About Texas Children's Hospital
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
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We are searching for a Medical Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant (Austin – TCP Elsa Brieno) - someone who works well in a fast-paced primary care 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
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- Ok with location (8101 Cameron Rd. Suite 207)
- Ok with schedule ( Mo, Tu, Thu, Fri: 8a-5p; Wed: 8a-12noon )
- 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
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
- 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
- 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 (but not required)
- One (1) years of related experience
- Bilingual (English / Spanish)
- 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), Advanced EMT (EMT-A), EMT-Basic (EMT-B), EMT – Paramedic (EMT-P). or EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I) issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services
- Licensed Paramedic (LIC PAR) from Texas Department of State Health Services
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