Kaiser Permanente Medical Assistant - Registered- Head & Neck (temporary 40hr/wk) in Bellevue, Washington

Provide support to the registered nurse, physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner in the delivery of care. Work under the supervision of registered nurses and at the direction of MDs, PAs, or ARNPs. Collect and document patient's medical history. Provide appropriate information to patients and families.

Essential Responsibilities:

Collection of selected data about health status of the patient. Determines consumer's purpose for visit, concerns and educational/physical needs. Checks and records consumer's vital signs. Records pertinent data on the consumer's 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 patient's 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 KFHPW's 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.

Basic Qualifications:


Basic Qualifications:

Candidate is currently or has recently finished their externship with a Kaiser Permanente of WA clinic.


Currently enrolled in an accredited Medical Assistant Program

High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is required by date of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

Knowledge and skills listed on the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Medical Assistant Competencies/Skills Inventory.

Will be eligible for Medical Assistant-Interim license within three (3) months and Medical Assistant-Certified within one (1) year of hire date.

The ability to pass all eligibility requirements per the Washington State Department of Health for the Registered Medical Assistant.

Preferred Qualifications:



TITLE: Medical Assistant - Registered- Head & Neck (temporary 40hr/wk)

LOCATION: Bellevue, Washington


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.