Certified Medical Assistant - TCP Nanes

 
Position: Certified Medical Assistant - TCP Nanes

Job ID: 160581

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: TCP NANES

Talent Area: Medical Assistant

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p, M-F

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Pediatrics is the nation’s largest primary pediatric care network with more than 200 physicians dedicated to the health care needs of infants to teenagers in over50 locations throughout the greater Houston area. As part of our goal to build a community of healthy children, Texas Children's Pediatrics Community Cares Program provides trusted, high-quality pediatric medical services for children who otherwise would seek care from emergency centers or possibly go without care or treatment due to low family incomes and/or lack of health insurance.    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 or a Certified 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 :

  • 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:

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
  • 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
    • Certified Medical Assistant preferred: One of the following certifications:
    • CCMA - Cert-Cert Clinical MA - CCMA National Health Career Association (NHA)
    • CMA-AAM - Cert-Cert Medical Assistant American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
    • CMA-C - Clinical Medical Assistant Certification American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
    • EMT - Emergency Medical Techn Texas Department of State Health Services
    • EMT-A - Advanced EMT Texas Department of State Health Services
    • EMT-B - Emergency Medical Techn-Basic Texas Department of State Health Services
    • EMT-I - Emergency Medical Techn-Interm Texas Department of State Health Services
    • EMT-P - Emergency Medical Techn-Parame Texas Department of State Health Services
    • LIC PAR - Lic-Paramedic Texas Department of State Health Services
    • NCMA - National Cert Med Assistant National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
    • NRCMA - Nat Reg Cert Med Assistant National Association of Health Professionals (NAHP)
    • RMA - Registered Medical Assistant American Association of Medical Personnel, American Allied Health, American Medical Technologists, or American Registry of Medical Assistants


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