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Title:  Medical Assistant II

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Schedule:  M-F 8-5 with some late shifts
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $30,962 - $39,477
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  5377
Summary

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 at our River Oaks location. This person will assist in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of the physician. Main responsibilities include interviewing patient, measuring vital signs (ie. pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight and height) and record information on patient electronic chart using EPIC. Shifts will include 7:30-4:30; 8:00-5:00; 9:30-6:30 Monday- Friday.

 

The Medical Assistant, under supervision of the Clinic Nurse Manager (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 selected 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. 

 

Work location:  River Oaks Clinic

Job Duties
  • Conducts pre-visit planning by reviewing and updating patient charts prior to appointment with recent test results and correspondence and determines needed services per practice protocol.
  • Confers with physician regarding any incomplete patient tests/consults or other incomplete orders prior to patient visit.
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment by escorting them from the waiting area to the exam room and taking histories and vital signs.
  • Prepares, cleans and maintains exam and treatment rooms.
  • Contributes to timely and efficient patient flow.
  • Gives injections; assists with EKGs, OB/GYN exams, etc. as needed; and provides other patient care services as directed.
  • Prepare laboratory and/or imaging test results to be reviewed by physician and then contact patient with results per practice protocol. 
  • Performs medication reconciliation at each office visit, administers medication upon physician order. 
  • Coordinates care with disease management or case management programs.
  • Conducts post-visit care in accordance with the care management protocols of the practice.
  • Responds to medication refill requests per practice protocol.
  • Prepares and maintains clinical supplies and equipment.
  • Triages and responds to patient communications within practice policy.
  • Assists with scheduling tests and treatments, pre-certifying patients for hospital care and/or procedures, and processing referrals to other providers.
  • Contributes to the development of policies and procedures.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Creates, copies and files patient files, records and other information as needed.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality.
  • Treats staff, physicians, visitors and patients with dignity and respect.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED and completion of a Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant through an accredited professional organization (AAMA, AMT, ARMA, NCCT, NAHP, NHA, NAHP, AMCA, or NRMA).

 

 

 

 

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

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