Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The Disability Resources for Students (DRS) Office, in collaboration with the UW School of Medicine, seeks a Temporary , Hourly Program Assistant to provide direct accommodation services for a medical student. This paid hourly position is an exciting opportunity to experience a medical student clerkship rotation first-hand. It is a great way to gain familiarity with a medical environment and see a "day in the life" of a medical student's clinical rotation.

Applicants must have a strong understanding of medical anatomy and terminology, and medical training sufficient to follow instructions to complete physical maneuvers necessary for patient examination. We are seeking candidates that are resourceful, reliable, engaged, professional, and have relevant experience working with patients. This position will report to School of Medicine staff and DRS staff.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all.

Job Hours for Temporary Hourly Employee

5-12 hours per shift, specific time of day and hours per week vary based on the DRS student’s schedule. Ideal candidates can give at 2 quarter commitment.


Attend all clinical activities to which DRS student is assigned; arrive early when needed.

• Receive and interpret instructions verbally and/or electronically
• Assist DRS student in accessing any reports, values, findings, or imaging as part of patient care
• Assist DRS student in gathering appropriate supplies for patient encounters
• Assist DRS student in navigating infrastructure of patient room (e.g. opening doors) as needed, moving furniture/equipment, making space for the student to enable direct access to their patient
• Assist DRS student with maneuvering and positioning patient during a physical exam
• Assist DRS student by handing to them their adaptive examination equipment when performing physical exams
• Under verbal direction of DRS student, perform directed physical maneuvers and/or assist DRS student with performing medical examinations, including but not limited to:

      o       Head and neck examination including oto/ophthalmoscope placement
o       Cardiac examination, including stethoscope placement
o       Pulmonary examination, including stethoscope placement and percussion
o       Abdominal examination, including percussion
o       Extremity (arms and legs) examination
o       Lymph node palpation
o       Neurological examination, including muscle strength testing

• Assist DRS student with donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Assist DRS student with scrubbing in for procedures, gowning, and other sanitizing requirements
• Assist DRS student in performing other clinical duties as directly requested by Clinical Director or Faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent


Two years of full-time clerical experience


Equivalent education/experience.

Strongly Desired

• Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy
• Demonstrated ability to perform physical maneuvers required in a complete physical examination
• Ability to collaborate with staff and work one-on-one with DRS student.
• Ability to follow and give instructions with attention to detail.
• Strong communication skills; oral and written.
• Competency in working with a diverse population.
• Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting.


• Completion of at least one year of medical training.
• Experience working with students and or adults with disabilities.
• Knowledge of assistive technologies for people with disabilities.
• Pattern of excellent attendance and punctuality in prior positions.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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