Certified Medical Office Assistant - Full Time

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Job Number: 366656
Category: Clinical
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 429003 - SY-Clinic Multi-Disciplinary
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

Seeking a Certified Medical Office Assistant to provide care to patients at a new Surgery start-up clinic at Texas Health Resource (THR). Nice office with a "team" approach to caring for patients. This is a full time position Monday – Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

We are looking for a Certified Medical Office Assistant that has experience in an outpatient clinic (private physician, dentist, community health clinic). The role is responsible for rooming patients, taking vital signs, obtaining patient information such as health questionnaires and gathering supplies for procedures. There is also some light clerical work. This position will float between the Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Oncology practices at THR. Strong customer service.


Security


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education


High school diploma or equivalent andBasicLife Support (BLS)certification through American Heart Association.

Completion of an accredited medical assistant training program is required.

Prior clinical experience in medical office or hospital setting is preferred.


Medical Assistant certification and maintenance of current certified status through one of the following: The American Association of Medical Assistants, the American Medical Technologists Association, the National Association for Health Professionals, the National Center for Competency Testing, The National Healthcareer Association or American Allied Health.

Job Duties


  • Takes, records, and reports patient vital signs using medical equipment; performs procedures of low complexity such as visual acuity, development and/or musculoskeletal screening, POC testing, phlebotomy, EKG testing, and other approved clinic specific diagnostic testing.
  • Escorts or transports patients to exam rooms or treatment rooms, or other areas as directed.
  • Documents completion of patient care tasks in medical records, and reinforces education provided by the physician or nurse seeking assistance from the nurse or physician as appropriate.
  • Confirms appropriate patient consent and authorization forms are signed for research and/or medical treatment
  • Assists in care of patients by preparing exam rooms for patient care, facilitating use of diagnostic equipment, and ensuring availability of needed patient information, such as results of diagnostic exams and medical records.
  • Assumes responsibility for weekly autoclave temperature monitoring, POC testing QA, and monthly audit report on compliance as directed by clinic management.
  • Serves as preceptor and resource for newly-hired medical assistants and medical assistant externs, actively participating in their integration into the department.
  • May perform a variety of administrative/clerical duties, scheduling patient appointments, precertifying procedures, answering patient phones by collecting data to forward to the nurse for triage as directed.
  • Inspects equipment and facilities visually and physically to ensure patient safety and proper functioning.
  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies as required for work area.
  • May function as a clinic safety officer, verifying each employee's knowledge of fire safety and the evacuation plan for the work area as directed.
  • Maintains current customer service, clinical, and technical skills by attending training programs and procedures.
  • Participates in annual skills competency review.
  • May provide occasional working supervision to non-licensed medical and/or clerical office support personnel for clerical functions or other non-clinical activities.
  • Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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