Medical Assistant - Texas Children's Health Plan - Southwest Pediatrics

Position: Medical Assistant - Texas Children's Health Plan - Southwest Pediatrics

Job ID: 149027

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Medical Assistant

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) is the largest Texas Medicaid managed care organization, and is part of the Texas Children’s healthcare system. Founded in 1996, TCHP is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children and pregnant women. Our plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area. Currently the Health Plan serves more than 450,000 members across three service areas (Harris, Jefferson, North East). Members of the plan receive care from our network of more than 4,000 primary care physicians, 8,000 specialists, and 110 hospitals. They can also receive care at The Center for Children and Women, a patient and family-centered medical home with two convenient locations for TCHP members who can have all their medical needs met in one place, receiving multiple services the same day. TCHP is a recognized leader at encouraging holistic care that empowers families to live healthier lives.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities.   You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Medical Assistant – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll gather information, assess and provide direct care to patients.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

•Provides way finding, general assistance and customer service to TCHP members and families
•Assists in the collection of patient/family data that may include biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and environmental information per practice protocol
•Prepares patient for examination per practice protocol, including administering questionnaires
•Assists provider, as directed, during treatments, examinations and testing as directed by provider and within scope of practice
•Schedules appointments per practice protocol
•Follows practice protocol in reporting and documenting results
•Performs and documents scheduled quality control, instrument maintenance and calibration procedures according to manufacturer information
•Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members in order to foster a patient centric model


High school diploma or GED
•BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support required
•CMA-AAM - Cert-Cert Medical Assistant preferred
•RMA - Registered Medical Assistant preferred
•EMT - Emergency Medical Techn preferred
•the ability to take vital signs, weigh patients, perform phlebotomy, anduse thermometer, scales, sphygmomanometer/stethoscope, butterfly needles, hearing/vision screening equipment, pulse oximetry, typanometer, basic laboratory equipment, i.e., microscope, centrifuge, hematology analyzer, and specimen collection
•Proficiency with treatments such as nebulizer, ear irrigation, and dressing changes and/or the ability to assist with staple removal, pap smears, and other basic office procedures
•Familiarity with all business office machines, i.e., computer, multiline telephone, copier and fax machines
•Effective interpersonal and communication skills required
•Preferred for this job is the ability to speak proficiently in English and Spanish

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