MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Assistant - Diagnostic Imaging in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Medical Assistant position is to act as a lead assistant in preparing patients for Diagnostic Imaging Radiology appointments and assisting with procedures. Medical Assistants perform direct patient care in a dynamic, high volume environment. There is involvement in all technical aspects of DI Radiology procedures to ensure continuity of care and maximum efficiency of the area. Maintains an adequate knowledge of basis procedural supplies and clinical operations specific to DI Radiology.

Medical Assistant opportunity in Diagnostic Imaging. The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent or a graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program. Shift: Monday – Friday varied working hours, no weekends.

Salary Range: min - $28,800 mid - $36,000 max - $43,200

KEY FUNCTIONS

To act as a lead assistant in preparing patients for their appointments, assisting in patient flow and procedures

Clinical & Patient Care/Coordination Skills - Consistently & competently demonstrates proficiency taking patient vital signs & accurately entering onto medical record, hard copy or electronic. Accurately & proficiently collects procedure pertinent patient information and appropriately collate as hard copies or enter into EHR; in all assigned areas of the department.

Appropriately identifies need, verifies with provider & enters lab order(s) into appropriate system. Accurately identifies variances in lab values according to department designated parameters and notifies appropriate staff (RN/Mid-level provider/MD/RT). Demonstrates proactive initiative to complete role responsibilities i.e. triaging requisitions, screening incoming calls, document pre/post patient information, removes intravenous lines according to training protocol. Maximizes procedure room utilization by procedure room turnover/transfer assistance, including cleaning of procedure room & equipment. Maintains patient safety through compliance with Institutional policies and Joint Commission regulations. Consistently demonstrates appropriate Infection Control practices according to Institutional policy. Flexes shift & area according to department operational needs.

Technical Skills - Appropriately uses designated system to track patients according to identified department steps. Accurately applies & enters appropriate CPT codes & modifiers. Accurately & appropriately uses the E&M calculator to enter appropriate charge for level of service. Appropriately performs glucometer QC, as well as, performs POCT as appropriate.

Appropriately, independently navigates ultrasound machine to accurately enter patient demographics. Consistently, independently & appropriately demonstrates sterile technique when sets up sterile trays and assists in procedures with minimal supervision. Consistently complies with Department specimen handling protocol & Universal Protocol process. Participates in departmental rotation for Zip Rounding. Provides stocking of supplies support, maintaining designated pars, & reports expired supplies to Leadership. Promptly reports equipment errors/malfunctions to a member of the Leadership Team.

Communication Skills - Confirms patient scheduled appointments, communicating clearly & professionally, according to designated telephone etiquette script. Consistently takes initiative to clearly communicate variances in lab results, lab needs, and patient related concerns. Clearly reports all patient related concerns/variances to appropriate team e.g. mid-level provider, RN, RT, MD. Consistently maintains professionalism when interacting with others. Fosters a positive team environment through the consistent use of positive, respectful, & professional dialogues. Appropriately utilizes paging system. Assists in giving and receiving verbal and written report to the unit/clinic nurse/technologist. Acts as a preceptor during orientation to other MA's or NA's.

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program or US Military medical services training program.

Preferred: None

EXPERIENCE

Required: One year of Medical Assistant experience.

Preferred: None

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Required: Certified or eligible to be certified by one of the following based on Medical Assistant experience or preferred education: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) by the American Society of Medical Technologists (AMT) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 28,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 43,200