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Medical Assistant - Cleveland E. Odom

at Harris Health System

Posted: 4/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 145216
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About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

JOB SUMMARY:   
The Medical Assistant is accountable for supporting nursing and medical staff in patient care; and performs routine administrative and clinical duties. The Medical Assistant coordinates activities in the outpatient and procedural areas to facilitate smooth patient flow.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: High School diploma or equivalent and completion of a  Medical Assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).  An Associate‘s Degree in medical assisting is preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Medical Assistant certification (CMA- Certified Medical Assistant) from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or registered (RMA- Registered Medical Assistant) with American Medical Technologists is required.  Vision and Hearing certifications as appropriate to specialty area within six (6) months of hire

Work Experience:  One (1) year of recent relevant experience in a healthcare facility preferred. 

Equipment Operated:Medical equipment (e.g., EKG, sterilization, phlebotomy, etc.), computer, fax machine

Skills/Knowledge: Specialty-specific competency validation may be required in a specialty area.

Special Requirements
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact),
Writing /Composing: Reports.

Language(s): Bilingual skills preferred

Other Skills: PC , Medical Terms .

Work Schedule:Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime.

Other Requirements: Computer and/or Key Entry Experience.

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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Allied Health

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