Compensation

Medical Assistant Apprentice

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

Representative group Job codes
SEIU LOCAL 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory 18264 (SEIU Local 925 Nonsupervisory)
WFSE HMC 18697 (WFSE HMC)
SEIU 1199NW UWMC Northwest Service and Maintenance 21437 (NE H SEIU 1199NW UWMC Northwest Service and Maintenance)

BASIC FUNCTION

Participate in on-the-job training learning to perform duties to assist health care professionals in the examination and treatment of ambulatory patients such as preparation of patient and environment for treatment, conducting basic laboratory and electrocardiogram tests, care of the patient post-treatments, patient education, and clerical reception functions.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under direct supervision, learn to assist health care professionals in the delivery of direct patient care in an ambulatory patient care setting.

TYPICAL WORK

Participate in on-the-job training to learn to:

Schedule routine and special procedures such as sigmoidoscopy, joint aspiration, surgical biopsy, amniocentesis, and lumbar puncture; prepare patients for and assist health care professionals with the procedures;

Monitor patient’s condition following procedures;

Recognize emergent/urgent problems and provide basic telephone screening;

Observe and document in the medical record the patient’s physical and emotional condition and vital signs; recognize and report symptomology of common medical illnesses to physician or nurse;

Perform procedures including ear irrigation and sterile dressing changes;

Perform basic laboratory examinations, venipuncture, and 12-lead electrocardiogram including rhythm strips, pregnancy testing, and throat cultures;

Recognize and report abnormal laboratory values and radiology reports to physician or nurse;

Present portions of the pre- and post-procedure patient education sessions;

Prepare and assist during patient examinations;

If clinical competency is demonstrated and documented, may perform any duty allowed under Washington State RCW 18.360.050, such as, but not limited to, give oral and injectable medications as needed;

Monitor patient flow in clinic to assure efficient clinic operations;

Schedule new and return appointment; use computer system to check patients in and out of clinics;

Prepare medical record for clinic visit and document information to complete patient check-in process (or note patient cancellation/failure);

Complete billing documents verifying the correctness of charges and that diagnoses have been obtained; respond to patient billing questions referring as necessary to appropriate source;

Verify presence of medical records and x-rays prior to scheduled appointments; request existing records and x-rays as necessary;

Transport patients and lab specimens;

Order medical and clerical supplies; stock examination rooms;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – UW Contract Classified

High school graduation or GED, completion of HIV/AIDS training from a Washington State Department of Health-approved training provider within one month of employment, AND completion of up-to-date CPR training within one month of employment.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

  • New Class: 11-01-2018
  • SEIU 1199NW UWMC-NW job profiles added effective 1/1/2020