Assists nursing staff by performing designated duties related to patient care in a manner conducive to their safety, comfort, and welfare. Adheres to instructions given by the nursing/medical staff and performs only those duties as described in the EST skills list and in accordance with established standards. All care provided is documented per department standards. Demonstrates strong communication skills in dealing with staff and consumers, and projects a professional demeanor. Participates in classes and skills labs, continuing education, and current CPR certification.
Assists nursing staff by performing designated duties related to patient care in a manner conducive to their safety, comfort, and welfare (obtains vital signs, EKG's, basic wound care, etc). Documents care in electronic medical record.
Maintains supplies per department standards.
Demonstrates good knowledge and practice of sterile and isolation techniques.
Assists with instructing patient in crutch walking.
Applies splints and orthopedic appliances under the direction of the RN or practitioner. Functions as a phlebotomist as directed by the RN or practitioner.
Basic Qualifications: Experience
Minimum one (1) year of clinical experience in a emergency department or urgent care setting. Education
High School Diploma/GED. License, Certification, Registration
Medical Assistant - Registered OR must apply within seven (7) days of hire.
Medical Assistant - Phlebotomist credential or must complete training program andsubmit application within ninety (90) days of starting training program.
Washington State Department of Health issued credential.
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification OR must be obtained within ninety (90) days of hire.
Approved training program through Kaiser Laboratory Services.
Basic computer skills.
Knowledge and skill in emergency services protocols, patient safety, and clinical standards.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, visitors, and clinical staff.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Two (2) years of clinical experience in an emergency department or urgent care setting.
Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program.
Medical Assistant-Certified credential or Interim Medical Assistant-Certified credential by date of hire/transfer.
Washington State Department of Health issued credential. Interim credential expires one (1) year from date of issuance.