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Surgical Medical Assistant - Houston

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Job Description

We are searching for a Medical Assistant – someone who works well in a fast-paced surgical group setting. You will be working closely with top general surgeons, providing exceptional care to all our patients. We are looking for someone who is able to wear many hats and takes joy in helping others. While this position involves mostly clinical duties (80%), it is also administrative (20%). Location possibilities, Downtown Houston, SW Houston, and Pearland.


  • Welcome and communicate effectively with patients, families, staff, and physicians
  • Respond to customer questions with prompt information relating to appointment status, wait time or unanticipated problems
  • Provides thorough, accurate, and complete documentation of all information relevant to the patient's procedure/visit.
  • Record vital signs per clinic scope
  • Preparing pre-operative paperwork
  • Preparing prescriptions
  • Reviewing post-operative and pre-operative instructions with patients.
  • Working closely with Surgery Schedulers to ensure patients' surgical day goes smoothly.
  • Answering phones and scheduling appointments as needed.
  • Cross-train and assist with clerical duties
  • Assure exam rooms are stocked with all patient care supplies

Think you’ve got what it takes?

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED; Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant training program preferred but may be substituted by experience.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2-years of clinic experience

CERTIFICATION: Certified M.A. preferred, but not required

Bilingual in Spanish required

COVID-19vaccination is recommended but not required.

Our Story:

For over 28 years Southwest Surgical Associates has provided the advanced, compassionate surgical care that has helped thousands in the Houston and surrounding area live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our experience includes a variety of surgical methods such as minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques that let us screen, diagnose, and treat many health disorders with smaller incisions for a faster, less painful recovery.

Our mission at Southwest Surgical Associates is to improve the quality of life of our community by offering the highest-level surgical care in Texas. We recognize that every patient has a unique situation for which we provide exceptional care and treatment that is as individualized as they are.

We believe that the best surgical care is obtained through the relationship and collaboration of patients, staff, and physicians.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Surgery


  • 8 hour shift


  • EMR systems: 1 year (Required)
  • Vital signs: 1 year (Required)


  • BLS Certification (Preferred)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

Employee Ratings Southwest Surgical Associates

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    Recommend to a friend

    They do business with integrity and rational thinking. Overall, it's an excellent place to work, with products that are winning in the marketplace.


  • Medical Assistant. Medical Assistant

    2017-03-29 18:57:22.433

    Great benefits, good pay, great coworkers.

    The only cons I have is that they tell you what's next for you instead of asking you how you would feel about a role change.