Title:  BCM Temporary - Medical Assistant

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $16.75 - $17.75
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  4892

This is a temporary Medical Assistant position for 2-3 months.  This position is not eligible for health benefits but is eligible for retirement benefits (401a and 403b).

Location: Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston, 1934 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77002

Parking Cost: $8/day at the meters and St. Joseph garage across the street is $10/day


Position requires exceptional communication and customer service skills, experience, and proficiency with patient registration functions. There is a strong preference for work experience with people who have mental health needs.  Candidate must be punctual, dependable, and flexible with assignments.  This position reports to the medical provider on duty for clinical supervision and to the Lead MA and Director of Clinical Operations for administrative supervision. Daily work hours may vary with minimal evening or weekend hours.  The scope of service includes comprehensive primary medical and behavioral healthcare for homeless adults and limited pediatric care.  

Job Duties

Administrative Duties:
• Registers patients, verifies patient information and insurance.
• Answers phone, makes appointments.
• Gathers data for reports.
• Assists with Quality Improvement projects.
• Performs other tasks or special assignments as necessary. 


Clinical Duties:
• Supports clinical provider and care team to ensure coordinated care for patients.
• Maintains proper documentation in patient’s electronic medical record.
• Helps to maintain a clean, well-stocked and organized clinic environment.
• Performs phlebotomy and waive testing.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED and completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
  • One year of relevant experience preferred.
  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant through an accredited professional organization (AAMA, AMT, ARMA, NCCT, NAHP, NHA, NAHP, AMCA, or NRMA) preferred.  New employees who are not currently certified, must obtain certification within six months of employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Epic EMR
  • Experience working with homeless/medically underserved people and people with mental illness
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Experience with patient management and electronic medical records systems
  • Self-directed with good organizational skills
  • Communicates and works well within a collaborative team environment


Application instructions:  Please upload a copy of your current MA certification/registration.

For additional questions, please email tempneeds@bcm.edu. 


Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.