Medical Assistant I
The Medical Assistant I at HHH provides quality patient care to patients in a family practice outpatient setting. The scope of services include comprehensive healthcare for homeless men, women, and children. This position reports to the physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant on duty for clinical supervision and to the Director of Clinical Operations for administrative supervision. Daily work hours are Monday through Friday with occasional weekend hours.
•Supports clinical provider and care team to ensure coordinated care for patients
•Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs and performing procedures within scope (e.g. EKG, ear lavage, vaccines and Point Of Care Tests).
•Collects patient histories, performs medication reconciliation and enters information into EMR.
•Sets up instruments and equipment according to department protocol.
•Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned which may include: scan patient medical records; obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information; completing forms/requisitions as needed.
•Takes an inventory of clinic supplies and informs assigned designee of ordering needs.
•Performs phlebotomy and prepares lab specimens for transport to lab. Assists in lab tracking.
•Helps to maintain a clean, organized clinic environment with properly stocked exam rooms.
•Answers telephones and schedules appointments.
•Participates in quality improvement initiatives in clinic.
•Verifies patient insurance eligibility
•Performs other tasks or special assignments as necessary to maintain proper operation and patient care.
- High school diploma or GED and completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
- No experience required.
- Current certification as a Medical Assistant through an accredited professional organization (AAMA, AMT, ARMA, NCCT, NAHP, NHA, NAHP, AMCA, or NRMA). New employees who are not currently certified, must obtain certification within six months of employment.
- Self-directed with good organizational skills
- Communicates and works well within a collaborative team environment
- Sensitive in working with homeless/medically underserved populations
- BLS Certification
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.