Medical Assistant with Surgical Technologist Registration

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

The Procedure Suite/Interventional Radiology Medical Assistant (MA) assists in the delivery of patient care and procedure
suite activities under the direction and supervision of an assigned registered nurse (RN). Functions within the boundaries of the roles and responsibilities of
the MA position.

Performs basic technical skills:
- Takes and records vital signs.
- Measures and records height and weight.
- Recognizes and immediately reports abnormal vital signs and symptoms.
- Demonstrates sensitivity to patient's/families emotional, social, and mental health needs.

Performs basic personal care skills.
Documents procedures and results on appropriate patient care records.
Demonstrates behavior which maintains and respects clients' rights and privacy, as well as promotes independence.
Recognizes stages of growth and development and responds appropriately to provide care.

Answers telephone:
- Identifies department, own name, title.
- Takes messages including patient name and problem, places call on hold, and relays message immediately to RN.
- Relays lab results to patients or their caregivers as directed by nursing.
- Places telephone calls and page calls at the direction of nursing and medical staff.

- Access scheduling and lab computer systems to support nursing.
- Orients patients, families, and visitors to the Procedure Suite.
- Surgical Technologist Duties
- Cleans and stores equipment according to established procedure.
- Assemble both sterile and non-sterile equipment, as well as adjust and check it to ensure it is working properly.
- Prepare patients for procedures. May include washing, shaving and disinfecting incision sites.
- Transports patients to Procedure areas.
- Assists in positioning patients on the procedure table, and cover them with sterile surgical drapes.
- During procedures, passes instruments and other sterile supplies to procedurist.
- Assist in preparing, handling and disposal of specimens sent for laboratory testing.
- May assist in applying dressings following procedure.
- Following procedure assists in transporting patient to recovery area.
- Assists in cleaning and restocking Procedure Suite.
- Notifies facilities/engineering if cleaning equipment requires repair.
- Must be a high school graduate or equivalent

Current Certification as a Medical Assistant in Washington State required and must be familiar with conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State

Current Surgical Technologist Registration in Washington State and must be familiar with conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State. If candidate is not currently registered as a surgical technolgist, they must show application is pending with WA State DOH prior to first day of employment.

BLS certification, Healthcare Provider C, renewal every two year ( if not current, must be obtained within three months of employment)

- 1 year experience as a Medical Assistant required
- 2 years experience as a Medical Assistant strongly preferred.

Endoscopy experience preferred.

Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) preferred

- Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate effectively
- Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
- Proficient in computer skills to support operations
- Familiarity with medical terminology and radiology procedures
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
- Knowledge of human growth and development to modify care to age/developmental stage of patient.
- Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment

If interested, please apply online at

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