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Seattle, WA 98104
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  • Administrative / Clerical
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Req #: 183586
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 10/14/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,480 - $4,653 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.

Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Harborview Medical Center has multiple outstanding opportunities for fixed duration, full-time, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANTS. This is a fixed duration position with an anticipated duration of 6 months. This position will float to multiple COVID testing sites to include on and offsite locations.

Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) will assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care; technical procedures or monitoring that may be invasive and require skills validations; transportation of patients, supplies and specimens; ordering and stocking of supplies; and maintenance of special equipment, including sterile equipment and set-ups. The MA role may also include coordinating the clerical activities and supporting the front desk activities for patient care in the clinic.

Hours will primarily be 8:00AM-4:30PM, including weekends, but could include 12-hour shifts to meet staffing demands. This position may also be required to work some holidays as needed.

  • Demonstrate comfort in working and caring for COVID-positive patients
  • Demonstrate comfort in wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for full shift to include mask/goggles/gown/gloves
  • Demonstrate ability to perform all duties outside regardless of weather
  • Demonstrate comfort in working with extremely diverse populations
  • Demonstrate comfort with working with pediatric patients to include performing nasal swab for COVID testing
  • Demonstrate flexibility in accepting assigned role at each testing facility to facilitate smooth patient flow while ensuring safe care
  • Demonstrate ability to work with different groups of teams on a daily basis
  • Demonstrate ability to be a team player and to function independently
  • Demonstrate and maintain clinical skill competence that fall within MA scope of practice such as maintaining patient flow at all locations covering; check in patients utilizing two identification processes; perform nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs appropriately after initial training for patients sitting in transportation vehicles (car/trucks) or in chairs set up at testing site; comfort with donning/doffing PPE.

    Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or other recognized regional or national accreditation board;
    equivalent education/experience.

    Legal Requirement:
    Must be Washington State Medical Assistant-Certified or achieve this designation during the probationary period. Failure to achieve and/or maintain this designation will result in termination of employment.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

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