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UT Health Medical Assistant I/ II/ III for Colorectal Surgery - Houston, TX in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Medical Assistant I/ II/ III for Colorectal Surgery - Houston, TX

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190002O9

Position Summary:

This position is for a medical assistant who will also be focused on scheduling surgeries for a team of physicians that perform colorectal procedures. It will be located in Smith Tower or 6550 Fannin in Houston's medical center. 80% of your time will deal with the scheduling piece, and the other remaining work will revolve around room prep and helping with patient care. You should have clinical experience as well as comfort with doing scheduling. Our medical assistants function as a member of the surgical clinical team performing a supportive role in the delivery of patient care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.

This is a full-time position that only works Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. UTHealth offers amazing benefits including top-notch healthcare at almost no cost to our employees. There is also an excellent retirement plan as well. This isn't just another job, but a great career move. The office is in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. This position is classified as non-exempt.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction.

  2. Effectively participates in planning and preparing for patient visits ensuring appropriate schedules, test results, and clinic specific requirements are available.

  3. Rooms patients consistent with clinic needs while determining and documenting chief complaint and reason for visit, vital signs, medication list, allergies, smoking history and other information as required by clinic. Keeps patients informed of delays and progress of clinical appointments.

  4. As required and competency validated, performs appropriate hearing and vision testing, EKG, spirometry, point of care testing, specimen collection, equipment cleaning/reprocessing and other requested procedures.

  5. Prepares and stocks rooms (daily/weekly) and clinic supplies in advance of clinic visit as well as cleaning rooms appropriately between patients.

  6. Prepares for and assists with routine and specialty procedures.

  7. Schedules patients for follow up appointments or referrals and performs routine clerical duties for team and staff to include photocopying, scanning and faxing.

  8. Performs telephone messaging and in person screening with appropriate follow up.

  9. Responds to emergency situations.

  10. Respects and maintains privacy and confidentiality per HIPPA guidelines.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Functions as a member of the clinical team performing a supportive role in the delivery of patient care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction.

  2. Effectively participates in planning and preparing for patient visits ensuring appropriate schedules, test results, and clinic specific requirements are available.

  3. Rooms patients consistent with clinic needs while determining and documenting chief complaint and reason for visit, vital signs, medication list, allergies, smoking history and other information as required by clinic. Keeps patients informed of delays and progress of clinical appointments.

  4. As required and competency validated, performs appropriate hearing and vision testing, EKG, spirometry, point of care testing, specimen collection, equipment cleaning/reprocessing and other requested procedures.

  5. Prepares and stocks rooms (daily/weekly) and clinic supplies in advance of clinic visit as well as cleaning rooms appropriately between patients.

  6. Prepares for and assists with routine and specialty procedures.

  7. Schedules patients for follow up appointments or referrals and performs routine clerical duties for team and staff to include photocopying, scanning, and faxing.

  8. Performs telephone messaging and in person screening with appropriate follow up.

  9. Respects and maintains privacy and confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Use and care of standard clinic equipment

Basic Life Support (BLS) certified

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent

Completion of an approved Medical Assistant training program preferred

Minimum Experience:

Six months experience or completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training Program.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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