Medical Assistant – Primary Care Float (28 hours Puyallup)

Medical Assistant - Primary Care Float (28 hours Puyallup)

Medical Assistant – Primary Care Float (28 hours Puyallup)

Medical Assistant – Primary Care Float (28 hours Puyallup)

Primary Location Puyallup, Washington

Job Number 1139601

Date posted 12/19/2022



$6,500 sign-on bonus eligible

Job Summary:

Over 700,000 people are currently served by Kaiser Permanente Washington, and that number is rising. We are looking for excellent team members who thrive on providing an exceptional experience for our members and patients since we think that achieving total wellness for our members requires cooperation. Kaiser Permanente Washington has earned recognition as a top workplace that values diversity, encourages cooperation, employs mentorship, and promotes a happy, healthy work environment.

Our commitment to delivering an exceptional patient experience depends on the contribution of our Medical Assistants (MA), who play a crucial role. You will work with exceptional nurses, doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners as an MA at Kaiser Permanente to deliver the highest caliber of care.  Join us in our mission to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.


Essential Responsibilities:

gathering of certain patient health-related data. determines the client's visit's objective, their issues, and their physical and educational needs. examines and notes the vital signs of the client. information that is relevant to the medical file of the patient. Determines when a situation is urgent or emergency and promptly directs it to a doctor or nurse. collaborates with other members of the medical team to design the nursing care plan. contributes relevant data to the nursing plan of care and communicates it to the proper professional provider. executes the nursing plan of care in accordance with the requirements of the position and the team in a safe and thorough manner. accurately and properly records information.

communicates in every interaction with care and individuality. takes part in arranging and facilitating the patient's care. Effectively collaborates and interacts with other team members to complete the job. Identifies and communicates plainly apparent psychological, cultural, and/or emotional needs. confirms that the patient is aware of the visit's goal. explains and orients patients, their families, and other important people to the members of the healthcare team, the resources they can access, and how to do so. takes part in KFHPW's policy and procedure orientation for new customers. shows understanding of the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Consumers.

Gives instructions to the patient's family and other important people in accordance with the educational plan that the professional provider has developed. delivering teaching in accordance with student needs and the nursing plan of care. promotes patient adherence to treatment and medical regimens. Provides the patient with preventive care information that is appropriate for his or her age, sex, and health state, as directed by the professional provider. uses the resources for health education that are at hand. To improve the patient's general health status, reinforce the strategy with them.

accurately records a few procedures and observations on the patient's history. follows KFHPW documentation guidelines. offers a secure, confidential, and comfortable atmosphere for each patient. gives each patient a safe environment and complies with KFHPW safety regulations. follows the KFHPW's guidelines for infection management.

shows accountability and responsibility for the practice, ongoing improvement, and self-evaluation. owns up to their educational requirements and takes part in initiatives to satisfy them. takes part in student instruction and staff orientation events. participates in the completion of the self- and colleague/team performance evaluation process with managers. consistently exhibits an appearance that adheres to the KFHPW dress code.


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Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A



  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
  • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program prior to starting date/transfer or equivalent Military experience with the ability to obtain MA-I prior to start date.


License, Certification, Registration

  • Basic Life Support required at hire
  • Interim Medical Assistant Certificate (Washington) required at hire OR Medical Assistant Certificate (Washington) required at hire


Additional Requirements:

  • If hired as MA-I, one must obtain MA-C prior to the expiration of the MA-I credential.
  • Knowledge and skills listed on the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Medical Assistant Competencies/Skills Inventory.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


Primary Location: Washington, Puyallup, Puyallup Medical Center

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 28

Shift: Variable

Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM

Working Hours End: 05:00 PM

Job Schedule: Part-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J02|SEIU|SEIU Service Unit

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Department: Tacoma Specialty Center – Primary Care – APC Float – 1130

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time


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