Kaiser Permanente Medical Assistant in Tacoma, Washington

Provides support to the registered nurse, physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner in the delivery of care. Works under the supervision of registered nurses and at the direction of MDs, PAs, or ARNPs.

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.

  • 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. Administers injectable medications within the scope of Washington State Health Care Assistant certification and as authorized by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington.

Basic Qualifications: Experience

  • N/A

Education

  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • Graduate of accredited program as Medical Assistant.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Medical Assistant-Certified credential or Interim Medical Assistant-Certified credential by date of hire/transfer.

  • Washington State Department of Health issued credential or Interim credential which expires 1 year from date of issuance.

  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification or must obtain within 90 days of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Medical Assistant

LOCATION: Tacoma, Washington

REQNUMBER: 687554

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.