Patient Care Technician
City of El Paso
 El Paso, TX


Candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED and graduated from a certified program for medical assistants and one (1) year of experience as a patient care tech or medical assistant in a hospital, public health/community clinic or a physician's office.

Licenses and Certificates: Must hold at least one of the following: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification from American Medical Technologists (AMT), National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification from the National Health Career Association (NHA), or National Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT) certificate through the National Center for Competency and a valid Texas Class C Driver's License or equivalent from another state.

General Purpose

Under direction, provide assistance in clinic settings and assist the nurse with examinations and treatments of patients. Perform responsible clerical duties including front desk registration and answering phone calls.

Typical Duties

Follow well defined procedures/protocols to facilitate clinic services and assist clinicians during examinations. Prompt patients to answer health questions and complete forms; reinforce basic information about hygiene, birth control, sexual education, nutrition, etc. Prepare room for examination; provide technical assistance during examination, anticipating instrument needs. Performs patient measurements, tests and screening such as blood pressure, sputum, hearing, vision, urinalysis, pregnancy, TB, iron, glucose, lead, etc. Performs routine adult venipuncture and routine adult and pediatric capillary sticks. Dispense medications and administer injections, including immunizations, as ordered by physician verbally, in writing or by standing delegation orders.

Clean, set up & restock exam rooms; sterilize instruments; inventories and order supplies. Maintain logs, files and records; collect clinical data and compile statistics. Assist with registration of patients and answer telephone calls. Provide patient education. Schedule appointments and diagnostic testing, clarify referrals and re-verify appointments for various clinic programs.

Prepare infectious waste for disposal. Prepare reports and document laboratory results in patient records. Collect and record patient payments, complete deposit form and count receipts to prepare bank deposit. Answer telephone, greet clinic customers, assist in routine clerical duties, and operate common office machines including computers.

General Information

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Salary Range: $12.65 - $17.79 per hour.

The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Please note: This is an unclassified contract position. Employment is predicated on the continuation of state/federal funding.

Please note: This is a new advertisement for Patient Care Technician. You must apply if you are still interested in this position.

Note: Applicants are encourage to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.