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Medical Assistant, CMC - Michael Unit

Company: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Tennessee Colony
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). JOB SUMMARY: To provide diversified administrative, clerical, and technical assistance/service, as well as supportive, age specific, and developmentally appropriate patient care functions for assigned clinical areawithin a correctional healthcare facility through electronic information systems management, medical records processing, delegated medical tasking, or materials inventory/procurement activities. Performs functions based upon the appropriate standards, policies and procedures, and security considerations of UTMB CMC and TDCJ. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: This position may perform any of, or potentially all of, the following functions based on the specific needs of assigned area: Administrative Functions:

  • Operates personal computers to enter and assimilate data, generate reports, draft routine correspondence, and develop special administrative analyses.
  • Performs facility administrative support tasks including but not limited to filing, mail functions, faxing and typing correspondence.
  • Executes some degree of complex administrative support duties involving the exercise of independent judgment giving general directions and supervision.
  • Operates data entry system for entry, tracking and reporting.
  • Performs related duties as required. Medical Record Functions:
    • Retrieves and maintains a tracking system for all medical record charts located on the facility
    • Reviews medical records for completeness and accuracy, and files records and forms upon completion of use.
    • Files medical records and loose-leaf record elements (x-rays, copies, etc.) upon completion of use.
    • Performs related duties as required. Materials Management Functions:
      • Receives, stores, distributes and inventories materials including but not limited to narcotic-based medicines and medical supplies.
      • Maintains proper inventory levels and stock records in a facility supply storeroom or warehouse.
      • Fills requisitions, work orders and supplies requests, returning expired/unused supplies to vendors for credit.
      • Maintains facility equipment and executes work orders as necessary.
      • Performs related duties as required. Medically Delegated Functions:
        • Performs tasks delegated by physicians and supervised by RN staff.
        • Demonstrates competency to perform basic clinic type tasks outlined in approved the Competency Based Orientation Tool.
        • Assists with patient flow within assigned outpatient clinic setting.
        • Obtains vital signs.
        • Accurately collects excretory specimens, such as urine and feces.
        • Obtains blood samples by venipuncture.
        • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
        • Performs related duties as required. WORK ENVIRONMENT/LOCATION: Work environment is located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required. REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
          • Graduate of a medical assistant program accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
          • Graduate of a medical assistant program in an institution accredited by a Regional Accrediting Commission or by a national accrediting organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
          • Graduate of a formal medical services training program of the United States Armed Forces. Or
            • Employed in the profession of medical assisting for a minimum of five (5) years, no more than two (2) years of which may have been as an instructor in a postsecondary medical assistant program. And
              • High school graduate or equivalent.
              • Must obtain certification through American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or Registered Medical Assistants (RMA) through American Medical Technologist (AMT) within 12 months of employment. Salary is commensurate with years of relevant work experience.Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Compensation

Keywords: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Tyler , Medical Assistant, CMC - Michael Unit, Healthcare , Tennessee Colony, Texas

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