Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Sr Clinic Assistant

at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Posted: 11/15/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 421661
Keywords: medical

Job Description

Extended Job Title
Sr Clinic Assistant

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512201 - Family Med Dpt Lbk Genl

Position Description
Employees in this classification are in the senior position of this career track and 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, 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
15584BR

Travel Required
None

Major/Essential Functions
The Texas Tech Physicians Family Medicine Clinic is committed to providing high quality medical care for individuals of all ages. We are dedicated to providing an excellent training environment for Family Medicine Physicians of today and the future. Our clinic is a fast-paced, team-oriented environment where the patient always comes first.

The Sr. Clinical Assistant will serve as a leader in providing excellent service to our patients by:
  • Welcoming patients warmly with compassion   
  • Listening carefully to patient needs presented face to face or over the telephone and communicating clear and accurate information in response to all members of the health care team
  • Working collaboratively with other health care team members to ensure patient needs are met and clinic operations are efficient
  • Assisting nurse manager in ensuring all team members are meeting service standards and following department guidelines
  • Identifying needs for improvement and opportunities to recognize excellence in the performance of all team members
  • Taking and recording accurate vital signs and measurements as well as assisting with exams and procedures
  •  Participating in the identification of patients needs for referrals as well as implementing teaching plans for patients and their families in accordance with individual care plans.
  • Managing refill requests and administering medications to patients following policies and procedures for medication management.
Family Medicine is also looking for Sr. Clinical Assistants (CMA's) that have experience with scribing for a physician. Our definition of scribing is a staff member who works directly with a provider and documents for the provider during the visit. A scribe is a documentation assistant that records in "real time," facts and events that occur between a patient and a provider. The scribe enters information into the electronic medical record at the direction of the provider.

Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
11.5

Pay Basis
Hourly

Schedule Details
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Work Location
Lubbock, Texas

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the clinical nursing experience described above, we are also looking for Certified Medical Assistants that have experience in scribing for a provider. A scribe is a documentation assistant that records in "real time," facts and events that occur between a patient and a provider. The Sr. Clinical Assistant position will support timely completion of provider documentation of patient care by documenting physician dictated information pertaining to patient encounter in the electronic health record, including entering verbal orders for labs, medication, and referrals within the scope of practice for a Certified Medical Assistant. Additionally, the Sr. Clinical Assistant position will support quality of care by performing complete patient intake, including addressing preventative and health maintenance items, within the scope of practice for a Certified Medical Assistant.

Campus
HSC - Lubbock

Department
Family Med Dpt Lbk Genl

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. +Experience:+ A minimum of two years directly related experience.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

Application Instructions

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