Medical Assistant - Primary Care (32 Hour Olympia)
Posted on: January 23, 2023
$6,500.00 SIGN ON BONUS
Working days will vary
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 serve.
- 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 proper format. 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 status. 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 procedures.
- 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.
Administers injectable medications within the scope of Washington
State Health Care Assistant certification and as authorized by
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington.
- 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, Registration
- Basic Life Support required at hire
- Medical Assistant Certificate (Washington) required at hire OR
Interim Medical Assistant Certificate (Washington) required at
- 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
Job Category: Clinical Support, Medical Assistant
Keywords: Kaiser, Tacoma , Medical Assistant - Primary Care (32 Hour Olympia), Healthcare , Centralia, Washington
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