Medical Assistant (UT Health RGV Knapp Family Health Center)

first_imgPhysical Capabilities:Employment Category: Full-TimeMinimum Salary: Commensurate with ExperiencePosted Salary: Commensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date: 05/01/2021Grant Funded Position: NoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date:EEO Statement:It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley topromote and ensure equal employment opportunities for allindividuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, genetic information or protected veteran status. Inaccordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rightsact of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americanswith Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University iscommitted to comply with all government requirements and ensuresnon discrimination in it’s education programs and activities,including employment. Medical Assistant (UT Health RGV Knapp Family HealthCenter)Posting Number: SRGV5004Number of Vacancies: 1Location: Weslaco, TexasDepartment: School of Medicine / Clinical AffairsFLSA: Non-ExemptScope of Job:To provide excellent customer service and clinical care forpatients of the UTRGV School of Medicine / UT Health Rio GrandeValley using interpersonal skills for oral, written and listeningskills in Spanish and English. To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/28028 Other:Must be able to multi-task. Bilingual is preferred. jeid-f49d11eca51de940ac4c814ecc41ce48 Equipment:Personal computer, usual office equipment, and usual medical officeequipment. Preferred Experience:N/Acenter_img Additional Information:UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location issubject to change based on need.All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal backgroundcheck (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approvalfrom the Chief Human Resources Officer. Special Instructions to Applicants:Dear Applicant,Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting anyconfidential information from the documents you attach with yourapplication. The confidential information includes thefollowing:*Date of Birth*Gender*Ethnicity/RacePlease make sure that you omit this information prior tosubmission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwardingyour application to the department as per your submission. TheUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right todiscontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close dateof this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three(3) calendar days.If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site athttps://careers.utrgv.edufor detailed contact information. Supervision Received:Receives general supervision from the assigned supervisor.Supervision Given:None.Required Education:High school diploma or equivalent and graduate of a MedicalAssistant program.Preferred Education:N/ALicenses/Certifications:Current Medical Assistant Certification or Registration.Required Experience:Related experience in an ambulatory/primary care clinic. Description of Duties:•To intake patients into clinic setting by obtaining vital signs,surgical/medical history, chief complaint, medications, andallergies. Document appropriately in the Electronic Healthrecord.•Report all pertinent findings to inter-professional team. Preparecharts as necessary for next scheduled clinic, provide physicianwith all necessary test results, lab results and medical records asrequested. Answer all messages from patients by clinic policy,triaging calls, handle all medication refills or request via clinicpolicy. Communicate all necessary patient information to theinter-professional team in a timely manner.•Answer telephones assisting patients with appointments,doctor/staff messaging, pharmacy refills, and laboratoryquestions.•Provide full registration of new patients in the system as well asverification and updating existing patient information in practicemanagement system.•Perform simple diagnostic tests, collecting specimens, drawingblood, sterilizing and cleaning equipment, and maintainingexamination rooms at an outpatient care site.•Provides routine but complex instructions for patient proceduresand treatments, according to unit guidelines and as delegated byproviders and inter-professional team.•Problem-solves issues related to the retrieval of medicalinformation. Coordinates clinical services provided to patientsaccording to payer guidelines (e.g., routing of lab specimens,ordering durable medical equipment).•Help maintain an acceptable abandonment (no show) rates.•Perform a variety of clinic specific telephone functions includingscheduling and message management.• May be required to provide coverage at other clinical sites asneeded.• Performs other related duties as assigned within the course andscope of this job. Working Conditions:Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usualoffice or clinical ambulatory patient care facility conditions.Some evening and /or weekend work may be required. Possibleexposure to blood-borne pathogens. Based on the area of assignment,extensive travel within the Rio Grande Valley may berequired.last_img read more


