MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Assistant (Surgery) - Katy HAL in Katy, 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.

Ideal candidate will have one year of Medical Assistant experience and will be a certified or registered Medical Assistant. High-level disinfection, surgical procedure experience and working in an ambulatory setting is preferred.

SALARY RANGE

$28,800 - $36,000 - $43,200

SUMMARY

This position is located in the Katy Houston Area Location (HAL). The primary purpose of the Medical Assistant position is to provide patient care and customer service assistance to the ambulatory care patient as delegated and support daily operations of the center.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Assists with patient examinations, treatments and procedures. Prepares / stocks rooms and escorts patients to rooms. Obtains vital signs and prepares patients for physician's care. Documents in the medical record patient care entries and completed lab work. Reviews and sorts incoming lab results and forwards reports for review. Collects laboratory specimens and performs waived laboratory testing (such as finger stick glucose and EKG tests). Provides transportation of patients for discharge or transfer to other areas in the hospital. Must position, lift and move patients as needed. Cleans, stores, prepares and coordinates maintenance of medical equipment. Maintains inventories of laboratory and medical supplies. Processes all required paperwork. Instructs patients as to test preparations according to planned procedure.

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent or graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program.

Preferred: Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: One year Medical Assistant experience; preferably in an ambulatory setting. High-level disinfection, surgical procedure experience and working in an ambulatory setting is preferred.

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)

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