Title:  BCM Temporary - Medical Assistant

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $18 - $21 / hour
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  13778


Temporary position, the assignment may last approximately 2 -3 months.  This position is not eligible for benefits.  Parking $10 - $14 per day depending on garage location.


The section of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, and reliable Temp Medical Assistant to be a part of the Gastroenterology group to support our clinicians in providing services to patients. This person will have primarily MA responsibilities (performing routine patient care i.e. rooming/vitals) and limited procedure scheduling for GI providers. This position will assist in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of the physician. Main responsibilities include interviewing patients, measuring vital signs (i.e. pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), recording information on the patient electronic chart using EPIC, and working desktop messages for incoming calls/questions from patients. Shifts will be 8:00-5:00  Monday-Friday, with an hour lunch break. There are open vacancies for permanent hire depending on work performance and productivity. 


The Medical Assistant, under the supervision of the Clinic Nurses and practice providers, is responsible for assisting in the delivery of health care and patient care management. Candidate must possess a proactive, team-oriented attitude.  Performs select nursing and administrative duties using the principles of the team-based care of a patient-centered medical home, chronic care management models, and quality improvement.  It is the responsibility of this position to contribute to a patient-centric and customer-focused environment where the needs of the patients come first.

Job Duties

Serve as Medical Assistant, including, but not limited to:

  • Perform routine patient care responsibilities ex. rooming and vital signs.
  •  Note the primary complaint/reason for visit.
  • Collect patient histories and enter medications into medical record.
  • Maintain patient and services rooms in a neat and orderly condition. 
  • Fulfill clerical responsibilities as assigned, which may include: scan patient medical records; obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information; completing forms/requisitions as needed. 
  • Schedule and preprepare colonoscopy/EGD for when patient is in clinic for specific provider assigned.
  • Review patients' medications list and identify any medications which require attention or medications need to be stopped before the procedure.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant through an accredited professional organization (AAMA, AMT, ARMA, NCCT, NAHP, NHA, NAHP, AMCA, or NRMA). New employees who are not currently certified, must obtain certification within six months of employment.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through American Heart Association.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a Medical Assistant.
  • EMR experience.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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