The Medical Assistant 1 under the direction of a physician, helps in the delivery of health care for patients. This position performs a wide variety of patient care activities including, but not limited to, maintenance of clinical record and documentation, administering medications, giving injections, and taking vital signs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Helps in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician.
Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. Cleans rooms after procedures, cleans and disinfects equipment, restocks supplies.
Helps and accompanies patients from waiting room and prepares patients for examination.
Interviews patients and records or inputs information to patients' medical record. Collects all medical data to help the physician's ability to draw conclusions about the patient's needs. Ensure all charts and forms for the office visit are ready for the provider.
Measures, collects and records patient's vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and prepares patients for examinations and tests, procedures and x-rays.
Performs routine patient testing, acquires and processes electrocardiograms, and collects and processes blood specimens and urine samples.
Prepares and administers routine oral, rectal, medications, injections and vaccinations excluding controlled substances, as directed by Physician. Identifies and reports adverse reactions.
Removes sutures and staples and change sterile and non-sterile dressings, as requested.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Medical assistant certification from a program accredited by American Association of Medical Assistants or the American Medical Technologists.
Knowledge of standards of safe and accurate medical administration.
Knowledge of the 5 rights: right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, right time.
Ability to accurately document patient information under organizational policies, regulations and procedures. Familiarity with HIPPA regulations.
Ability to make observations of the general physical condition of the patient and notifies the nurse/healthcare provider of abnormalities.
Ability to give injections and draw blood.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Excellent bedside way and ability to make patients be at ease. Appears friendly, reassuring and approachable to patients.
Ability to take instruction from a doctor.
Familiarity with medical charts and records.
High attention to detail.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based on position type and/or level
EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!