Title:  Medical Assistant I

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,147-$34,178
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  1790
Job Purpose

The Medical Assistant I performs a variety of duties and provides quality patient care to the sick or injured or others requiring medical services.  The scope of services include comprehensive healthcare for homeless men, women, and children.  This position reports to the physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant 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.

Job Responsibilities

Administrative Duties:

  • Patient Registration and check in.
  • Verifies patient insurance eligibility.
  • Gathers data for reports and certifications including UDS and PCMH.
  • Collates and verifies encounter forms.
  • Scans documentation related to the clinical visit.
  • Answers phone calls.
  • Schedules patient appointments.


Job Responsibilities (continued)

Clinical Duties:

  • Supports clinical provider and care team to ensure coordinated care for patients
  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs, drawing blood and performs EKG's and POCT's.
  • Notes the primary complaint/reason for visit and briefly reviews lab values and identifies if patient has concerns regarding lab values.
  • Collects patient histories, performs medication reconciliation and enters information into EMR.
  • Sets up instruments and equipment according to department protocol.
  • Maintains patient and services rooms in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Fulfills 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.
  • Takes an inventory of clinic supplies and informs assigned designee of ordering needs.
  • Sorts clinic mail and files patient medical records.
  • Assists with patient examination and treatment
  • Stocks patient exam rooms
  • Helps to maintain a clean and organized clinic environment
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: High school diploma or GED and completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
  • None required.
  • Required: Current certification as a Medical Assistant through an accredited professional organization (CMA, RMA, NCMA or CCMA). New employees who are not currently certified, must obtain certification within six months of employment.





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