Medical assistants (MAs) are vital to delivering world-class care to patients—and one way MAs can serve patients close to home is by working in one of our dozens of clinics in Western Washington. There are opportunities in major metropolitan areas, seaside communities and small cities with big scenery and even bigger heart—and many positions offer sign-on bonuses. Read on for caregiver perspectives and five reasons to work with us as a clinic MA.
Reason 1: Everyone’s voice is heard
Working at Providence Swedish, MAs are part of an extraordinary team where they are seen, heard and valued for their voice and contribution. MA Petra feels this wholeheartedly. She says she loves working with us because, unlike at past jobs, she’s able to freely share her thoughts and ideas. “Management hears you when you have a complaint or a suggestion on what would work better. People’s voices are heard here, and I think that’s super important.”
Reason 2: There are ongoing opportunities to learn
Our goal is to help every caregiver, including MAs, achieve their highest possible career potential. The sky’s the limit! Petra appreciates being able to grow in her career by working alongside caregivers who offer a wide variety of expertise. She says, “I get to go to different clinics and learn a lot of different ways of caring for patients with different specialties and in different care settings.”
Senior MA Lindy agrees, saying, “Something I truly appreciate is the many opportunities and resources for growth in your current career path, or if you’re wanting to further your education. That includes scholarships, educational programs and money toward tuition.”
Reason 3: All are welcome here
At Providence Swedish, we’re committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. We’re a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued.
Petra says she feels this commitment when she comes to work every day. “The culture here is unique,” she says. “There are so many different backgrounds and ethnicities and minds all coming together for the greater good, all taking care of our patients.”
Reason 4: Employees are supported so they can live their best lives
We take care of our caregivers, too, offering comprehensive benefits plus elective benefits that support employees in all aspects of their lives. Lindy says, “We have access to resources that help me stay physically active and mentally well. They provide free counseling both online and in person, discounts to the gym, resources for legal matters, financial advising…the list goes on. I have utilized quite a few of them myself and have been able to find resources for my coworkers as well.”
Reason 5: Providence Swedish clinics are part of a leading health care organization
Clinic caregivers are backed by one of the largest health systems in the country, which enables access to cutting-edge tools and technologies to advance in their careers. Collectively, our medical groups and affiliate practices are the third largest group in the country with over 11,000 providers, 900 clinics and 30,000 caregivers—and the Providence family of organizations has 51 hospitals across seven western states, so there’s always a place to grow.
At Providence Swedish, MAs are not simply valued—they’re invaluable. If you’re interested in becoming a medical assistant in one of our clinics, view all jobs.