Medical Assistant I / II / III – Orthopedics (Sugarland, with travel to Katy)

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What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texasxe2x80x99 resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. Thatxe2x80x99s where you come in. Once you join us you won’t want to leave. Itxe2x80x99s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits youxe2x80x99d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus: 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time xe2x80x93 all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year) The longer you stay, the more vacation youxe2x80x99ll accrue! Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service) Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan! We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employeesxe2x80x99 wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as… Free financial and legal counseling Free mental health counseling services Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc. Resources for child and elder care Plus many more! Position Summary: Functions as a member of the clinical team performing a supportive role in the delivery of patient care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Position Key Accountabilities: 1. Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction. 2. Effectively participates in planning and preparing for patient visits ensuring appropriate schedules, test results, and clinic specific requirements are available. 3. Rooms patients consistent with clinic needs while determining and documenting chief complaint and reason for visit, vital signs, medication list, allergies, smoking history and other information as required by clinic. Keeps patients informed of delays and progress of clinical appointments. 4. As required and competency validated, performs appropriate hearing and vision testing, EKG, spirometry, point of care testing, specimen collection, equipment cleaning/reprocessing and other requested procedures. 5. Prepares and stocks rooms (daily/weekly) and clinic supplies in advance of clinic visit as well as cleaning rooms appropriately between patients. 6. Prepares for and assists with routine and specialty procedures. 7. Schedules patients for follow up appointments or referrals and performs routine clerical duties for team and staff to include photocopying, scanning, and faxing. 8. Performs telephone messaging and in person screening with appropriate follow up. 9. Respects and maintains privacy and confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines. 10. Performs other duties as assigned. Certification/Skills: Use and care of standard clinic equipment Basic Life Support (BLS) certified Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent Completion of an approved Medical Assistant training program preferred Minimum Experience: Six months experience or completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training Program. Physical Requirements: Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects. Security Sensitive: This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code xc2xa7 51.215 Veteran Information: Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include but are not limited to: 001260, 4N0X1, 68W, 18D, 68C, 4T0X1, 4A0X1, For a complete list please visit www.uthealth-veterans.jobs. Residency Requirement: Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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