Certified Medical Assistant I - General Oncology - 1.0 FTE
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 21125
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
The Medical Assistant participates as a team member in the overall functioning of the clinic. The Medical Assistant is responsible for the flow of the patients for assigned providers (as applicable) each day.
Rooms patients and families to exam/procedure area
Documents vital signs and other patient information per clinic policy
Assists with procedures as directed
Conducts clerical tasks, patient transport, cleaning and restocking of exam rooms and other requests to maintain clinic flow
Recognizes symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal vs., and new/existing pain and immediately escalates to a Registered Nurse and/or provider
Preforms Blood Draws as directed
Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers
Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)
Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice
Surgical Technologist Registration in the State of Washington State and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice (Application must be submitted within 1st 30-days of hire)
Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
Proficient in email and word processing systems
Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve
Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner
Ability to follow direction and guidance
Ability to recognize limitations and seek help
Ability to identify learning needs and plan learning opportunities
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research, and education.