Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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 accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). An Associate‘s Degree in medical assisting is preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Medical Assistant certification (CMA- Certified Medical Assistant) from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or registered (RMA- Registered Medical Assistant) with American Medical Technologists is required. Vision and Hearing certifications as appropriate to specialty area within six (6) months of hire
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.