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MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Assistant - Lymphoma/Myeloma Center in Houston, Texas

Summary

The primary purpose of the Medical Assistant position is to act as lead technical assistant in preparing patients for medical visits and procedures. The Medical Assistant impacts patient care to patients in the Lymphoma/Myeloma Center under the supervision of the clinical staff.

MD Anderson Cancer is seeking a Medical Assistant in its Lymphoma/Myeloma Center. Ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of Medical Assistant experience and will be a certified Medical Assistant.

Shift: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4pm, 8 am - 4:30pm, and 9am - 5:30pm (shift varies based on assigned area)

Key Functions

Assists with patient examinations, treatments and procedures. Assists nurses with preparing clinics for the day.

Prepare exam rooms prior to patients' arrival. Escorts patients into the room along with required paperwork to facilitate clinic visit.

Obtains vital signs and prepares patients for physician's care. Notifies nurse of abnormal parameters.

Documents accurately in the medical record patient care entries and completed lab work.

Reviews and sorts incoming lab results and forwards reports for review. Collects and transports laboratory specimens. Instructs patients as to test preparations according to planned procedure.

Escorts patients from the room at the end of the visit and answers clearly and professionally any questions the patient may have. May have to assist in transportation issues, including but not limited to pushing patients in wheelchairs/stretchers, helping patients move from wheelchair to table.

Cleans, stores, prepares and coordinates maintenance of medical equipment. Maintains inventories of medical supplies. Stocks exam rooms with required levels of supplies. Reports any equipment in need of repair/maintenance to Nurse Manager, CAD or CBM.

Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program or US Military medical services training program.

EXPERIENCE

Required: One year of medical assistant experience. With preferred degree, no experience is required.

Preferred: One year of Medical Assistant experience; preferably in an ambulatory and outpatient setting.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Required: None

Preferred: Certified by one of the following -

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) by the American Society of Medical Technologists (AMT) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

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

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 153979

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Day/Evening

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,100

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,500

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Science Jobs: No

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