Catholic Health Initiatives Medical Assistant--Ortho Cast Tech in GIG HARBOR, Washington

Medical Assistant--Ortho Cast Tech


CHI Franciscan Health has an opportunity for a Medical Assistant/Cast Tech to join the team at Franciscan Orthopedic Associates.

Work with a team of RNs, Medical Assistants, Cast Techs and X-Ray Techs in a busy clinic with five providers!

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

About Your Position:

As a Medical Assistant, you will work as a member of a care team to provide care and support to patients under the direction of a physician or mid-level provider.

You will perform basic patient care functions under direction of Provider and within scope of responsibility. Basic patient care includes preparing patients for Provider, obtaining and recording vital signs and patient information, performing basic lab and phlebotomy procedures, and other similar tasks within scope of certification. An incumbent also performs front and back office duties, such as scheduling appointments, maintaining inventories, and cleaning/preparing exam rooms.

Incumbents are also accountable for adhering to department and hospital safety, risk management, standard precautions standards, policies and procedures related to the assigned Clinic Practice.

As a Medical Assistant, you will work as a member of a care team to provide care and support to patients under the direction of a physician or mid-level provider.

Your daily responsibilities will include the following:

  • Greets and prepares patients for Medical Care Provider; obtains and records vital signs and other appropriate information such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problems; positions, drapes and cleans up after examinations under Provider supervision; provides patient mobility assistance as necessary.

  • Performs basic lab and phlebotomy procedures, draws blood and performs EKG’s and laboratory procedures, administers approved medications via oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular or intradermal routes, informs patients of lab results, and mails reports to patients, under the supervision of provider.

  • Documents, in the electronic medical record, medical visits/procedures performed by healthcare providers in accordance with established procedures.

  • Prepares, cleans and sterilizes instruments; disposes of contaminated items in accordance with established standards; keeps exam rooms clean, orderly and well stocked; maintains adequate inventory of supplies; anticipates provider’s need for medications, supplies, and equipment and plans accordingly.

  • Schedules appointments to include office visits, ultrasound, non-stress tests and processes/authorizes referrals to other Medical Care Providers, Clinics and facilities as instructed; works with the other CHI-FH Departments in scheduling appointments for mutual clients.

  • May perform front office clerical duties such as billing, collection and registration functions, verifying insurance and collecting co-payments.

  • May perform medical scribe duties under the direct supervision and review of the attending provider and in compliance with the FMG Medical Scribe Program Policy.

  • Performs telephone communication functions; giving clear information both verbally and in writing.

  • Adheres to and exhibits CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.


Education/Work Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (or GED equivalent) and completion of a Medical Assistant certification program at an accredited institution that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.

  • One year experience as a Medical Assistant preferred.


  • Current certification by the State of Washington as a Medical Assistant.

Job Patient Care Support


Daily Schedule 7:30am to 5:30pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0123744