Letters to the Editor for Monday, Dec. 9

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAmericans must stand up to bulliesAfter seeing overwhelming evidence that our current president committed a crime, one that even loyal Republicans don’t dispute, these same Republicans are looking for ways to say there’s nothing there.It’s as if the bully in the schoolyard stole their collective lunch money — that is their oath of office, loyalty to the Constitution and duty to country — and they don’t know how to get it back.My suggestion is do what we tell our children to do: “Stand up to the bully.” Bullies are cowards and rely on not being challenged.They use scare tactics and threats and in the end they tum tail and run.Sometimes they enlist an older kid for support, or they hurl verbal attacks or tweets. That’s their cover and how they get their way.My experience from playground to adulthood, if you give in, the behavior worsens, the stakes get higher. If you stand up, there’s a good chance the bully will back down.Having grown up during the Cold War, I’ve seen this played out on the world stage. Russia (USSR) was often the bully. But we as a country recognized the threat and stood up for ourselves and our allies.We have a president who seems to be conflicted in his loyalties. He’d prefer to side with the global bully rather than challenge him for whatever reason.It’s up to us, citizens of this democracy, to stand up to the bully and encourage our lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, to do the same.Barbara J. StowellCentral BridgeWhy bother to clear snow off sidewalks?On the complaint of homeowners not clearing their sidewalks, I live in the Mont Pleasant area, and people do not use the sidewalks in good weather.They walk in the middle of the street in July when there is no snow on sidewalks. Walkers take their time strolling in middle of the streets holding up traffic.I wonder if they know what the cement strip on the side of the road is for.The best is when parent(s) stroll their babies in carriages in the middle of the street. Are you kidding me? What are these parents thinking strolling along in the street with baby carriages? Don’t they care about their babies? That should be child abuse, since everything is child abuse these days.As for not clearing sidewalks: Why would I bother, since people do not use the sidewalks?Where are my neighbors? No one offered even to help those who can’t shovel. I’d rather they slip on the city streets that aren’t plowed.Albert ZangerSchenectadyClear all city streets right up to the curbThe Daily Gazette’s Dec. 3 article titled, “City begins towing illegally-parked vehicles” was truly one of the funniest pieces of written comedy I’ve had the occasion to read in a good, long while. The article quoted the city of Schenectady’s “Priority Street Plowing” program, with a paragraph stating, “Vehicles may return only after the ‘entire length of the street has been cleared of snow back to the curb.’”What a hoot. I haven’t seen a curb after a snowfall in over 20 years, except where the homeowners themselves clear the street. The snow is usually more than two feet from the curb.One glaring exception is on Chrisler Avenue at the intersection of Altamont Avenue, if you happen to want to make a right-turn onto Altamont toward the railroad bridge, you have to do it from the center lane; the right hand lane is mostly a fantasy.And to harken back to a letter I wrote last winter, yes, the plows are still going too fast on Guilderland Avenue and burying the recently cleared sidewalks, so why should we even bother shoveling?Growing up in Schenectady, I remember the huge snowblowers attached to trucks and how they really cleaned the streets.I know that parts got scarce, the machines deteriorated and were never replaced, and that clearing the streets to the curbs in residential neighborhoods just doesn’t happen anymore. All the street should be cleared to the curbs, or don’t even bring it up.Kurt C. SiegelSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.Foss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsFoss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more


Denim And Diamonds

first_imgThe Ellen Hermanson Foundation hosted its annual Denim and Diamonds event on Saturday at 230 Elm in Southampton. Proceeds went to the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Ellen’s Well. The event honored Dr. Louis Avvento and New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Jason and Theresa Belkin and Hampton Coffee Company, and Shirley Ruch and South Fork Bake. Sharelast_img


U-17 Reggae Girlz exit CONCACAF Championships

first_imgJamaica’s Giselle Washington goes down under a challenge from Reyna Reyes of Mexico during their CONCACAF Women’s Championship Group B fixture at Grenada National Stadium yesterday. (Photo by Jamaica Observer) Reggae Girlz loses to defending champs MexicoThe U-17 Reggae Girlz Squad failed to stay in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship Group B showdown, despite a valiant effort by the players, including Florida’s own Madiya Harriott. The team lost to the defending champions, Mexico, 1 nil, at the Grenada National Stadium last night.Midfielder Jacqueline Ovalle got the all-important strike of the game in the 41st minute. With the win Mexico ended as Group B runners-up on six points and have booked a semi-final date with Group A winners Haiti.The United States, who had earlier scored a comfortable 2-0 win over Costa Rica, topped the group with maximum nine points and will face Group A runners-up Canada in the semi-final.The young Reggae Girlz exit the tournament at the foot of the table having failed to gain a point.It was another mountainous challenge for the Girlz who, despite their usual tentative approach at the start, responded well to the task at hand and evenly matched strides with the defending champions.However, the Mexicans were allowed to dictate the terms of the contest in the early exchanges, as the Girlz consistently squandered possession of the ball, but recovered well in defence to avert any possible danger.Mexico gradually grabbed the ascendancy with a few threatening shots on target, but were denied by custodian Sydney Schneider, who had assistance from the right upright on one occasion.With an increased level of intensity, they eventually broke the deadlock four minutes from the break when the diminutive Ovalle drove a hard, low left-footer wide of Schneider from the edge of the 18-yard box.Jamaica increased their tempo on the resumption and battled hard to salvage a point, but intelligent goalkeeping by Mirlam Aguirre denied front-runners Shayla Smart and Ebony Clarke, who were presented with numerous breakaway opportunities, but were hesitant in getting the shot off and were left hanging their heads in despair.All in all, it was a significantly improved performance from the girls as they seemingly left the best for last despite coming out on the losing end.last_img read more


