Medical Assistant - FMG - Franciscan Surgical Associates - Pearl Place
Catholic Health Initiatives - Tacoma, WA

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Job Summary:
Provides care and support to patients under the direction of the physician and/or mid-level provider. Contributes to the planning and delivery of patient focused care.

Essential Duties:
Greet and prepare patients for the practitioner. Provide patient mobility assistance, as necessary. Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem.

Assist with diagnostic tests and clinical procedures as outlined in the FMG Scope of Practice Policy and the State of Washington. Diagnostic tests and procedures may include venous and capillary invasive procedures for blood draw, intradermal (including skin tests), subcutaneous and intramuscular injections for diagnostic and/or therapeutic agents

Administer ordered medications via, oral, topical, rectal, otic, ophthalmic and inhaled. Administer vaccines via oral, topically and by injection and nasal administration.

Manage patient flow ensuring enough time for patient and family education. Screens, communicates and responds to patient needs appropriately within the scope of authority as outlined in the FMG Scope of Practice Policy and the State of Washington.

Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to Franciscan Medical Group Exposure Control Plan; anticipate Practitioner's needs for medications, supplies and equipment and plan accordingly.

Document procedures and interactions in patient's medical record.

Schedule patient appointments and perform other clerical duties as needed.

Actively participate in continuing education, required meetings and participates in committees as requested.

Other: Performs related duties as required.


High school diploma or GED equivalent required

Must have WA State Certification as a Medical Assistant or Health Care Assistant within 6 months of hire

In the last three- (3) years, one (1) year experience as a Certified Medical Assistant in a clinic or acute care setting preferred

Must have WA State Certification as a Medical Assistant or Health Care Assistant

Must be certified or able to be certified at levels A, C and E

Must have a current CPR certification or must be certified within 30 days of hire date

Additional Responsibilities:
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

Adheres to and exhibits our core values:

: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.


: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.


: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.


: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CB


Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing)

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Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period


Weekends Required



Full Time

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For Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), returning sick people to good health is more than a business -- it's a mission. Formed in 1996...