Certified Medical Assistant - (Back Office MA) Hematology ($3,000 Sign on Bonus)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 23209
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
The Medical Assistant II performs variety of patient care, technical, and administrative duties to assist practitioners and other members of health care team in providing high quality patient care through health care system. 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.
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
Coordinating outside labs results and notify pt. of norm labs results
Acts as preceptor/ trainer
Assist with Nurse Triage
Performs blood draws as directed
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 pt. 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
Education enabling obtainment of Medical Assistant Certification
Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).
2+ years relevant work experience
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
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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 [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit cancer treatment and research center based in Seattle. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites and is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington. With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers.