Job Posted May 8, 2022

Medical Assistant

Opening with Proliance Southwest Seattle Orthopedics
Job Role: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time


Position Summary

At Proliance Southwest Seattle Orthopedics, our physicians and staff work together to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care. The role of the Medical Assistant is to work collaboratively with physicians, providers and patients through a variety of tasks related to patient care with a focus on patient experience, safety, quality and efficiency. The medical assistant acts as a patient care coordinator and advocate, maintains clinical supplies, proper documentation and an optimal patient flow and experience, following OSHA/WISHA/other compliance and regulatory guidelines.

• Assist in providing direct patient care for office visit patients will involve
 Coordinate and choreograph patient care, place patients in exam room and prepare them for examination – take vitals and health history and confirm reason for visit
 Clean and organize exam room between patients, keep all patient rooms properly stocked, neat and in order
 The disposal of contaminated supplies following OSHA/WISHA guidelines
 Sterilizing medical instruments and keep autoclave clean and in working order
 Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens for pickup
 As instructed draw injectable drugs, removal of sutures and staples and cast, fit patients in braces
 Other patient care related duties as necessary
• Assist provider with in clinic procedures will involve
 Set-up sterile environment and assist doctor with surgery procedures in office
 Holding patients in position for extended periods of time, manipulating body parts, using instruments to hold surgical or imaging areas immobile, or positioning patients on tables
 Handing provider instruments while standing for long periods of time
• Report test results to patients as indicated by physician in a timely manner
• Obtain and chart all vital information in electronic record as well as check to be sure all information related to medication, health history and reason for visit is obtained and documented
• Perform phone triage, post-op calls and respond to voicemail messages directed to them preferably within same business day, but no later than 24 business hours, and perform action required
• Maintain patient documentation for visit and communications in person or over the phone
• Obtain required authorization for tests (MRI/CT/arthrogram etc) and RX and injections as ordered
• Schedule requested testing at other facilities as indicated by physician, notifying patient of status
• Log prescription phone and fax requests, send request to doctor via NGEMR
• Assist provider in maintaining communication with referring doctors
• Order all needed casting supplies, medical supplies and paper products
• Maintain equipment: routinely change cast saw blades, keep wheelchair clean, check oxygen tank, check expiration on medication and supplies
• Catalog and file surgery images
• Assist x-ray techs with requests for x-ray records sent to other providers, and requested from outside offices as needed
• Administer office employee flu-shots
• Follow all other daily team duties and special tasks as assigned
• Assist in any other areas as needed or requested by supervisor

• Superior customer service skills
• Impeccable integrity
• Great interpersonal skills; demonstrating patience, compassion, empathy and the ability to work well with all types of people
• Adherence to all safety, risk management and precautionary procedures, including the consistent respect for confidentiality (HIPAA)
• Use time efficiently, with attention to quality, detail, accuracy and completion
• Consistency, timeliness and dependability
• Effective team membership, supporting and working with others to achieve common goals
• Ability to adapt to continuous change/flexibility
• Demonstrated ability to continuously learn
• Self-motivated; able to work with increasing independence, overcome obstacles and challenges with little supervision
• Clear oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated aptitude to organize and prioritize work
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Skilled in coping with fast paced often stressful situations with unpredictable circumstances in a professional, safe, and efficient manner
• Self-motivated; able to work following specific guidelines and in accordance with detailed instructions; measure self against standard of excellence, overcome obstacles and challenges with little supervision

• High school graduate or equivalent
• Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program preferred, but not required. Will provide training
• Current Washington State Medical Assistant Certification preferred, but not required (see above)
• 1-2 years’ experience in a medical office a plus
• Basic knowledge of medical terminology and medications
• Familiarity with or working knowledge of Electronic Medical Records a plus
• Basic computer knowledge and skills, including data entry

The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in an office environment. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is required to stand and walk for long periods of time, `bend and stretch. Use of telephone and computer is required. Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 pounds. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.

The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

How we are protecting team members from COVID-19?
Employee and patient health and safety is our top priority. At Proliance, we are adhering to CDC, State and local orders regarding COVID-19 and have implemented processes and precautions across our facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Following the most recent vaccination mandate for healthcare workers in Washington State, and our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and patients, all Proliance employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon hire, or proof of a medical or religious exemption.

Proliance Surgeons offers a generous benefits package including Medical/RX, Dental, Vision, 401k with profit sharing and more! Plus ALL of our employees enjoy the free perks of our employee purchasing program offering a variety of discounts on purchases made every day – including cell phone service!

Proliance Surgeons is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and we welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills to apply.

All employment decisions at Proliance Surgeons are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

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16259 Sylvester Rd SW Suite 501
Burien, WA 98166-3059

(206) 431-0835


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