Medical Assistant I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7199336 (Ref:17989-en_US)

Posted: December 7, 2023

Job Description


Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a Medical Assistant I to join the team. The ideal candidate will perform a variety of duties while providing quality patient care to patients. The scope of services includes comprehensive healthcare for homeless men, women, and children. This position reports to the physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant on duty for clinical supervision and to the clinic manager and director of Clinical Operations for administrative supervision.

Job Duties

  • Registers and checks in patients.
  • Verifies patient insurance eligibility.
  • Gathers data for reports and certifications including UDS and PCMH.
  • Collects and verifies encounter forms.
  • Scans documentation related to the clinical visit.
  • Answers phone calls.
  • Schedules patient appointments.
  • Supports clinical provider and care team to ensure coordinated care for patients.
  • Performs routine patient care responsibilities such as taking vital signs, drawing blood and performs EKG's and POCT's.
  • Notes the primary complaint/reason for visit and patient questions and concerns.
  • Collects patient histories, collects information about patient’s current medications, and enters information into EMR.
  • Sets up instruments and equipment according to department protocol.
  • Maintains patient and services rooms in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Takes an inventory of clinic supplies and informs assigned designee of ordering needs.
  • Sorts clinic mail and files patient medical records.
  • Assists with patient examination and treatment.
  • Stocks patient exam rooms.
  • Helps to maintain a clean and organized clinic environment.
  • Adheres to clinic policies and procedures.
  • Performs phlebotomy and CLIA waived testing, including running control tests for CLIA kits.
  • Provides Medical Assistant support at Healthcare for the Homeless- Houston's 3 medical clinic sites. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED and completion of an approved Medical Assistant Training program through an accredited institution.
  • No experience required.
  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant through an accredited professional organization (AAMA, AMT, ARMA, NCCT, NHA, NAHP, or AMCA). New employees who are not currently certified, must obtain certification within six months of employment.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through American Heart Association.



Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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