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Medical Assistant - Urgent Symptoms Clinic

Healthcare/Business Support
Ambulatory Ops Blue Group 710885
163671 Requisition #
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The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. 


​​The primary purpose of the Medical Assistant position is to provide patient care and customer service assistance to the ambulatory care patient, as delegated, and support daily operations of the center. 

Hours of clinic operation will be 8:30am - 10:30 pm. This position will be required to work hours during the day, evening, and potentially nights. 

Key Functions 

Assists Staff: 

·       Responsibilities include completion of routine patient care assignments as delegated 

·       Accurately record vital signs and other data, report abnormalities to nursing staff  

·       Collects laboratory specimens and performs laboratory wave testing (i.e, glucose, Hgb A1C, EKG) 


Assists Patients: 

·       Aids in completion of activities of daily living, mobilization, greeting, rooming, and vital signs. 

Work Environment: 

·       Maintains environment in a clean, safe, and orderly manner 

·       Stock and maintain unit and patient care supplies and equipment. 

Effective Communication: 

·       Escalates significant events and concerns regarding patients and their care to appropriate nursing staff 

·       Responsible for the security and confidentiality of patient information at all times 

·       Timely processing and rooming of all patients after registration 

·       Inform nurses when patients have been roomed 

·       Update “wait time boards” every 30 minutes. 

Other Duties as Assigned. 


Required: High school diploma/equivalent.


Required: One year of medical assistant experience. 

Preferred: Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program or US Military medical services training program.  With preferred degree, no experience is required.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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