Medical Assistant-Correctional Health
At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Skills / Requirements
Job Summary - CORRECTIONAL HEALTH
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.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent and completion of a Medical Assistant program
Licensure/Certification: Medical Assistant certification from one of the following is required:
American Medical Technologists (AMT)
American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)
Vision and Hearing certifications as appropriate to specialty area within six (6) months of hire
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Work Experience: One (1) year of recent relevant experience in a healthcare facility preferred.
Skills/Knowledge: Specialty-specific competency validation may be required in a specialty area.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact),
Writing /Composing: Reports.
Language(s): Bilingual skills preferred
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Medical Terms .
Work Schedule:Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime.
Other Requirements: Computer and/or Key Entry Experience.
Equipment Operated: Medical equipment (e.g., EKG, sterilization, phlebotomy, etc.), computer, fax machine