Jul 22, 2021

Medical Assistant I - Infectious Disease First Hill

  • Swedish
  • Seattle, WA, USA

Job Description


Swedish Medical Group is looking for a Medical Assistant (1.0 FTE,Day Shift) to work in Infectious Disease First Hill at Swedish Medical Group in Seattle, WA.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

At Swedish, we’re passionate about healthcare for our caregivers. Full-time caregivers (0.75-1.0 FTE) who earn less than $60,000 per year will be offered the Swedish PPO Medical Plan with a $0 premium cost, including dependent coverage. Sign-on bonus $3,000 (new caregivers only).

Providence Medical Assistants are placed as Level I or II, based on experience with specific skill sets, certifications, and responsibilities.

As a Medical Assistant I, you will:

  • Greet and prepare patients for their appointment – confirm identity; record vital signs and other appropriate information, maintain medication and immunization records, and document all interactions
  • Prepare and maintain examination and treatment areas
  • Under the delegation of a licensed practitioner, you may:
  • Obtain specimens; perform required testing; administer medications; and administer vaccines
  • Assist or perform point-of-care tests and clinical procedures
  • Float to other clinics as needed

Medical Assistant II performs all the duties above as well as:

  • Front office tasks such as patient authorizations, scheduling, etc.
  • Increasingly advanced procedures with validated competencies
  • Follow procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous, infectious and pharmaceutical waste
  • Prepare, clean and sterilize, and/or reprocess instruments (autoclaving) and maintain equipment with validated competencies
  • Assist in orientation of new team members and model best practices
  • Provide timely communication and information to patients, families and practitioners
  • Consistently meet skill-based competency expectations
  • Promote organization mission, vision, and values and serve as an ambassador


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Six (6) months Medical Assistant experience to be eligible for Level II status
  • AHA-accredited Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Active National certification/registration:
  • Existing caregivers in the MA role as of 7/1/2021, will have 12 months to obtain their state or national MA certification
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with colleagues, patients, families, and visitors
  • Ability to treat people with respect, instill trust in others, and uphold our values
  • Flexibility to meet the changing needs of patients and clinics
  • Demonstrated PC skills (ex: MS Office and EHR use)
  • Awareness of current state, federal, and local laws relating to position and patient care
  • Expanded knowledge of vaccinations, medications, and their use, including brand and generic names related to the clinic/location supported
  • Compliance with all applicable infection control and safety procedures
  • Increasingly expanded knowledge of principles and practices governing MA role and the ability to apply them effectively
  • Ability to perform delegated work with minimal oversight
  • Ability to analyze, problem solve, and prioritize multiple tasks under pressure
  • High degree of accountability with increasing responsibilities
  • MA 1's, Required upon hire: Incumbent must obtain MA-R certification within 60 days of being hired

Preferred qualifications include:

Graduate of accredited school for medical assistants or an equivalent combination of course work, experience, and training to qualify to sit for your state or national Certification Exam

About the Swedish Medical Group:

Swedish Medical Group (SMG) is a successful, performance-driven division of Swedish Health Services, the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. The SMG network includes 128 primary care and specialty care clinics.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Medical Assistant

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Minor1 (WA191) 515 Minor Ave Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 294457