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Medical Assistant - Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC)

Company: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Mission Statement
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
The primary purpose of the Medical Assistant position is to acts as lead technical assistant in preparing patients for medical visits and procedures. Under general supervision in an outpatient clinical setting, assists with administrative services/ patient reception, assists with direct patient care, and performs specialized medical procedures of a routine nature, as dictated by established clinical protocol to include EKGs, vital signs, glucometer, etc.
Medical Assistant opportunity in the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC). Ideal candidate will have at least one year of Medical Assistant experience. Experience in a hospital clinical setting preferred and performing 12-lead EKGs is a plus.
Shift: 12pm-10:30pm with rotating weekends and holidays
Key Functions
Direct Assistance to Patients:
Under the direction of the registered nurse, assists with patient care procedures:
Monitors and record patients' vital signs. Monitors and record patient weight. Positions patients requested by nurse or by patients. Cares for patients on isolation status.
Performs 12-lead EKGs as ordered and as directed by the registered nurse. Documents patient data and care given in both the physical and electronic medical record. Maintains stocks of EKG supplies as necessary. Clean equipment according to prescribed maintenance schedules as directed. (IV pumps and EKG machine). Monitor equipment inspection stickers and notifies Biomed of expired inspection stickers. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
Transports patients and perform patient transfers as needed. Picks-up and delivers specimens or other materials to and from designated areas. Pick-up blood products.
Materials, Linen, Durable Equipment and Supply Management:
Removes used patient equipment from patient rooms and prepare the equipment for return or returns it to central supply. Picks-up items (off-par supplies, linen or equipment) from Central Supply Department. Disposes of soiled linen.
Defrosts and cleans refrigerator as assigned. Maintains temperature log on all units' refrigerators daily. Prepare snacks, beverages and coffee for patients, order nourishments as needed.
Equipment Management:
Locates and transports equipment as needed (IV poles, pumps). Stocks rooms and IV trays. Cleans and makes the bed. Cleans patient rooms and performs procedures for after death care. Pulls trash in patients' rooms between patients. Cleans equipment and delivers to appropriate storage area for use (e.g. IV poles, beside commodes). Cleans equipment according to maintenance schedule. Maintains all equipment storage areas in a neat and orderly fashion. Checks dates on equipment, notifies Biomed of expired inspection stickers.
Operations Support:
Maintain and stock supplies in the nursing unit. Transport medical records from clerical to nursing area. Maintains cleanliness or organization of personal workspace. Completes continuous quality and service tools and monitoring tools as requested. Retrieves data from multiple manual and computer-based information systems as requested by RN or MD.
Charge Capture:
Ensure PSPD charge slips are dated and have patient name and number. Assists in inventory and credits of supply delivery and returns.
Personal Leadership:
Identifies self-development needs and seeks assistance in meeting those needs. Assist with orientation of new employees. Participates in the self-directed work team project through project participation.
Interpersonal Skills/Teamwork:
Demonstrates a willingness to assist patients and co-workers when asked or when the need arises. Anticipates and responds to the needs of others. Demonstrates flexibility in responding to patient/unit needs. Demonstrates respect toward patients and co-workers. Shows flexibility and reliability in following the direction of the charge nurse. Supports the mission of the institution. Documents and enters data in the institutional EMR clinic station.
Productivity/Professional Behavior:
Shows independence by completing duties as assigned. Utilizes time in an efficient manner, completing duties in a timely fashion. Shows initiative in seeking out appropriate additional duties. Respects and maintains patient confidentiality. Attends departmental meetings and in-services regularly.
Recognizes unsafe conditions and acts or reports conditions to supervisor immediately. Adheres to universal precautions and principles of asepsis. Demonstrates awareness of and concern for patient safety. Assists patients in transfer using proper body mechanics and transfer techniques. Reports repair needs to appropriate department and/or manager.
Professional Growth/Goal Setting:
Goals for the year are discussed between employee and supervisor, agreed to and recorded at the evaluation meeting. Goals are consistently worked on throughout the evaluation period. Goals are satisfactorily accomplished within the evaluation period.
Other duties as assigned.
Required: High school diploma/equivalent.
Preferred: Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program or US Military medical services training program.
Required: One year of medical assistant experience. With preferred degree, no experience is required.
Preferred: Two years of medical assistant experience.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 158028

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Rotating, Varied

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,100

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,500

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No


Keywords: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston , Medical Assistant - Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC), Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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