UT Health Surgery Scheduler or Medical Assistant - Department of Colorectal Surgery & Scheduling / The Medical Center of Houston, TX in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Surgery Scheduler or Medical Assistant - Department of Colorectal Surgery & Scheduling / The Medical Center of Houston, TX


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 180000OL

Position Summary:

This position is for a surgical scheduler who will be focused on scheduling surgeries for a team of physicians that perform colorectal procedures. It will be located in Smith Tower or 6550 Fannin in Houston's medical center. 80% of your time will deal with the scheduling piece, and the other remaining work will revolve around room prep and helping with patient care. This role does not require certification as a medical assistant, but should have clinical experience as well as comfort with doing scheduling. This role could be filled either by a traditional surgery scheduler who would like more exposure to clinical processes or a medical assistant who would like to gain more experience in the front office functions.

This is a fulltime position that only works Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. There are no weekends or nights. UTHealth offers amazing benefits including top-notch healthcare at almost no cost to our employees. There is also an excellent retirement plan as well. This isn't just another job, but a great career move. This is a chance to expand your experience and knowledge.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction.

  2. Effectively participates in planning and preparing for patient visits ensuring appropriate schedules, test results, and clinic specific requirements are available.

  3. Rooms patients consistent with clinic needs while determining and documenting chief complaint and reason for visit, medication list, allergies, smoking history and other information as required by clinic. Keeps patients informed of delays and progress of clinical appointments.

  4. As required and competency validated, performs appropriate hearing and vision testing, EKG, spirometry, point of care testing, specimen collection, equipment cleaning/reprocessing and other requested procedures.

  5. Prepares and stocks rooms (daily/weekly) and clinic supplies in advance of clinic visit as well as cleaning rooms appropriately between patients.

  6. Prepares for and assists with routine and specialty procedures.

  7. Schedules patients for follow up appointments or referrals and performs routine clerical duties for team and staff to include photocopying, scanning and faxing.

  8. Performs telephone messaging and in person screening with appropriate follow up.

  9. Responds to emergency situations.

  10. Respects and maintains privacy and confidentiality per HIPPA guidelines.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Use and care of standard clinic equipment.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certified preferred

Certification (CMA, RMA, CCMA, NCMA) preferred but not required.

Must have scheduling experience.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent

Completion of an approved Medical Assistant training program or experience as a surgical scheduler or medical assistant

Minimum Experience:

Three years of experience in a healthcare setting.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

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