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Senior Medical Assistant Maternity Leave Coverage

Job Ref: 23770

Talent Area: Nursing Asst. / Medical Asst.

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Ortho BJC-Clinic Ops-Shared Sv

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Type: PRN

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES     1.  Provides care to patients visiting the clinic under the direct supervision of a physician or nurse/clinic manager. 2.  Triages patient concerns on-site or via telephone/email consults.3.  Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, w8, and h8), and records information on patients` charts.  4. Reports observations, conditions and problems of patients to the physician or nurse.  5.  Records care administered according to established procedures.  6.  Obtains and consults results of diagnostic testing with physician. Relays physician instructions regarding care to patients. 7. May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis (if so, phlebotomy certification is required). 8. Assists physician with technical/surgical procedures in the room including preparation. 9.  Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. Assists with maintaining equipment and supplies. 10. Follows channels of communication with co-workers for effective problem solving.  11.  Serves as the lead Medical Assistant and troubleshoots the concerns of other MAs with direction from Administrator or Physician or Clinic Manager.  12. Maintain relationships within the department and multiple departments, including but not limited to cross-training with scheduling and pre-op. 13. Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement and Service Pride. 14. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. 15. Completes all hospital required and job-related in-services and applies the information as needed. 16. Performs other duties as assigned.      

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS     High School Diploma or GED equivalent.    

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS      5-8 years of experience with highly complex, chronic disease management.      

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED      Current American Heart Association (CPR) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification is required Certified from an accredited program and/or Registered Medical Assistant preferred.      

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED     1. Patient Triaging Cognitive application of sub specialty expertise.    2. Complex disease management Due to the nature of the position and the Physical Therapist Nurse (PRN) need, must be able to adapt quickly to different clinic needs and flex accordingly.  3. Must be able to function independently with proactive thought processes.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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