MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Assistant - Diagnostic Imaging in Houston, Texas
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 act as a lead assistant in preparing patients for Diagnostic Imaging Radiology appointments and assisting in patient flow and procedures. Medical Assistants perform direct patient care in a dynamic, high volume environment.
Medical Assistant opportunity in Diagnostic Imaging. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of Medical Assistant experience.
Clinical & Patient Care/Coordination Skills - Demonstrates proficiency in taking patient vital signs along with pertinent patient information and accurately enters in the medical record, hard copy or electronic. - Identifies variances in lab values according to department designated parameters and notifies appropriate staff. Demonstrates initiative to complete responsibilities i.e. triaging requisitions, screening incoming calls, documents pre/post patient information, removes intravenous lines according to training protocol. Maximizes procedure room utilization by escorting patients to exam/imaging rooms, assisting with room turnover/patient transfers, cleans and prepares procedure/imaging rooms and equipment. Maintains patient safety through compliance with Institutional policies, Infection Control practices and Joint Commission regulations
Accurately schedules patient appointments in a way to ensure optimal efficiency in clinical operations. Demonstrates flexibility with shift and area location assignments based on department operational needs. Completes required pre-screening of patients for designated procedures
Technical Skills - Appropriately uses the electronic health record system to track according to identified department steps. Demonstrates sterile technique when required for procedures Complies with departmental and institutional specimen handling protocols and procedures. Participates in departmental rotation for Zip Rounding. Assists with stocking of supplies. Maintains designated PAR (Periodic Automatic Replenishment). Levels and reports expired supplies to Supervisor. Promptly reports equipment errors/malfunctions to a member of the CABI leadership team. Demonstrates the ability to independently follow high level disinfection procedures for designated equipment.
Communication Skills - Confirms scheduled appointments with patients, communicating in a clear and professional manner consistent with the Divisional Service Excellence Standards. Communicates patient related concerns to the healthcare team on a timely basis. Answers phone. Triages and processes message from patients and investigative teams to appropriate individuals. Consistently maintains professionalism when interacting with others through the consistent use of positive, respectful dialogues. Provides clear instructions for patients on pre-exam preparation needs.
Secures patient information and maintains patient confidentiality.
Appropriately utilizes paging system.
Services Orientation - Provide service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner. Promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to others at all times. Models safe, ethical behavior, mitigating risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures. Meets time and attendance expectations and responds to requests in a timely manner, communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to patients and coworkers. Admits when wrong, apologize and take steps to resolve a situation to help to patients and coworkers before being asked.
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.
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
Requisition ID: 145744
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
Work Week: Day/Evening
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 33,200
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 49,800
FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay
Fund Type: Hard
Work Location: Onsite
Pivotal Position: No
Referral Bonus Available?: No
Relocation Assistance Available?: No
Science Jobs: No