Medical Office Assistant - Wound Care Clinic

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
Department: 867418 - Wound Care Clinic

Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Without certification one (1) year experience patient care in a physician office practice or hospital setting required.

High School diploma or equivalent, certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and completion of Medical Assistant training in an approved program, or one (1) year experience patient care in a physician office practice or completion of EMT or Paramedic Training Program.

Certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and completion of Medical Assistant training in an approved program. Will accept completion of EMT or Paramedic Training Program.

Job Duties

* Performs procedures such as visual acuity, eye muscle balance, developmental and/or musculoskeletal screening.

* Draws blood specimens from patients and performs related clinical duties.

Escorts or transports patients to exam or treatment rooms.

* Assists in care of patients by preparing exam rooms for patient care, facilitating use of diagnostic equipment, and ensuring availability of needed patient information, such as reports of diagnostic exams and medical records.

* Takes, records, and reports patient vital signs using medical equipment.

Inspects equipment and facilities visually and physically to ensure patient safety and proper functioning of all equipment.

* Serves as preceptor and resource for newly-hired medical assistants by actively participating in their integration and assimilation into the department.

* May provide occasional working supervision to non-licensed medical and/or clerical office support personnel.

* Functions as a clinic safety officer, verifying each employee's knowledge of fire safety and the evacuation plan for the work area.

* Responds to patient questions regarding their accounts, billing, and insurance.

* Documents patients care interventions and education in medical records.

Performs variety of administrative/clerical duties, such as receiving and scheduling patient appointments, distributing mail, and preparing reports and correspondence.

* Ensures appropriate patient consent and authorization forms are obtained for research and/or medical treatment.

* Maintains current customer service, clinical, and technical skills by attending training programs and seminars to continue level of competency and ensure compliance with departmental policies and procedures. Maintains adequate stock of supplies as required for work area.

Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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