Medical Assistant - Pulmonology (40 hours Tacoma)
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Job Summary:Kaiser Permanente Washington serves over 700,000
members across the state of Washington and is growing! We believe
that achieving total health for our members takes teamwork and we
are looking for exceptional team members who thrive on delivering
an exceptional experience for our members and patients. Kaiser
Permanente Washington is recognized as a best place to work that
embraces diversity, fosters collaboration, practices mentorship,
and believes in a positive, healthy work environment.Our Medical
Assistants (MA) play a critical role and are key to our promise on
delivering an exceptional patient experience. As an MA at Kaiser
Permanente you will be part of a world class care team working with
outstanding nurses, physicians, physicians assistants and nurse
practitioners to provide the best care possible. Join us in our
mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services
and to improve the health of our members and the communities we
- Collection of selected data about health status of the patient.
Determines consumers purpose for visit, concerns and
educational/physical needs. Checks and records consumers vital
signs. Records pertinent data on the consumers medical record.
Recognizes urgent/emergent situations and refers them in a timely
fashion to physician or nurse. Participates with other health team
members in the development of the nursing care plan. Contributes
pertinent information to the nursing plan of care and passes it on
to appropriate professional provider. Follows through and
implements the nursing plan of care safely and completely according
to role and team specifications. Documents accurate information in
- Communicates in an attentive and individualized manner in every
encounter. Participates in the coordination and facilitation of
care for the patient. Cooperates and communicates effectively with
other team members in order to accomplish the workload. Recognizes
and reports obvious psychosocial, cultural and/or emotional needs.
Verifies the patients understanding of the purpose for visit.
Instructs and orients patients and family/significant others to the
health care team members, the services available, and the means of
access to those services. Participates in the orientation of new
consumers to KFHPWs policies and procedures. Demonstrates an
awareness of the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
- According to the educational plan determined by the
professional provider, provides instruction to the patient and
family/significant others. Provides instruction that matches
learning needs and the nursing plan of care. Encourages patient
compliance with therapeutic and medical regimens. Under the
direction of the professional provider, provides the patient with
preventive care information that matches his/her age, sex, and
health status. Utilizes available health education resources.
Reinforces the plan with patient to improve general health
- Accurately documents selected patient history observations and
procedures. Adheres to KFHPW documentation standards. Provides each
patient a safe, comfortable, and private environment. Provides a
safe environment for each patient and adheres to KFHPW safety
standards. Adheres to KFHPW infection control policies and
- Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for practice,
for continued growth and self-evaluation. Identifies own learning
needs and participates in educational efforts to meet those needs.
Participates in staff orientation and student education activities.
Participates with managers in completing the process for self and
colleague/team performance reviews. Consistently demonstrates an
appearance consistent with current KFHPW dress code policy.Basic
- High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED)
- Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program prior to
start date/transfer or equivalent Military experience with ability
to obtain MA-I prior to start date.License, Certification,
- Basic Life Support required at hire
- Interim Medical Assistant Certificate (Washington) required at
hire OR Medical Assistant Certificate (Washington) required at hire
- If hired as MA-I, must obtain MA-C prior to the expiration of
the MA-I credential.
- Knowledge and skills listed on the Kaiser Foundation Health
Plan of Washington Medical Assistant Competencies/Skills Inventory.
- N/AJob Schedule: Job Category: Clinical Support, Medical
Keywords: Kaiser, Tacoma , Medical Assistant - Pulmonology (40 hours Tacoma), Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington
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