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UT Health Medical Assistant II - UT Health - Child Protection-Path Program (TMC) in Texas

Medical Assistant II - UT Health - Child Protection-Path Program (TMC)

Texas

Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190001ZR

Position Summary:

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

The PATH Program at UT Physicians is a unique day treatment

program for children and adolescents with complex medical issues who also have

behavioral or emotional challenges. Participants in the program may have

gastrointestinal illness, diabetes, asthma, seizures, chronic pain, somatoform

disorders, or other complex health problems. For many PATH patients,

traditional clinic and hospital care has not been able to meet all of their

needs, resulting in repeated outpatient visits and hospitalizations. These

children and their families often experience impairment in functioning at home,

school, and work as a result of the stress associated with the child’s

illness.

The PATH

Program provides family focused integrated care, with individualized treatment

plans that aim to help children achieve their highest potential level of

functioning. The Program offers a nurturing environment that allows

children and families to participate in activities and therapy in a climate of

healing five days per week – while also providing access to all the services

that are available to patients admitted to Children’s Memorial Hermann

Hospital, including consultation with specialists and comprehensive diagnostic

testing. Family involvement includes nursing and nutrition education

sessions, multidisciplinary team meetings, family therapy, and involvement in

multifamily group therapy. Instruction in a skills-based curriculum

focuses on mindfulness, cognitive and behavioral coping strategies, and healthy

emotional expression.

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 HIPAA guidelines.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Use and care of standard clinic equipment

Basic Life Support (BLS) certified

Certification (CMA, RMA, CCMA, NCMA) preferred

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent

Completion of an approved Medical Assistant training program

Minimum Experience:

One year of related experience

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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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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