BCM Temporary - Medical Assistant- Float Pool - Ambulatory Operations (90004052)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7070855 (Ref.No. 4973-en_US)
Posted: October 9, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Purpose

The Medical Assistant is responsible for working within a float pool at the various Baylor Medicine Clinics to assist with supplemental staffing. Performs patient care responsibilities and provides clerical/administrative support in a clinical setting. 


This is a temporary position that has the possibility of turning into a permanent position after 90 days.


This is not a benefits eligible position.

Job Duties
  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs, venipuncture (blood draws), collect specimens, EKGs/ECGs, and POCTs.
  • Collects patient history, performs medication reconciliation and enters information in the electronic medical record.
  • Notes the primary complaint/reason for patient’s visit.
  • Sets up instruments and equipment for medical provider (MD, DO, PA NP).
  • Assists with procedures as needed.
  • Administer medication under direction / order of a supervising medical provider (MD, DO, PA NP).
  • Instructs patients on general care and medical procedures as appropriate to scope of practice for an MA.
  • Maintains patient and service rooms in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Schedules patient tests, procedures, and appointments.
  • Conducts patient outreach phone calls and post visit follow-ups.
  • Responds to routine patient phone calls and MyChart messages and route to RN, ACP or Physician as needed.
  • Performs clerical/administrative responsibilities such as filing and/or scanning patient medical records, obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, and referral information.
  • Take inventory of clinic supplies and order supplies as needed.
  • Supports the clinic / departments compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Conducts Performance Improvement activities that support the clinic / departments goals for quality, patient experience, patient safety and/or efficiency.
  • Sorts and distributes clinic mail and medical records to the appropriate clinic personnel.
  • Flexible, dependable, hardworking, willing to work in a float pool position and be adaptable. 
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED and completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant through an accredited professional organization (AAMA, AMT, ARMA, NCCT, NAHP, NHA, NAHP, AMCA, or NRMA). New employees who are not currently certified, must obtain certification within six months of employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Some experience as a Medical Assistant.
  • Experience in Epic Electronic Health Record.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.


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