Medical Assistant Lead - Central Texas ENT

Catholic Health Initiative College Station , TX 77840

Posted 2 months ago

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80

Primary Location: TX > COLLEGE STATION > SJH ENT-CENTRAL TEXAS ENT

JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE

Under the direction of the Practice Manager and health care provider, the Medical Assistant Lead takes a leadership role in the department, acting as a trainer, resource and mentor for other Medical Assistants and staff. Accurately preforms preliminary physical tests such as: measures blood pressure, records weight, temperature, pulse and respirations and other measures as directed by established clinical protocols. Involves extensive interaction with diverse populations including patients, family members and all members of the healthcare team.

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Direct and guide back office staff in monitoring and expediting workflow.
2.Handle medical supply inventory, orders, and cost control.
3.Perform general patient care by following established standards and procedures.
4.Greet and prepare patients for the health care provider.
5.Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem.
6.May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
7.Administer ordered medications via, oral, topical, rectal, otic, ophthalmic, and/or inhaled.
8.Administer vaccines via oral, topically, by injection, and/or nasal administration.
9.Schedule patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing.
10. Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to protocol.
11. Communicate with patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by physician.
12. Formulate and document patient care plans, charts, tests and examination results in the medical record.
13. Escalate non-routine issues to the practice manager or physician.
14. Work with healthcare provider to facilitate training of new hires and other training initiatives.
15. Perform other duties as assigned by practice manager or physician.

Required Licensure and Certifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Current/valid Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification required or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) required if applicable.

  • Successfully completed Medication Aide 40-hour course or current/valid

Medication Aide certification by state agency required if applicable.

  • May require specialized training such as Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCT).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to accurately perform EKGs, draw blood and administer injections.

  • Ability to effectively communicate to staff and patients both verbally and in written form.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures.

  • Thorough knowledge of the meaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviations.

  • Demonstrate sound judgment and composure with the ability to take appropriate action in questionable or emergency situations.

  • Demonstrate respect and compassion towards patients, family members and all members of the healthcare team.

  • Good computer skills using a medical management application.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • 4 years Medical Assistant experience required.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0252974

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Market: CHI Health

About Us

We are excited to share that CHI was named as one of America's Best Employers 2019, by Forbes. Click here to learn more.

Chances are, you're here because you're looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We're confident you'll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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