Medical Assistant II - UT Health - Child Protection-Path Program (TMC)
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 190001ZR
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
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
Position Key Accountabilities:
Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction.
Effectively participates in planning and preparing for patient visits ensuring appropriate schedules, test results, and clinic specific requirements are available.
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.
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.
Prepares and stocks rooms (daily/weekly) and clinic supplies in advance of clinic visit as well as cleaning rooms appropriately between patients.
Prepares for and assists with routine and specialty procedures.
Schedules patients for follow up appointments or referrals and performs routine clerical duties for team and staff to include photocopying, scanning and faxing.
Performs telephone messaging and in person screening with appropriate follow up.
Responds to emergency situations.
Respects and maintains privacy and confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Use and care of standard clinic equipment
Basic Life Support (BLS) certified
Certification (CMA, RMA, CCMA, NCMA) preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
High school diploma or equivalent
Completion of an approved Medical Assistant training program
One year of related experience
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.
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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