in ORCA.
  • Recognizes and immediately reports abnormal vital signs and symptoms.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patient’s/families emotional, social, and mental health needs.

Performs basic personal care skills.

  • Documents procedures and results on appropriate patient care records.
  • Demonstrates behavior which maintains and respects patient’s rights and privacy, as well as promotes independence.
  • Recognizes stages of growth and development and responds appropriately to provide care

 

  • Uses Glovo and Sabina lift safely and appropriately.
  • Transports stable patients, at the direction of the RN.
  • Retrieves charts at the direction of the RN.
  • Acts as a courier for the RN as e.g. supplies, medications from pharmacy.
  • Faxes orders and documents and makes copies at the direction of the RN.
  • Restocks infusion room supplies.
  • Changes bed linens and cleans patient care areas after each patient visit.
  • Obtains supplies from MSC at the direction of the RN.
  • Orients patients and family members to Nourishment Center.
  • Restocks linen supplies, including the blanket warmer.
  • Uses proper precautions for handling of excreta from patients receiving hazardous drugs.

Qualifications

Certification as a MA assistant in the state of Washington required.
Knowledge of human growth and development to modify care to age and developmental stage of the patient.
Physically able to perform the tasks of the role, such as walking, standing, pushing, and bending; lifting patients, equipment and linen supplies; and performing nursing procedures. BLS certification

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.