Medical Assistant Outpatient Behavioral Health

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Req #: 8153
Division: Behavioral Health
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Hours: 8-5
Compensation Type: Hourly
Facility: Hemphill Behavioral Health Outpatient Services
Location: 1617 Hemphill, Fort Worth, TX


Description: The Medical Assistant performs various clinical and technical duties and tasks which includes assisting with direct and indirect treatment and care of adults, and geriatric patients. Typical Duties:

  1. Obtains and documents accurate and complete vital signs and patient chief complaint or concerns.
  2. Assists in preparing and maintaining clinic readiness including but not limited to chart checks, maintaining neat, orderly, and stocked exam rooms.
  3. Sets up for procedures.
  4. Documents accurately in medical records, on forms, and in the computer entering appropriate orders, patient charges, and/or other information.
  5. Assists with appointment scheduling, retrieving and documenting voice mail information from patients accurately in the patient’s medical record and forwarding information and record to the appropriate practitioner, nursing staff, and/or manager/director in a timely manner.
  6. Participates in quality improvement activities.
  7. Consistently and appropriately maintains charges for all clinic visits.
  8. Participates in other duties as assigned.



    Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a Medical Assistant training program.
  • OR

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Six (6) months experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinic or hospital setting.
  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 1 plus years of experience in a practice setting or a hospital based clinic setting.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification upon hire and maintained current throughout employment.


JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

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