Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Medical Assistant I - Bellevue - 1.0 FTE

Job ID
17409
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Bellevue

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

SCCA is excited that we will be operating a new Medical Oncology location at Overlake Medical Center on July 1, 2020.  With this collaborative effort, SCCA will provide medical oncology and infusion services to complement radiation and surgical oncology services provided by Overlake.  In support of this, SCCA is offering this position for employment early May, 2020.  

 

SCCA is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled individual to support the busy outpatient medical oncology/hematology practice with primary responsibilities in performing phlebotomy, preparing pathology specimens during bone marrow aspiration procedures and supporting medical oncologists in their clinics with patients.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to use your oncology experience to play a role in the successful launch of this partnership.

Responsibilities

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. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Rooms patients and families to exam/procedure area
  • Documents vital signs and other patient information per clinic policy
  • Assists with procedures as directed
  • Conducts clerical tasks, patient transport, cleaning and restocking of exam rooms and other requests to maintain clinic flow
  • Recognizes symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal vs., and new/existing pain and immediately escalates to RN and/or provider
  • Preforms Blood Draws as directed
  • Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers
  • Leave paperwork / Prior Authorizations /Prescriptions refills
  • Answering / screening incoming phone calls
  • Coordinating outside labs results and notify patient of normal labs results
  • Acts as preceptor/ trainer
  • Assist with Nurse Triage
  • Reinforce compliance in billing / coding
  • Facilitates distribution of clinical contacts, schedules and care management tools
  • Monitor and assist with clinic flow, adjusting as needed to ensure efficient patient flow
  • Request medical record from external/internal facilitates and prepare for provider review
  • Collaborates with clinic nursing supervisor to develop operational strategies and process improvements for department / unit
  • Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers
  • Assist in resolving and/or responding to non-clinical related patient complaints and inquiries

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice.
  • Surgical Technologist Registration in the State of Washington State and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice (Application must be submitted within 1st 30-days of hire)
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Willingness to participate in the process improvement initiatives
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to follow direction and guidance
  • Ability to recognize limitations and seek help
  • Ability to identify learning needs and plan learning opportunities
  • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol and scope of practice

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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