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Intermediate-Medical Assistant (Institue for Integration of Medicine and Science)

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Patient Care
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School of Medicine
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22001567 Requisition #

Job Summary:

 

Under general supervision, responsible for performing a wide variety of medical and clinical support functions in an outpatient clinical settings. May assist with clinical and laboratory procedures, maintain equipment, provide direct patient care, and administer common medications according to unit guidelines and providers' orders. May support the documentation of patients as dictated by the physician or provider.

Job Duties:

  1. Receives/welcomes participants upon arrival and notes arrival and departure times for invoicing purposes. Handles and answers external as well as internal phone calls.
  2. Enters visit slips into tracking and invoicing system, iLab, accurately and on a timely basis.
  3. Orders supplies and maintains supply inventory and re-order list.
  4. Maintaining constant communication with all unit staff to ensure participant safety, as well as a high quality of research service.
  5. Attends required training for studies utilizing the unit to ensure clear understanding of procedures to be performed.
  6. Intakes patients by obtaining vital signs, weight, etc.
  7. Performs research procedures in accordance with the protocol and as instructed by research study teams and PIs, including phlebotomy, sample collections, EKGs, pharmacy support, etc. and completes all necessary visit documentation for tracking and invoicing purposes.
  8. Immediately report concerns to PI or study team, including dangerously elevated blood pressures, dizziness, etc. before completing research procedures; always ensure participant safety as the highest priority.
  9. Assists with scheduling research participants, always taking into consideration staff and resource availability.
  10. Prepares charts as necessary for upcoming research visits.
  11. Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Education:

 

High school diploma or GED and graduation from a Medical Assistant program is required.

Experience:

 

Three (3) years of directly-related experience as a Medical Assistant is required.

Additional Licenses and Certifications:

 

CPR certification is required.


Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification is preferred.

 

Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.


Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.


Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.


Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.


Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.


Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:


Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.


Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.


Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.


Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.


FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

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Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.


UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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