Medical AssistantBurien, Washington
Success means that you demonstrate KPs Service Committment of Respect me, Know me, and Guide me. The Medical Assistants prepare patients and exam rooms for care, assist clinicians with procedures, coordinate communications between clinicians and patients, and facilitate completion of preventative care. Our Medical Assistants are motivated by patient interactions, and are fully engaged in caring for the patient's total health.
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These are the traits of the most successful members of our Medical Assistant team.
Medical Assistants are an integral component of our care teams. The culture is connected, supportive, encouraging, and collaborative. They support both the patients and the care teams. Medical Assistants connect everything together for the patient, delivering care and service, as well as support and compassion. They also support the operations of our care teams by ensuring that all the behind-the-scenes processes are taken care of so that our clinic can run smoothly.
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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.
- High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
- 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.
- 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.
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What Our People Say
“Taking care of a person’s total health is important at Kaiser Permanente. We offer an amazing benefits package for employees, and I value being able to have a direct impact on my patients’ well-being in my role as a Medical Assistant.”
“Becoming a Medical Assistant was one of the best career choices of my life. At Kaiser Permanente, I get to make a difference in the lives of others every day by sharing my passion for health care. The work of a Medical Assistant is demanding and rewarding at the same time!”
“As someone who is passionate about helping people, I am glad I became a Medical Assistant. I finally feel like I can truly help people in a meaningful way. Kaiser Permanente gives me the opportunity to truly help people and I can tell that I am making a significant difference in their lives.”
Medical Assistant Careers
Medical Assistants (MAs) are the backbone of our care teams and play a critical role in delivering an exceptional patient care experience. As an Medical Assistant at Kaiser Permanente, you will be part of a world-class care team working with outstanding Nurses, Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners to provide the best care possible.
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