Clinical Assistant (Certified Medical Assistant)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

United States

July 15, 2021


Extended Job Title Clinical Assistant (Certified Medical 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. 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 24075BR

Travel Required None

Major/Essential Functions

  • Records height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respirations, and pain assessment
  • Assists physician while patient is being examined
  • Performs simple laboratory tests, first aid procedures and administers injections
  • Records medical history, data on physicals, surgery referrals, and other facts as indicated
  • Gives instructions to patient on diet, medication or special procedures as indicated by physician.
  • Schedules appointments to specialists, ancillary services, organizations or hospitals if indicated and obtains authorization of insurance as needed
  • Collect blood samples in appropriate containers after positive patient identification and properly labels specimen(s). Completes patient requisition
  • Verifies identity of samples with orders and processes laboratory specimen as indicated
  • Obtain medication pre-authorization and consults with provider for any changes
  • Routes specimen to appropriate test site
  • Ensures the exam rooms are clean and stocked; maintains daily inventory and orders supplies
  • Prepares instruments and equipment to sterilize
  • Documents all in-house testing and procedures in EMR and in department log books
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor within the policies of the department, and TTUHSC in order to meet the goals and objectives of the department
  • Grant Funded? No

    Minimum Hire Rate 12.42

    Pay Basis Hourly

    Work Location El Paso

    Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of clinical experience in an ambulatory practice setting
  • Familiarity with electronic medical record systems
  • A basic knowledge of medical terminology
  • Familiarity with Joint Commission and its standards
  • Experience with medical supply inventory and restocking
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Campus HSC - El Paso

    Department Transmountain Practice Admin Elp

    Required Attachments Resume / CV, Transcript

    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 Research Technicians

    Occasional Duties

  • Assists physician with minor surgery
  • Prepares for procedure by setting up needed supplies and equipment.
  • Shift Day

    EEO Statement

  • Stand, walk and sit - 1/3-2/3
  • Climb or balance, stoop kneel crouch or crawl, taste or smell, fumes or airborne particles, lift up to 50 lbs- <1/3
  • Close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, ability to adjust focus
  • Moderate noise
  • 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
  • Position Specific:

  • Must have a current Medical Assistant and CPR certifications
  • Familiarity with modern office and medical equipmen
  • Knowledge of legal requirements for physicians; medical terminology; manual dexterity necessary for clinical and laboratory procedures
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Does this position work in a research laboratory? No