Medical Assistant, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Harris County
Full Time 5 pm and an occasional SaturdayOther days and per day TX 2223 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027, United States Apply before 7/11/2024 11:59


Harris County Public Health has earned the 2023 Best Place for Working Parents Business Designation.
About Harris County Public Health:
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) includes a network of more than 700 public health professionals working together to improve health outcomes for the third most populous county in the United States. HCPH provides a multitude of services such as medical and dental services, community programming, and health education for the approximately 2.3 million people in unincorporated Harris County. Through its core values of innovation, engagement, and health equity, HCPH strives to bring meaningful solutions to public health issues while keeping Harris County healthy and vibrant.

Position Overview:
The Medical Assistant supports patient care services provided by the Lead Poisoning Prevention (LPP) Program. The Medical Assistant is responsible for performing clinical tasks in accordance with all Harris County Public Health (HCPH) and LPP Program protocols. This position will work with the clinical team to create and maintain efficient, patient-centered daily clinic operations while providing comprehensive public health services to all Harris County Public Health patients seeking services.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assist with program health screening by performing phlebotomy (including capillary and venous draws), urine collection, pregnancy tests, lead testing, vital signs, and iron.
  • Prepare and label samples (stools for parasite, blood, sputum, etc.) for transport to appropriate laboratories.
  • Provide in-room support for all clinic staff during the clinic visits as needed.
  • Maintains laboratory and exam rooms in a neat, clean, and orderly manner.
  • Inventories supplies and forms; submits items for ordering (via designated software and contract laboratory) as needed.
  • Perform data entry and electronic data processing by using the program EMR, Microsoft Excel, and any other related software.
  • Stock the clinic with all the equipment necessary for client screening services. Assist with rotating dated stock to prevent loss.
  • Perform quality assurance on all needed medical equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned including special tasks involved with responding to emergency events.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Completion of a community college or business/technical school Medical Assistant program.
  • Six (6) months as a Medical Assistant with experience in a healthcare setting 
  • American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • Must possess a valid TX Driver's License (upon hire).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust
  • Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information
  • Ability to work well with public and staff members
Core Competencies:
Organizational Leadership
  • Understands the organizational mission
  • Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust
  • Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others
  • Contributes to an inclusive workplace where equity, diversity, inclusion, and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group
  • Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs
  • Ability to adapt to change
Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics
  • Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect
  • Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner
  • Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses
  • Uses sound judgment
  • Self-motivated
  • Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity

  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.



  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)