The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Medical Assistant II - Medical Assistant, UT Health Austin

Hiring department Medical School
Monthly salary $2,666+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 700PM
Posting number 17-08-02-01-1798
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 4
General Notes

UT Health Austin, a new care team-based practice, will begin treating patients in downtown Austin's state of the art Health Transformation Building this fall. UT Health Austin will initially focus on Complex Women's Health issues, comprehensive musculoskeletal conditions, Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology and General Neurology, and our workers' compensation program, WorkLife Health Solution.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

To serve as the primary point of contact throughout the cycle of care for patients served in the Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) at UT Health Austin to include collecting vital signs, conducting patient assessments during clinic visits and assisting providers during patient exams.

Essential Functions

Provide support and guidance to patients who are completing pre-clinic surveys. Work with a multidisciplinary team of providers to identify and schedule patient visits. Follow-up with patients who have not completed surveys to identify and address potential barriers. Set patient expectations about team-based model and clinic experience. Attend multidisciplinary case conference and team huddles to convey patient's situation and background to the team. As indicated by the patient, attend visit to serve as an advocate and combine treatment recommendations at the end of the visit into a viable care plan. Establish follow-up of care plan based on preferences and choices (e.g. virtual monitoring, virtual touch points, or in-person/phone follow-up). Facilitate patient's journey through the healthcare system (scheduling, referrals, and obtaining medications). Provide reminders for care plan tasks and support behavior modification. Serve as the first point of contact for patients served in the IPUs. When appropriate, refer patients to external services to ensure their needs are fully met. Support and assist providers during patient exams, treatments, or procedures. Maintain and restock supplies and equipment for patient exam and treatment rooms. Support and participate in educational and research initiatives within the clinic. Participate in critical evaluation of patient care to ensure that the program continues to improve and evolve in its care pathways.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Certification as a Medical Assistant and a minimum of three years' experience as a medical assistant. A license to practice as a medical assistant in the state of Texas. Requires strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced multi-physician practice environment; Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, staff, and patients. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/culture. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

A good understanding of the care ecosystem in Travis County around social services, transportation, etc. is a plus. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Additional certifications such as: Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and proof of current membership from American Medical Technologists (AMT); Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and proof of current membership from American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and proof of current membership from National Health career Association (NHA); National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) and proof of current membership from National Certified Competency Testing (NCCT).

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Continuous: standing, walking, and talking. Frequent: bending, pushing, pulling, and extending of arms.

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