Medical Assistant - Dallas, TX

Texas Health Resources Dallas, TX

Qualifications/Duties:
Texas Health Dallas seeks to hire a Medical Assistant to assist in the Bariatric Clinic.

Hours will vary between normal business hours Monday - Friday, and candidate will need to occasionally work evenings and Saturdays based on business needs

The ideal candidate would possess following:

Education:
*High School Diploma or Equivalent is required

Experience:
*1 year experience in a medical office is required
*Bilingual in Spanish is a plus

Certification:
*Certified or Registered Medical Assistant

Skills:
*Positive interpersonal skills and ability to function in a fast paced environment.
*Phlebotomy skills, minor lab test experience, familiar with medical terminology.

Job Responsibilities:
*Care of Patient/Technical Skills:
• Assists with flow of patients from waiting area to exam room, including height, weight, and head circumference
• Obtain brief history from patients
• Perform preparatory work on patients to ensure efficient use of the provider’s time
• Draws blood and gives injections
• Prepares specimens and orders lab work, interfaces with laboratory ensuring that all labs are reported in timely fashion
• Maintains immunization documents
• Records lab tests in logs
• Stocks and cleans exam rooms daily
• Facilitates disposal of biohazard materials

*Workplace/Personal Accountability:
• Maintains and enhances patient care/technical skills
• Seeks assistance and supervision when performing unfamiliar tasks
• Provides for patient safety
• Communicates per department expectations.
• Recognizes and communicates patient care concerns through established channels.
• Complies with THR Human Resources Policies (ex. Attendance Punctuality, ID badge, Dress Code)
• Takes action to reduce or eliminate patient risk.
• Accepts other duties as assigned.

*Partnership/Teamwork:
• Adapts to changing needs of unit: patient census, workload, and crisis situation
• Functions as preceptor for new employees (if selected by Manager)
• Demonstrates interpersonal relationship skills with patients, families, co-workers, physicians, all disciplines and other customers.
• Flexes schedule to meet department/patient needs.
• Adapts to changes in workload assignment to meet changing needs of the individual patient or the unit.
• Accepts other duties, as assigned.
• Organized work in partnership with team members. Participates in department/THR community outreach activities.

Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. A full-service regional referral center, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 3,500 employees and 1,100 physicians on its medical staff, and offers a full range of services, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, senior care, women's services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers . The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Dallas County in 2012.We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.