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Optum Medical Assistant- Endoscopy in Seattle, Washington

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus!

Hours: Full Time; Monday – Friday; 4 ten hour shifts; Specific Days & Times TBD

Location: The Polyclinic 1145 Broadway

The Polyclinic is actively seeking Medical Assistants (MAs) in Seattle-Broadway location!

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

Reprocess, store and maintain endoscopy scopes/equipment and order supplies/linen/equipment to ensure the Endoscopy Center is fully equipped for patient procedures. This position also requires front office check in, greeting/escorting/transporting patients, assisting the physician and RN during the procedure and with procedure set up and room turn over, unit and equipment cleaning and documenting into the patient record/EMR.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare supplies and equipment for reprocessing/sterilization.

  • Endoscope cleaning, high level disinfection and maintenance.

  • Responsible for procedure equipment set up and orchestrating what scopes need to be used when, where and by whom.

  • Monitors, orders, stocks and maintains supplies, linen, equipment and/or instruments.

  • Support physicians, CRNAs and RNs by assisting in procedure rooms including set up and turn over.

  • Support nursing staff by assisting with room turnover and patient recovery/discharge/transport.

  • Perform check in procedures and clerical duties at the front desk and throughout the unit.

  • Work as a team member within the endoscopy center and with all other Polyclinic departments.

  • Supports and upholds established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control and codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.

  • Participates in quality improvement activities; assists in maintaining compliance with accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High school diploma required

Certification/Licensure:

  • Active BCLS/CPR certification for health care providers required

  • Active Certified Medical Assistant license in the state of Washington

Experience:

  • Previous endoscopy technician/reprocessing experience preferred

  • One year previous hospital or medical office experience preferred

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

  • Exhibits a caring, collaborative and compassionate manner

  • Strong typing and computer skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities

  • Ability to problem solve technical equipment and instrumentation problems

  • Able to adapt to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting

  • Flexibility

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace.

Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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