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Texas Children's Hospital
Job Title: Certified Medical Assistant - TCP West Houston Job ID: 128881 Location: West, Houston, TX Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Salary Grade: 6
Texas Children's Pediatrics is dedicated to providing a pediatric healthcare delivery environment that promotes integrity, enthusiasm, satisfaction and pride in accomplishment for physicians, their staff and the families they serve. Join Our Team! Texas Children's Pediatrics are primary care practices located throughout the Houston area. Doctors provide primary care, diagnosis, management and follow-up for well and ill infants and children. Office hours are typically from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some offices have evening and Saturday hours. We offer many career opportunities.
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Gather information, assess and provide direct care to patients.
Assist in the collection of patient/family data (biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, environmental, etc.); collect and document vital signs, BMI, height/weight and reason for visit; graph data; document current medications, allergies and other information. Prepare patient for examination; assist provider during treatments, examinations and testing; complete treatments as directed; document interventions; call in prescription refills; take messages and return calls from parents; assist in providing office emergency patient care; maintain current CPR certifications; keep rooms stocked with supplies. Administer and document medications and immunizations; report medication and immunization errors; document adverse reactions to medications; maintain integrity of medication supplies. Assist with patient and family education. Coordinate referrals. Collect specimens and perform laboratory tests.
Knowledge and Skills:
Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment required. Knowledge of related OSHA, CLIA and JCAHO guidelines and requirements, general office tasks, confidentiality and filing system required. The ability to use a thermometer, scales, sphygmomanometer/stethoscope, butterfly needles, hearing/vision screening equipment, pulse oximetry, typanometer, basic laboratory equipment (microscope, centrifuge, hematology analyzer) and specimen collection. Proficient with treatments such as nebulizer, ear irrigation and dressing changes. Familiar with all business office machines (computer, multiline telephone, copier and fax machines).
Education, Licensure and Experience:
High school graduate or equivalent and graduation from an accredited school of medical assisting. Must have one of the following certifications: CMA, RMA, NCMA, CCMA, NRCMA. CPR certification should be current within sixty days of hire.