Medical Assistant - Sand Point Pediatrics - Per Diem Job
Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA

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Job Description:

Medical Assistant
Sand Point Pediatrics
Seattle, WA
Per Diem/Variable Hours
(This position will need to cover full time for a 14 week period starting approx 3/18/13)
Competitive Salary + DOE

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason Medical Center is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as a Leapfrog Top Hospital of the Decade; Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System—a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters—our patients.

The Medical Assistant assists providers and other members of the health care team in clinic offices by performing a variety of back office, pediatric patient-related tasks and ensuring smooth patient and work flow within the department.

1. Performs a variety of pediatric patient care procedures within the Medical Assistant (MA) scope of practice, including but not limited to: injections (per HCA certification requirements), EKGs, ear lavage and blood draws.

2. Measures pediatric patient vital signs (weight, height, blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature).

3. Manages rooming and patient flow, including pre-visit preparation, assisting with the patient visit, and post-visit duties.

4. Informs provider of schedule changes that impact patient flow.

5. May assist with front office activities and varied scheduling tasks.

6. Reports test results as directed by the provider.

Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant training program required. One year experience in a health care environment preferred. Must be eligible for Washington State certification as a Health Care Assistant Levels A, C, and E, including completion of required Washington State AIDS training. Must submit application for certification as Health Care Assistant Levels A, C, and E within two weeks of hire. Knowledge of third party payer requirements required. Strong aptitude for detail, and ability to work independently, required. Strong organizational, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills required. Skill in using a PC required.

Certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is preferred.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the country’s most livable cities, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.

For more information or to apply online visit our website at We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.