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Title:  Medical Assistant II

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581-$42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  8944

Summary

The section of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, and reliable Medical Assistant II to be a part of the Gastroenterology 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 limited procedure scheduling for General GI 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, blood pressure, weight and height), recording information on the patient electronic chart using EPIC and working desktop messages for incoming calls/questions from patients. 

The Medical Assistant, under supervision of the Clinic Nurses 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 Purpose

Competent level Medical Assistant who is proficient in delivering patient care in the ambulatory care setting. Performs patient care responsibilities and provides clerical/administrative support in a clinical setting. Provides guidance to entry level Medical Assistants.

Job Duties

  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs, venipuncture (blood draws), collect specimens, EKGs/ECGs, and POCTs.
  • Collects patient history, performs medication reconciliation and enters information in the electronic medical record.
  • Notes the primary complaint/reason for patient’s visit.
  • Sets up instruments and equipment for Physician.
  • Assist with procedures as needed.
  • Administer medication under direction / order of a supervising Physician.
  • Instructs Patients on general care and medical procedures.
  • Maintains patient and service rooms in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Schedules patient tests, procedures, and appointments.
  • Conduct patient outreach phone calls and post visit follow-ups.
  • Performs clerical/administrative responsibilities such as filing and/or scanning patient medical records, obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, and referral information.
  • Take inventory of clinic supplies and order supplies as needed.
  • Sorts and distributes clinic mail and medical records to the appropriate clinic personnel.

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).

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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