Medical Assistant (Northwest Houston)

 
Position: Medical Assistant (Northwest Houston)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Medical Assistant

Shift: Days

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Pediatrics is the nation’s largest primary pediatric care network, with more than 300 physicians dedicated to the health care needs of infants to teenagers in over 60 locations across Texas. As part of our goal to build a community of healthy children, Texas Children's Pediatrics (TCP) provides trusted, high-quality pediatric medical services close to home. TCP offers routine childhood immunizations, well visits, sick care, and other visits to support growing children and families. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. 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 Medical Assistant — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide clinical support for patients in the hospital’s various ambulatory settings promoting cost effective, age appropriate, safe, and high-quality family centered care.


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Responsibilities :

• Assist in the collection of patient/family data that may include biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and environmental information per practice protocol
• Collect and document vital signs, BMI, height/weight, and reason for visit with complete accuracy
• Document current medications, allergies, and other information in the electronic health record
• Prepare patients for examination and assist provider, as directed, during treatments, examinations, and testing as directed by the provider
• Document all interventions per practice protocol
• Call in and/or send electronic prescription refills as directed
• Assist provider during office emergency patient care
• Keep rooms stocked with supplies and notify managers when supplies are low
• Participate as a member of the care team, working with each member of the team to meet the goals of the patient, and participate in daily huddles and monthly staff meetings
• Coordinate patient care by following up on lab results, ER visits, et cetera
• Identify patients eligible for Vaccines for Children program and follow procedures for accurate documentation and management
• Assess patient’s eligibility for referral by verifying coverage with payor prior to initiate referral
• Manage the outstanding orders report and lab error work queue to assure results are received
• Provide superb customer service



Qualifications:

• High school diploma or GED
• Graduation from a medical assistant or emergency medical technician program
• BLS - American Heart Association
• Knowledge of medical terminology, medical assistant/outpatient care tasks, and customer service concepts
• Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills, and operate basic medical equipment

 

Preferred:
• 1 year of related experience
• Bilingual English/Spanish



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