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Medical Assistant I

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Job Description


Baylor College of Medicine's McNair Infusion Suite is seeking a Medical Assistant I. The Medical Assistant should be proficient in the following: taking vital signs, giving medications by various forms in their scope of practice, EMR (preferably EPIC), phone etiquette, stocking, organization, and scheduling/changing appointments.

This position requires someone who is flexible, eager to learn, possesses excellent communication and customer service skills, has a great work ethic, and has and a passion for helping others.

Job Duties

  • Schedules patient follow up appointments according to the treatment/therapy plan.
  • Obtains vital signs from patients coming into the infusion suite i.e. BP, HR, Temp, RR.
  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs, venipuncture (blood draws), collecting specimens, EKGs/ECGs, and POCTs.
  • Administers PO, IM, SQ medication under the supervision and delegation of the RN, LVN.
  • Conducts patient outreach phone calls to ask COVID related questions.
  • Orders supplies needed for the infusion suite through SAP.
  • Orders snacks for the patients of the infusion suite through Lone Star Coffee Supplier.
  • Keeps the infusion suite tidy; cleans chairs after each patient leaves.
  • Retrieves medications from the 7th floor pharmacy and brings them back to the 9th floor multiple times per day.
  • Receives and verifies supplies, puts away supplies, and keeps track of infusion suite inventory.
  • Responds to routine patient phone calls pertaining to questions on appointment through phone and MyChart messages.
  • Monitors In Baskets and sets appointments when infusion scheduler is out.
  • Instructs patients on general care and medical procedures as appropriate to the scope of practice for a MA.
  • Answers phone in infusion suite, trains for Live Answer back up when application becomes available.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED and completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
  • No experience required.
  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant through an accredited professional organization (AAMA, AMT, ARMA, NCCT, NAHP, NHA, NAHP, AMCA, or NRMA). New employees who are not currently certified, must obtain certification within six months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of, or experience with EPIC.

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


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