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Senior Medical Assistant- Surgery

Job Ref: 27123

Talent Area: Nursing Asst. / Medical Asst.

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Surgery - Tariq

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group - As one of the nation’s leading hospitals and academic medical centers Houston Methodist has brought together some of the nation’s leading experts in multiple specialties to serve our patients.  As part of Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group (HMSPG), these specialists not only provide excellent clinical care, but are on the forefront of research, developing leading-edge technologies and treatments, and teaching the medical pioneers of tomorrow.  This combination of clinical service, research and academics ensures patients have access to the latest in treatments and technologies while providing the best in comprehensive patient care.  Established as a non-profit corporation and certified by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, HMSPG enables physicians to maintain autonomy with respect to their clinical practice while growing their practice within an academic environment.

Job Summary


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.      


High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.      


5-8 years of experience with highly complex, chronic disease management or 5 years of highly complex experience      


Current American Heart Association CPR certification is required Certified from an accredited program and/or Registered Medical Assistant preferred.  


Patient Triaging Cognitive application of sub specialty expertise. Complex disease management

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