Certified Medical Assistant - Austin Float

 
Position: Certified Medical Assistant - Austin Float

Job ID: 156127

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: TCP AUSTIN FLOAT POOL

Talent Area: Medical Assistant

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Greater Austin Area   Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more.  Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.   Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. To join our community of more than 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org. you can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved. 

Summary:

We are searching for a Certified Medical Assistant for multiple Texas Children's Pediatric offices - someone who works well in a fast-paced primary care setting. In this position, you’ll gather information, assess and provide direct care to patients.  You will also work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team to render age appropriate care.

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • Assists in the collection of patient/family data that may include biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and environmental information per practice protocol
  • Collects and documents vital signs, BMI, height/weight and reason for visit with 100% accuracy
  • Updates documentation to include if patient has received care at any other location since last visit
  • Prepares patient for examination per practice protocol
  • Assists provider, as directed, during treatments, examinations and testing as directed by provider and within scope of practice
  • Completes treatments as directed by provider and within scope of practice
  • Administers medication and immunizations as directed by physician per practice protocol
  • Identify patients eligible for Vaccines for Children Program and follow procedures for accurate documentation and management for this state funded program
  • Documents administration of medication and immunizations in the medical record per practice protocol
  • Reports all medication and immunization errors to supervisor immediately after becoming aware of the error
  • Supports patients/families in self- management of their health through assisting with education
  • Assesses patient’s eligibility for referral by verifying coverage with payer prior to initiating referral
  • Documents eligibility in electronic health record per practice protocol
  • Collects specimens and performs laboratory test
  • Maintains certification by fulfilling continuing education (CE) requirements as directed by certification agency
  • Maintains documentation of required hours over required recertification cycle
  • All CE relates to areas outlined in essential job duties or related to primary care


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Graduation from a medical assistant or emergency medical technician program or Documentation from the licensing authority confirming that medical assistant/emergency medical technician education is not a requirement for certification.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course for health care providers
  • One of the following certifications:
    • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA-AAM) from American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
    • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) issued by one of the following organizations: American Association of Medical Personnel, American Allied Health, American Medical Technologists, or American Registry of Medical Assistants
    • National Medical Assistant Certification (NCMA) from National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) from National Health Career Association (NHA)
    • Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) from national Association of Health Professionals (NAHP).
    • EMT (EMT) issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services
    • EMT-Basic (EMT-B) issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services
    • EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I) certification issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services

 Preferred

  • One (1) years of related experience


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