Title:  Medical Assistant II - Cardiology

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $46,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  13275

Summary

The Department of Medicine - Cardiology section at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a reliable Medical Assistant who is proficient in delivering patient care in a high-paced, ambulatory care setting. The ideal candidate will perform patient care responsibilities and provides clerical/administrative support in a clinical setting. The candidate will assist in the overall day to day patient care and clinical operations of the Cardiology clinical practice at McNair Campus.

This position will work closely with all members of cardiology, including Physicians, Mid-Levels, other Medical Assistants, Nurses, Schedulers, Echo Technologists, other members of diagnostic team, front desk staff, admin team and patients so effective, professional and friendly communication and interaction skills are required. 

Job Duties

  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs, EKGs/ECGs, and POCTs.
  • Collects patient history, performs medication reconciliation, and enters information in the electronic medical record.
  • Performs chart prep, appointment reminders.
  • Notes the primary complaint/reason for patient’s visit.
  • Sets up instruments and equipment for Physician.
  • Assists with procedures as needed.
  • Administers 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 as needed
  • Conducts patient outreach phone calls and post visit follow-ups as needed
  • Performs clerical/administrative responsibilities such as filing and/or scanning patient medical records, obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, and referral information.
  • Sorts and distributes clinic mail and medical records to the appropriate clinic personnel.
  • Processes faxes, initiates prior authorizations for medications.
  • Performs EKG and placement of Holter Monitor/Event Monitor for patients.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED and completion of a Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration Required: Current certification as a Medical Assistant through an accredited professional organization (AAMA, AMT, ARMA, NCCT, NAHP, NHA, NAHP, AMCA, or NRMA).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through American Heart Association. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of cardiology experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with EPIC.

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 requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

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

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