Medical Assistant (UT Health RGV / Knapp Family Health Center)

Location
Weslaco, TX
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Posting NumberSRGV4504Working TitleMedical Assistant (UT Health RGV / Knapp Family Health Center)Number of Vacancies1LocationWeslaco, TexasDepartmentSchool of Medicine / Clinical AffairsFTE1FLSANon-ExemptScope of Job

To provide excellent customer service as a first point of contact in an inter-professional clinic for the care of triply diagnosed (mental illness, chronic disease, and appetitive drive disorder) of an assigned population with excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and listening skills in Spanish and English.

Description of Duties

•To intake patients into clinic setting by obtaining vital signs, surgical/medical history, chief complaint, medications, and allergies. Document appropriately in the Electronic Health record.

•Report all pertinent findings to inter-professional team. Prepare charts as necessary for next scheduled clinic, provide physician with all necessary test results, lab results and medical records as requested. Answer all messages from patients by clinic policy, triaging calls, handle all medication refills or request via clinic policy. Communicate all necessary patient information to the inter-professional team in a timely manner.

•Answer telephones assisting patients with appointments, doctor/staff messaging, pharmacy refills, and laboratory questions.

•Provide full registration of new patients in the system as well as verification and updating existing patient information in practice management system.

•Perform simple diagnostic tests, collecting specimens, drawing blood, sterilizing and cleaning equipment, and maintaining examination rooms at an outpatient care site.

•Provides routine but complex instructions for patient procedures and treatments, according to unit guidelines and as delegated by providers and inter-professional team.

•Problem-solves issues related to the retrieval of medical information. Coordinates clinical services provided to patients according to payer guidelines (e.g., routing of lab specimens, ordering durable medical equipment).

•Help maintain an acceptable abandonment (no show) rates.

•Perform a variety of clinic specific telephone functions including scheduling and message management.
•May be required to provide coverage at other clinical sites as needed.
•Performs other related duties as assigned within the course and scope of this job.

Supervision Received

Receives general supervision from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

None.

Required Education

High school diploma or equivalent and graduate of a Medical Assistant program.

Preferred Education

N/A

Licenses/Certifications

Current Medical Assistant Certification or Registration.

Required Experience

Related experience in an ambulatory/primary care clinic.

Preferred Experience

N/A

Equipment

Personal computer, usual office equipment, and usual medical office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usual office or clinical ambulatory patient care facility conditions. Some evening and /or weekend work may be required. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Based on the area of assignment, extensive travel within the Rio Grande Valley may be required.

Other

Must be able to multi-task. Bilingual is preferred.

Physical CapabilitiesEmployment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommesurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date07/13/2020Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration DateEEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Linkhttp://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/25015Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Certifications and Licenses
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Writing / Publication Sample
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
  6. Reference Letter 1
  7. Reference Letter 2
  8. Reference Letter 3
  9. Multi Media
  10. Training Certificates
  11. Other Document
  12. List of 3 References
  13. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  14. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  15. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  16. Letter of Interest
  17. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  18. Additional Document

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