Job Description

Extended Job Title
Clinical Medical Assistant (Surgery)

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. May supervise other Medical Assistants, clerical staff and student positions. Work is performed under usual office and clinic conditions. May be stressful when working under emergency conditions.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Reviews medical charts for completeness prior to patient's arrival and obtains all pertinent reports/documents (lab, path reports, operative reports, discharge summaries, and x-ray reports)
  • Prepares patients for history and physical. Reinforces consent form for surgical procedure and obtains the signature
  • 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
  • Review all medical supply and medication inventory to remove and restock which may be close to expiration date. Clean and organize all examination rooms and work areas
  • Follows-up with patients to return to clinic once lab or studies /ultrasound results are obtained.  Contact patients for surgical procedure scheduling or treatment
  • Assist the clinic front area to include answering incoming calls, provide registration of patient and schedule the patient for appointments using the TTUHSC automated appointment system (AVAYA)
  • Provides patient and parents education to include but not limited to recommendations and educational material available in clinic

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English/Spanish
  • Familiar with medical terminology
  • Familiar with sterile/scrub technique

HSC - El Paso

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
Skilled Technicians

Occasional Duties
  • Perform other work related duties as requested by the Unit Manager, Senior Nurse or Sr. CMA
  • 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 specimens for lab and takes to UMC/EPCH Pathology Department
  • After minor surgical procedure, cleans and prepares instruments for sterilization
  • Assist in covering other clinics within the Surgery Dept., RMS referral system in EMR, attending community health fairs, providing training to medical assistance/students, represent Surgery Dept. at any TTUHSC committees/meetings


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
  • A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent
  • 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

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