Job Description

Extended Job Title
Clinical Assistant

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Employees in this classification provide patient care management to an assigned clinic in the areas of clerical and clinical duties. In clinical setting, the employee receives direct supervision from physician or nursing supervisor in either oral or written form. In office setting, the employee receives direct supervision from department administrator. Work is performed under usual office and clinic conditions. May be stressful when working under emergency conditions.
 

Requisition ID
14086BR

Travel Required
None

Major/Essential Functions
  • On a daily basis serves as primary contact for patients by receiving them when they arrive to clinic. Greets all patients, takes a brief history for physician to review. Takes vital signs as needed, escorts patients to exam rooms and prepares them for examination by physician. Per direction from physician, provides wound care and dressing changes and instructions to patients.
  • Reviews medical charts for completeness prior to patient's arrival and obtains all pertinent reports/documents (lab, pathology reports, operative reports, discharge summaries, mammogram/ultrasound results and x-ray reports)
  • Prepares patients for special procedures to include minor surgery, reinforces consent form for surgical procedures and obtains signature. Assists physician in minor surgical procedures (serving as scrub or circulator)
  • Prepares patients for history and physical. Using appropriate forms, reinforces consent form for surgical procedure and obtains the signature.
  • Prepares specimens for lab and takes to UMC Pathology Department.
  • After minor surgical procedure, cleans and prepares instruments for sterilization.
  • Follows-up with patients to return to clinic once lab or radiology results are obtained. Contact patients for surgical procedure scheduling or treatment.
  • Assist the clinic front area to include answering incoming calls, provide registration of patients and schedule the patient for appointments using the TTUHSC appointment scheduling system and AVAYA telephone system.
  • Provides patient education and any educational material available in clinic.
  • Obtains pre-authorization or pre-certification for coverage of office visit or surgical procedure. Familiar with Medicare, Medicaid, and all third party carrier for coverage prior to patient's appointment.
  • Review all medical supply and medication inventory to remove and re-stock any items which may be close to expiration date. Clean and organize all examination rooms and work areas.
  • Assist in covering other clinics within the Surgery Dept. Attend community health fairs, annual fund-raising activity, provide training to medical assistants/students, represent Surgery Dept./Pediatric Surgery Clinic at any TTUHSC committees and/or meetings.
  • Perform other work related duties as requested by the Assistant Director, Head Nurse or Sr. CMA.


Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
10.65

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Position Specific Qualifications
Certification from an approved accredited certifying agency. CPR certification.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively in English/Spanish. Familiar with medical terminology. Familiar with sterile/scrub technique.

Campus
HSC - El Paso

Department
Surgery Dept Elp Genl

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Technical/Paraprofessional

Shift
Day

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Education:  
  •  A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent. 

License/Certification: 
  • Graduation from an approved certified program for assistants in the area of required specialty.
  • Certification by an approved accredited certifying agency in the specialty that particular work will be performed.


Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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