Title:  Medical Assistant I

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,147 - $35,888
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  6593


The Section of Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology is seeking a minimally novice Medical Assistant who is proficient in delivering patient care in the ambulatory care setting and a basic general knowledge of medical assisting work. Performs patient care responsibilities and provides clerical/administrative support in a clinical setting. This position will be assisting in the overall day-to-day operations of the Rheumatology Clinical Practice at the BSLMC-McNair Campus. Our Rheumatology currently consists of six (6) Rheumatology physicians and will be part of a team of three (3) other medical assistants and one (1) nurse. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm.

Job Duties

  • Collects patient history, performs medication reconciliation and enters information in the electronic medical record.
  • Notes the primary complaint/reason for patient’s visit.
  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs.
  • Assists with the check-in and initial vital signs of patients for six rheumatology providers.
  • Sets up instruments and equipment for Physician.
  • Assist with our providers as needed when ultrasound-guided injections are needed.
  • Maintains patient and service rooms in a neat and orderly condition. Take inventory of clinic supplies and order supplies as needed.
  • Assists with maintaining stock of clinical supplies and inventory supplies needed for use of operations of the day-to-day clinic operations. The Rheumatology practice currently has ten exam rooms.
  • Assists the rheumatology RN with scheduling flu shot patients and other prior authorizations for medications as ordered by the physicians.
  • Schedules patient tests, procedures, and appointments and also assists with ensuring patients are properly set up for virtual/video visits once checked in.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED and 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer prior rheumatology background, but not required.
  • Experience with BCM's MRN system: EPIC.
  • Prior experience with processing and completing prior authorization tasks for medications.





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