Medical Assistant and Certified Medical Assistant - Urgent Care (Multiple Locations)

 
Position: Medical Assistant and Certified Medical Assistant - Urgent Care (Multiple Locations)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Medical Assistant

Shift: Evenings and Weekends

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Urgent Care offers high-quality, efficient and affordable after-hours patient care in convenient community locations. Staffed by board-certified pediatricians who have privileges at Texas Children’s Hospital, our Urgent Care team can diagnose and treat a wide variety of common pediatric ailments, illnesses and conditions, including: asthma, strep throat, fever, minor burns, influenza, ear infections, allergic reactions and more. We also provide procedures such as antibiotic injections, breathing treatments, fracture care and splinting, IV (intravenous) fluids, lab services, laceration repair and x-rays on-site.

Summary:

We are searching for Urgent Care Medical Assistants and Certified Medical Assistants – someone who works well in a fast-paced

hospital setting. In this position, you will gather information, assess and provide direct care to patients. You will work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team to render population appropriate care for low-acuity pediatric patients. You will provide population appropriate care for one or more of the following age groups routinely: Neonate, Infant, Toddler, Preschool Age, School Age, Adolescent and Adult.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Considers population in approach to and preparation of child
  • Positions and handles child based on an understanding of developmental population
  • Implements safety measures that are appropriate to population
  • Uses age appropriate equipment and supplies
  • Communicates appropriately with each population group and their family
  • Collects and documents vital signs, height/weight and reason for visit with 100% accuracy
  • Graphs data per site protocol with 100% accuracy
  • Assists provider, as directed, during treatments, examinations and testing as directed by provider and within scope of site
  • Keeps rooms stocked with supplies per site protocol
  • Documents administration of medication and immunizations in the medical record per site protocol


Qualifications:

  • High school graduate, GED or equivalent
  • Basic Life Support certification required
  • Graduation from an accredited school of medical assisting preferred
  • Active Nursing School Enrollment or approved EMS training course preferred
  • Minimum of 12 months of related work experience preferred
  • Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment
  • Knowledge of related OSHA and CLIA/COLA guidelines and requirements, general office tasks, confidentiality and filing system
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to use thermometer, scales, sphygmomanometer/stethoscope, butterfly needles, hearing/vision screening equipment, pulse oximetry, basic laboratory equipment, i.e., microscope, centrifuge, hematology analyzer, and specimen collection
  • Proficiency with treatments such as nebulizer, ear irrigation, and dressing changes
  • Familiarity with all business office machines, i.e., computer, multiline telephone, copier and fax machines
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills required


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