Title:  BCM Temporary - Medical Assistant

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $18 - $21 / hour
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  14460


This is a temporary position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The assignment may last from 6 weeks - 10 weeks. This position is not eligible for benefits. 


The Medical Assistant will deliver patient care in an ambulatory care setting. This role will have patient care responsibilities in an ambulatory setting and provides clerical/administrative support in The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor Psychology Clinic. This role will provide guidance to other entry-level assistants in the clinic. The Medical Assistant will be responsible for triaging patients via televideo.

Job Duties

  • Collects patient history, performs medication reconciliation, and enters information in the electronic medical record.
  • Responsible for triaging patients via tele-video.
  • Notes the primary complaint/reason for the patient's visit.
  • Sets up instruments and equipment for the physician.
  • Assists with procedures as needed.
  • Administers medication under the direction/order of a supervising physician.
  • Instructs patients on general care and medical procedures.
  • Maintains patient and service rooms in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Schedules patient tests, procedures, and appointments.
  • Conducts patient outreach phone calls and post-visit follow-ups.
  • Performs clerical/administrative responsibilities such as filing and/or scanning patient medical records, obtaining lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, and referral information.
  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs, venipuncture (blood draws), collecting specimens, EKGs/ECGs, and POCTs.
  • Takes inventory of clinic supplies and order supplies as needed.
  • Sorts and distributes clinic mail and medical records to the appropriate clinic personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
  • No experience is required.
  • 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

  • Two years of experience as a Medical Assistant.



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.