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Title:  Medical Assistant II

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  8163

Summary

The section of General Internal Medicine (GIM) is seeking a competent and reliable Medical Assistant II to be a part of the GIM group to support our clinicians providing services to patients. This person will have primarily MAII responsibilities (performing routine patient care i.e. rooming/vitals) and scheduling for GIM providers. This position 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, manual blood pressure, weight and height) and record information on the patient electronic chart using EPIC. Shifts will include 7:30-4:30; 8:00-5:00; 8:30-5:30;9:00-6:00 Monday- Friday.

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

Job Duties

  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities ex. rooming and vital signs.
  • Documents the primary complaint/reason for the visit.
  • Collects patient social history, enters/reconciles medications into patient's chart, and update patient's pharmacy.
  • Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned, which may include: scan patient medical records; obtain outside labs/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information; completing forms/requisitions as needed during the visit.  
  • Performs clinic procedures: For example, point of care influenza, strep, pregnancy, and HemoglobinA1c test, urine dipstick, 12-Lead EKG, ear irrigation, administers immunizations/medications (intramuscular injections), provides nebulizer treatment, sets up pap smear tray, and assists provider with wound care, and, PPD placement.
  • Maintains refrigerator temperature log.  
  • Stocks exam rooms with needed supplies and forms. Makes a list of clinic supplies, immunization, and medication needed before using the last stock.
  • Responsible for handling patient calls, refill requests, refill responses, MyChart refill requests, patient MyChart messages, result notes, staff messages and, letters.
  • Works with providers on extended clinic hours and assign to cover clinic during lunchtime.
  • Transports patient to the Emergency Center when necessary.
  • Gives handover report to staff when leaving early for the day.

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).

Preferred Qualifications

  • BLS/CPR certified
  • Organized, self-motivated, teamwork, works well under pressure, multitasking.
  • Some MA experience.

Other

Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually.

 

 

 

 

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

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