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Medical Assistant Float

Company: Optum
Location: Seattle
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Job Description:

This position is eligible for a sign on AND float bonus!

Hours: Full Time; Monday - Friday

The Float Medical Assistant’s role is to provide temporary support to all providers that may require clinical or front office support.  The Float MA’s communication, conduct and performance should support the Polyclinic’s efforts in becoming a High Performance Organization.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet customers into the practice and provide instruction and/or direction as necessary both on the phone and in person.

  • Obtain vital signs.

  • Administer approved medications outlined by WAC under provider’s direction.

  • Repeat patient concerns and relay physician direction.

  • Document patient care activities in the electronic medical record.

  • Assist the provider in procedures and treatments.

  • Schedule and coordinate all patient appointments as directed. 

  • Maintain an organized and clean work area, free of clutter.

  • Maintain clean exam rooms.

  • Stock and prepare exam rooms daily.

  • Practice safety and OSHA regulations in regards to biohazard waste and non-biohazard waste.

  • Complete all documentation and records with accuracy as directed or necessary for the patient’s care.

  • Order and maintain the inventory, and stock in the area according to the policies and procedures established by the Practice Management Dept. and Central Supply.

  • Meet or exceed the performance measures established by the PM Dept.

  • Follow established policy and procedures related to the position.

  • Participate and contribute in a team-based environment. 

  • Maintain a team supportive attendance record.

  • Understand and deliver quality care and service consistent with the Polyclinic’s efforts in becoming a High Performance Organization.

  • Follow OSHA/WISHA (including usage of PPE) guidelines.

  • Follow HIPAA regulations.

  • Adapt and perform effectively in a continuously changing environment, and in occasional difficult situations.

  • Communication, conduct and dress portray a professional quality at all times.

Preferred Experience and Credentials:

Education: High school diploma; additional education/professional development preferred.

Experience: One to two years of experience as a medical assistant, preferred.

Certification/Licensure:

  • Current Medical Assistant – Certified credential in Washington State

  • Current Interim Medical Assistant – Certified permit in Washington State

  • Required to obtain Medical Assistant – Certified credential in Washington State prior to the interim permit expiration date.


Employees are required to screen for symptoms using an approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe.

Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a worksite building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Interested in learning more about the healthcare field?  Let’s talk about our Medical Assistant opportunities and your career growth! 

Keywords: Optum, Seattle , Medical Assistant Float, Other , Seattle, Washington

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