Title:  Medical Assistant I

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm ; 8:00 am - 5:00
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  15687


The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a caring, compassionate and reliable medical assistant to support the clinicians providing primary care services to private practice patients. The  Medical Assistant  will assist in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of the physician. Main responsibilities include interviewing patient, measuring vital signs (i.e pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight and height) and record information on patient electronic chart using EPIC.

Job Duties

  • Greets patients and escorts them to exam rooms.
  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs, drawing blood, and in some cases administering tests such as EKGs.
  • Answers clinic telephones and resolves issues or routes calls to appropriate person. 
  • Collects patient histories, including medication reconciliation.
  • Collects and labels patient specimens for lab analysis.
  • Sets up instruments and equipment according to department protocol.
  • Schedules patient tests and appointments and prepares patient charts.
  • Maintains patient and services rooms in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Takes an inventory of clinic supplies and orders new supplies and equipment.
  • Sorts clinic mail and files patient medical records.
  • Floats to other FCM clinic locations.
  • Educates patients about their conditions and self-care.
  • Assists providers in filling out health related paperwork for patients.
  • Orders supplies.
  • Staffs central college sites (eg. COVID testing site).
  • Cross trains to gain proficiency in staffing Comm Center, monitoring inventory and converting visits to virtual appointments.  
  • Assists with scheduling and checking in of  patients. 
  • Monitors assigned provider baskets, complete high priority messages and address incoming patient encounters. 

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, NHA, NAHP, or AMCA). 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

  • Prior healthcare experience.
  • Experience with Medical Terminology.
  • Types at a minimum of 40 WPM. 
  • Bilingual ( English & another language).

Position Specific Requirements

  • The ideal candidate for this position should already hold their Medical Assistant certification.



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.