Senior Medical Assistant – Primary Care (Rosenberg) $1000 Employee Referral Bonus

Houston Methodist

This employee referral program is effective for Medical Assistant and Senior Medical Assistant positions within the Physician Organization (Primary Care Group or Specialty Physician Group). The name of the referring employee must be in the application or referral link. Applications that do not have an employee name listed will not be eligible for payment. Both referred and referring employees must be active at the time of payouts. Applications must be received by May 17, 2024 and the applicant must start no later than June 17, 2024

Job Summary

At Houston Methodist, the Senior Medical Assistant Non-Certified (Sr. MA) position is responsible for functioning as an expert and demonstrates highly competent knowledge in the more technical and advances examinations and treatments necessary to communicate appropriately and carry out delegated medical assistant level tasks under the direct supervision of a Physician and/or Registered Nurse for assigned patient populations, for providing high quality support of patient care and services. This position oversees appropriate scope of practice (i.e. Hand Hygiene Validator, EMR super-user). The Sr. MA position assists with patient examinations, procedures, diagnostic studies, treatment, and dressing changes. This position also performs general administrative duties in accordance with CLIA, HIPAA, NCQA and government standards, as well as company policies and procedures. The Sr. MA position participates in patient care which is under the direction of a physician and within the scope of a medical assistant. This position may also be required to schedule patient appointments, ensure medical necessity compliance, and verify eligibility for care. Other duties for the Sr. MA position include independently and expertly performing the duties and responsibilities of preceptor and clinical resource to Medical Assistants, training and orienting others as appropriate.

PEOPLE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Role models and promotes a positive work environment that actively assists interprofessional care team to achieve optimal department results. Makes contributions to the work effort as a whole, by leading and initiating problem resolution within the work unit. Facilitates teamwork by anticipating the need for assistance and responding positively to requests for assistance.

Collaborates with all members of the interprofessional health care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. Teaches peers to critically think by verbally expressing rationale for decisions and follows up consistently. Facilitates open, professional, communication to achieve mutual understanding, role modeling by example.

Independently executes the duties and responsibilities of preceptor, serves as a clinical resource in the department, using advanced skills and competencies, guiding and mentoring colleagues though processes in order to provide optimal patient care. Provides structured feedback with examples.

SERVICE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provides care to patients visiting the clinic under the direct supervision of a Physician, Registered Nurse, or clinic leadership procedures, using cultural diversity and inclusion principles. Complete pre-visit planning workflow prior to visit whenever possible, including completing and/or requesting appropriate documentation. In collaboration with the provider team, anticipates the needs of the specific patient population.

Communicates with patient, obtains and documents vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), chief complaint(s), preforms medication(s) review, discusses/reviews medical and social history (as appropriate). Documents, in patients electronic medical record (EMR). care administered, all diagnostic measurements, treatments and procedures in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Follows-up with patient, as appropriate, to ensure compliance with recommendations, medications, lab/x-ray results, special visits, PCP visits, dieticians, diabetes educators, etc. Ensures patient utilization and activation of MyChart.

Provides care coordination with hospital, ED, consulting physicians and/or community resources whenever appropriate to including handling patient inquiries.

Role models behaviors and skills, through peer-to-peer accountability, towards improving department score for patient satisfaction.

QUALITY/SAFETY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reports observations, conditions and problems of patients to the physician and/or nurse. Recognizes abnormal clinical findings and reports them appropriately. Provides for the privacy of patients and families, keeping the safety of the patient in mind.

Accurately performs routine tests on patients such as EKG, rapid strep, urinalysis, and urine pregnancy tests.

Sterilizes instruments and equipment; prepares, cleans and maintains exam and treatment rooms, as well as supplies and equipment.

FINANCE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Responsible for stocking exam rooms, taking inventory, and ordering supplies.

Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime. Role models effective time management and coordinates colleagues to meet the overall demands of the department.

GROWTH/INNOVATION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Develops skills of team members and continually assists with improving skills, performance and outcomes. Actively participates in professional development and the development of ongoing educational activities at a department-based level.

Offers innovative solutions through participation in performance improvement activities.

Completes and updates My Development plan on an on-going basis.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION

High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Five years medical assistant experience with highly complex, chronic disease management or in a specialty discipline

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS – REQUIRED

RMA – Registered Medical Assistant (AMT) — through an approved credentialing certification agency, i.e. American Association of Medical Assistant or American Medical Technologists or Emergency Medical Technician OR

CMA – National Certified Medical Assistant (NAHP) — American Association of Medical Assistant within 1 year OR

CMA – National Certified Medical Assistant (NCCT) within 1 year OR

CMA – National Certified Medical Assistant (NHA) within 1 year OR

CAAMA – Credentialed member, American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) OR

CCMA – National Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (NHA) OR

EMT – Emergency Medical Technician – State Licensure AND

BLS – Basic Life Support (AHA)

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS – PREFERRED

CPT – Phlebotomy Technician Certification

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

Knowledge of medical practice and care of patients and ability to assist with examinations, diagnostic and treatment procedures, knowledge of medical equipment and instruments

Skill in developing and maintaining clinical quality assurance to maintain accurate medical records

Demonstrates a learning attitude toward solving problems, using good reasoning and judgment

Provides safe patient-centered, compassionate and competent care

Proficient in computer skills for documentation and work-related purposes

Completes required continuous training and education, including department-specific requirements. Maintain current certifications

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, coworkers and the public

Ability to work with peers in a team situation

Possesses an understanding of the patient population as it relates to the clinical disease process

Proficient in computer skills for documentation and work-related purpose

Demonstrates advanced assessment competences appropriate for level of practice

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

WORK ATTIRE

Uniform Yes

Scrubs Yes

Business professional No

Other (department approved) Yes

ON-CALL

Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.

On Call No

TRAVEL

Travel specifications may vary by department

May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area Yes

May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area No

Company Profile:

At Houston Methodist Primary Care Group, we have brought together primary care providers to help patients manage their overall health and serve as a crucial member of the health care team. As part of the Houston Methodist system of hospitals, patients have efficient access to specialty and hospital services whenever the need arises. With more than 150 primary care providers at more than 40 locations across Houston, our providers are committed to providing the right care at the right time in convenient locations throughout the Houston area.

Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.