Medical Assistant II/III- Pediatric CV Surgery - Practice Plan

Allied Health
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
200000JF Requisition #

The Children’s Heart Institute in Houston, Texas is part of the UT Health McGovern Medical School  family and is affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.  We are growing and looking for a highly motivated medical assistant to join our team.  If you are passionate about working with families and patients affected with congenital heart disease and want to make a difference in their lives- look no further.  This role is dedicated to supporting surgical patients as they move across the spectrum of care from initial referral, pre-op clinic visit, post-op clinic visit and beyond.  Qualified candidate should have experience with both front office and back office skills.  Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.

Position Summary:

Functions as a member of 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.  Responds to emergency situations.
10.  Respects and maintains privacy and confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines.
11.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Use and care of standard clinic equipment
Basic Life Support (BLS) certified
Certification (CMA, RMA, CCMA, NCMA) preferred

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent 
Completion of an approved Medical Assistant training program

Minimum Experience:

One year of related experience

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 § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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