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Medical Office Assistant, Ophthalmology Clinic

Company: Wise
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Medical Office Assistant, Ophthalmology Clinic

Why UT Southwestern?
With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees. Ranked as the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth for the sixth consecutive year, we invite you to continue your healthcare career with us at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. You'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles.

All full-time employees will have a robust benefits package including employer paid medical insurance. Children and family medical insurance plans are available at a cost to the employee.

To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/ .

Job Summary

Works under general supervision of physician and/or nurse to provide clinical support to physicians and nurses in delivery of patient clinical care and administrative support.

This position is paid monthly, at the first of every month.

For a full list of the clinic and subspecialties, click here.

Job Duties

--- Takes, records, and reports patient vital signs using medical equipment; performs procedures of low complexity such as visual acuity, development and/or musculoskeletal screening.

--- Escorts or transports patients to exam rooms or treatment rooms.

--- Documents patient data into medical record, may record historical patient information into medical record.

--- Assists in care of patients by preparing exam rooms for patient care, facilitating use of diagnostic equipment, and ensuring availability of needed patient information, such as reports of diagnostic exams and medical records.

--- Responds to patient questions regarding their care, seeking assistance from the nurse or physician as appropriate.

--- Performs variety of administrative/clerical duties, such as receiving and scheduling patient appointments, distributing mail, and preparing reports and correspondence as directed.

--- Inspects equipment and facilities visually and physically to ensure patient safety and proper functioning, performs appropriate quality controls per policy.

--- Ensures appropriate patient consent and authorization forms are obtained for research and/or medical treatment.

--- Maintains current customer service, clinical, and technical skills by attending training programs and annual competency skills lab and ensure compliance with departmental policies and procedures.

--- Maintains adequate stock of supplies as required for work area.

--- Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions:

o Directly interacting with or caring for patients.

o Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants.

o Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing, or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records).

o Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing, or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education

--- High School diploma or equivalent.

--- Certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) before first day of employment is required.

--- Completion of Medical Assistant training in an approved program, or one (1) year experience patient care in a physician office practice or hospital setting required.

--- Will accept completion of EMT or Paramedic Training Program.

To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code ---51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion

Keywords: Wise, Dallas , Medical Office Assistant, Ophthalmology Clinic, Administration, Clerical , Dallas, Texas

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