The Certified Medical Assistant under the supervision of the department manager, physician, nurse practitioner and physician's assistant, will perform various services and related activities in support of patient care to include accurate data entry for patient registration and insurance verification. The Certified Medical Assistant demonstrates the ability to use good judgement and communicates effectively with all patients; families; licensed personnel; insurance companies and third party payers. Demonstrates a professional and caring manner.
The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center will serve families on nights and weekends; offer specialty clinics, laboratory and imaging services; a pharmacy with interior and drive-through access, and more. The Health Center also will offer a Quick Care Clinic, featuring 24-hour access Thursdays through Sundays.
This new center will serve as a medical home for thousands of South Texas, as we continue the healing legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia and the CHRISTUS Spohn mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Programs and Services
State-of-the-Art Primary Care Health Center
Wellness, Prevention and Education
H-E-B Education Resource Center
Memorial Quick Care Walk-in Clinic (for Flu, Cough, cold, congestion, Minor burns, cuts, wounds, Bladder infection, Fever, Allergies, Headaches, Stomach issues, Ear aches, Sinuses, Lab, X-ray and ultrasound)
Drive-Through Pharmacy Services, Benefits Resource Counselors, Nueces County Hospital District Enrollment Services
Care Transition Counselors, Specialty Clinics for Nueces Aid Beneficiaries: Cardiac, Neurology, Urology, Gynecology, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Chronic Condition Management e.g. Diabetes, Heart Failure
High school diploma or equivalent.
Successful completion of a Certified Medical Assistant Program from an Accredited Institution
General office skills, filing, computers skills in Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Data entry and compiling of reports and statistics.
ICD-9 (10)/CPT coding and medical terminology required.
Excellent verbal and communication skills.
Two or more years experience as a certified medical assistant preferred, including familiarity in using an electronic medical record, Patient Accounting, billing, collections and Managed Care.
Experience collecting specimens and ordering laboratory testing required
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.