Certified Medical Assistant (PRN) - Correctional Medicine

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Certified Medical Assistant (PRN) - Correctional Medicine


HSC-Correctional Medicine-350501

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Full Time/Part Time:


Pay Rate:

Salary commensurate with experience

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

This posting is for an hourly contract position and is non-benefits eligible.

This Certified Medical Assistant – PRN position will be located within the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s (UNTHSC) – Correctional Medicine Department (CMD). This position will report to CMD’s Clinical Operations Manager.

This contract position will responsible for providing Certified Medical Assistant Health Care Services for UNTHSC’s Comprehensive Medical Services contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). These services will be provided on-site and within the secure perimeter of a Federal Bureau of Prisons correctional facility in the Fort Worth area.

Position Summary:

This contract position will provide licensed certified medical assistant health care services and will be scheduled on a PRN basis by UNTHSC’s Correctional Medicine Department to support the coverage needs of the designated Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) shall provide nursing services to inmates in the designated Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facility consistent with their certification. CMA shall be required to adhere to Joint Commission, BOP Program Review, and American Correctional Association standards.

Scope of Services and Clinical Duties CMAs must adhere to the following duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Ensure all laboratory collection and results are appropriately filed, collected and submitted to the sub-contracted laboratory services.
  • Assist PA’s, Nurses, Physicians and all ancillary providers’ and visiting clinical specialty consultants and the management and coordination of patient flow through the chronic care clinic, optometry and general clinics when scheduled.
  • Assist primary care providers in the urgent care room when necessary.
  • Assist the FMC staff Physician, Clinical Director, PA’s, Nurses, and all ancillary providers in preparing the chronic care clinics.
  • Performs phlebotomy on Federal inmates in accordance with established national patient safety goals and in accordance with the Bureau.
  • Maintains and operates all clinical equipment, including calibration and record keeping in accordance with current policy and procedures.
  • Perform basic lab tests and maintain accurate logs and other laboratory record keeping.
  • Administer treatments/procedures such as nebulizer, ear lavage and other routine procedures and prepare and administer medications with physician authorization.
  • Screen eye exams and assist physicians and mid-level practitioners in minor surgical cases.
  • Work assignments will be assigned on a daily basis by the supervising nurse or other FMC staff.
  • Provide all other duties as assigned within the scope of their CMA certification to support the clinical operations and health care missions of the assigned BOP facility.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

  • Current Medical Assistant Certification in the State of Texas.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

1) Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program and current Medical Assistant certification.
2) Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and one year experience in a clinical or any medical facility with communication and skill factors involving medical terminology, forms, reports, etc.
3) Must be Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certified, in accordance with the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
4) Must be able to type, file, do basic math and work on a computer, along with the ability to read, understand, fluently speak, and legibly write English.
5) Must have a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology and understand medical terminology.

Required License / Registration / Certification:

  • Current Medical Assistant Certification in the State of Texas.

Work Schedule:

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Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Physical Requirements:

None of these Listed

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This posting is for an hourly contract position and is non-benefits eligible.

  • Multiple positions are available.
  • Please do not apply to this posting. Interested candidates should submit an updated resume to [email protected] and [email protected]
  • Please include updated contact information including cell phone number and e-mail address.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time