Medical Assistant Health Care for the Homeless
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
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.
Equipment Operated:Medical equipment (e.g., EKG, sterilization, phlebotomy, etc.), computer, fax machine
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
Other Skills: PC , Medical Terms .
Work Schedule:Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime.
Other Requirements: Computer and/or Key Entry Experience.