• Medical Assistant - Temporary Full Time

    Job ID
    Temporary Per-Diem
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Nursing and Nursing Support
  • Overview

    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.


    Patient Flow/Tasks

    • Escorts patients and families to exam/consult rooms.
    • Documents vital signs, weight, height, allergies, medication refills and pain status accurately per clinic policy.
    • Recognizes symptomology of common medical illnesses, abnormal vs., and new/existing pain and reports to RN and/or provider
    • Communicates appropriately to providers in regards to clinic flow (e.g. names and information on white board, keeps providers informed of issues that affect patient flow, etc)
    • Assists RN and provider with procedures, clerical tasks and other requests to keep clinic flow efficient.
    • Performs venipuncture phlebotomy on patients, and research participants in accordance with SCCA Policy and Procedure
    • Prepares specimens and paperwork per SCCA Wellness Center guidelines and SCCA Policy and Procedure
    • Cleans exam room in between patients per clinic protocol
    • Support RN and PCC with other duties as assigned

    Clinic Preparation

    • Prints appropriate paperwork ahead of time per clinic guidelines. Day of clinic places this in front of patient chart.
    • Prints a provider schedules prior to day of clinic and documents other pertinent information on that schedule (pts other appts at SCCA same day, procedure to be done, etc.)
    • Prints a provider schedule each morning for each provider assigned.
    • Logs onto computer and has appropriate computer program accessed.
    • Assures appropriate packets of information required for that clinic are available (e.g. surgical teaching packets for BCSC which includes stamping patient identification)
    • Assures appropriate supplies and forms are available and ready for use for known procedures before clinic begins.
    • Communicates with colleagues (RN, MA, MD) before clinic begins regarding schedule to ensure they are aware of the needs for that clinic day
    • Maintains supplies and forms in exam rooms, physician work rooms and procedure carts
    • Pulls charts for HIM and locates any missing chart


    • Able to perform or assist with operative and invasive procedures as specific competencies are completed. See skills checklist/competencies included in or added to the orientation checklist.

    Clinic Teamwork

    • Participates in orienting new staff to the clinic.
    • Participates in process improvement initiatives in the clinic.
    • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of the clinic (exam rooms and physician workrooms).
    • Responds to clinic emergencies per protocol
    • Responds to disasters and drills per protocol

    Customer Service

    • Provides for patient and staff safety
    • Acts as a liaison between patients/families and health care providers.


    • Communicates in a professional tone and with respect in interactions with patients, colleagues and providers.
    • Able to give feedback directly to colleagues and providers in a timely manner. Does not use email or voicemail to give feedback. If feedback not well received, notifies manager or supervisor.
    • Communicates concerns or problems to manager or supervisor in professional and timely manner.

    HIPPA – Patient Privacy

    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights. Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients. Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.

    HIPPA – Employee Privacy

    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and maintains confidentiality of employee information and SCCA strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights or organization’s operations. Accesses and uses the minimum necessary employee and organization information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.


    Key Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

    • Willingness to participate in process improvement initiatives
    • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol
    • Proficient in email and word processing systems
    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
    • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner


    • Education enabling obtainment of Medical Assistant Certification

    Licenses / Certifications / Registrations:

    • Currently is a Certified Medical Assistant - MA in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice.
    • Current BLS card

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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