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Seattle, WA
University of Washington
Posted 01/05/2021
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

A higher degree of healthcare.
All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.

Teamwork. Community. Opportunity. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

UW Medical Center – Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE, 40 hours per week), day shift CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT to work at our COVID Testing Site. This is a great opportunity to be part of our local response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Medical Assistant will work 8 hour shifts, with rotating weekend shifts required. The COVID Testing Site is open 7am - 5:30pm, 7 days a week. This is a full time position (40 hours per week).

The Medical Assistant will play a multi-faceted role at the COVID Testing Site. The Medical Assistant will assist with patient sample collection, provide patient care coordination, and will play a key role ensuring smooth test site operations.

Set up and tear down the COVID Testing Site
  • Clean, organize, and restock supplies onsite
  • Maintain site cleanliness, wiping down all tables, chairs and similar surfaces
  • Call security to lock up testing site at the end of the day
  • Break down bags at the end of the day
  • Transport lab tubes to the appropriate departments

  • Greet patients and employees at garage test site
  • Direct individuals to the swabbing station
  • Pull, prep, and verify swab bag for utilization

  • Swab patients and employees at the COVID Testing Site
  • Verify patient demographics
  • Swab individuals and place sample in fridge

  • Schedule, change, and cancel appointments for tests
  • Review no-shows and call to reschedule
  • Maintain Reports for leadership

  • Other Testing Site Responsibilities
  • Monitor flow of collections site to ensure efficient workflow
  • Answer, log, and redirect phone calls regarding COVID 19
  • Monitor, respond and document employee health emails and in-basket for EPIC
  • Review patient appointments to ensure tests are completed in a timely manner
  • Review and make corrections to employee information on various digital platforms
  • Monitor test results and update Redcap
  • Prepare COVID specimen bags for swabbing
  • Complete check-ins in EPIC
  • Maintain communication with resource staff at UW Medicine

  • Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or other recognized regional or national accreditation board; OR equivalent education/experience.

  • Must be Washington State Medical Assistant-Certified or achieve this designation during the probationary period. Failure to achieve and/or maintain this designation will result in termination of employment.

  • At least 1 year of Medical Assistant work experience

  • UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


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