NFL odds, picks, predictions for Week 6: Expert betting tips & pick ’em, survivor pools, DFS game advice

first_imgAll the essentials are in one place, from updated odds and spreads, our experts’ picks (straight up and against the spread), and a game-by-game guide to trends and injury reports every bettor should know before placing their wager. There are tips for making your survivor and pick ’em pool picks this week. And if daily games are more your speed, you’ll find advice on building the ideal lineups for the most popular games on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo.Contents:NFL odds for Week 6Expert NFL picks, predictionsTips for pick ’em, survivor poolsNFL betting guidesDFS strategy guidesNFL odds, spreads for Week 6 gamesHere are the latest odds and point spreads for every Week 6 NFL game, via Sportsbook Review (last updated: Oct. 10).Thursday, Oct. 10New York Giants at New England Patriots: NE -17.5, 44.5Sunday, Oct. 13Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: PK, 47Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens: BAL -13.5, 47.5Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns: CLE -2.5, 47Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs: KC -7.5, 55New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars: PK, 45Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings: MIN -3, 44Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins: WAS -3.5, 41San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams: LAR -4, 49Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals: ATL -1, 49Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets: DAL -7.5, 45Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos: DEN -1, 40Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers: LAC -7, 41.5Monday, Oct. 14Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers: GB -6, 47Expert NFL picks, predictions for Week 6Straight up: In our picks and predictions for Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season, Minnesota stays on track with a tight win over Philadelphia. Plus, Green Bay pads its lead in the division, and Washington gets on the board with a victory.Against the spread: In our NFL picks against the spread for Week 6, Seattle wins a close game in Cleveland. Plus, Los Angeles gets the best of San Francisco, and slipping Kansas City and Dallas get back on track.Upset picks: The Browns, Saints and Titans are overlooked by bettors in their Week 6 matchups, making them smart picks to cover or even win outright this weekend.WEEK 6 FANTASY RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerTips, advice for pick ’em, survivor poolsWeek 6 survivor pool tips: Good news: the Dolphins are back! Bad news: they’re playing the Redskins. TeamRankings’ number-crunching experts break down this week’s win percentages and future win odds to help you find the right Week 6 pick for your survivor pool.Week 6 picks for confidence, pick ’em pools: Who should you pick in Week 6 NFL football pools? The experts from TeamRankings have advice for five key games where it might make sense to pick the underdog or play it safe with the favorite in your confidence and pick ’em pools.FREE TRIAL OFFER: Sporting News readers can get a free three-day premium trial to TeamRankings, including game predictions, betting picks, and customized picks for pick ’em and survivor pools. Claim your free trial now.NFL Week 6 betting guidesGame-by-game betting guide: Sportsbook Review has everything you need to know before betting on the NFL’s Week 6 games contained within this handy cheat sheet, including updated odds, point spreads, injury reports and more for every game.Thursday Night Football: Here’s everything to know about betting on Giants vs. Patriots in Week 6, including updated odds, trends and our expert’s prediction.Sunday Night Football (still to come)Monday Night Football (still to come)NFL DFS picks & strategy for Week 6 gamesFanDuelCore plays for cash games: We start our Week 6 FanDuel cash lineups with four core picks, including Matt Ryan and David Johnson. See how we fill in around them and get more strategy advice for your NFL DFS contests.Lineup advice for GPP tournaments: NFL DFS expert Bennett Bedford breaks down his Week 6 FanDuel core plays. See his example lineup picks for daily fantasy football GPPs, including Cooper Kupp and Austin Hooper.DraftKingsBest lineup stacks: NFL DFS expert Brandon Barbour from RotoQL breaks down his top value picks for your Week 6 FanDuel and DraftKings lineups. Get strategy advice to help win your daily fantasy football contests.Lineup advice for cash games: No Christian McCaffrey on the daily fantasy football main slate this week? No problem. Our Week 6 DraftKings cash lineup picks can help you finish in the money in your NFL DFS contests.Lineup advice for GPP tournaments: See our DraftKings lineup picks and pick up more NFL DFS GPP tournament tips for Week 6. Whether you’re trying to outsmart your co-workers in the office survivor pool, placing a bet with a sportsbook, or looking for an edge creating your DFS lineups, our weekly guide to gambling on the NFL has everything you need to win big during Week 6.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook Review Giants vs. Patriots DFS advice: The Giants and Patriots open Week 6 on Thursday Night Football. If you’re putting together a DraftKings Showdown lineup, we’ve got the picks, advice and sleepers to help in your NFL DFS tournaments.YahooLineup advice for cash games: An Atlanta stack and some high-volume RBs are the key to our Week 6 Yahoo daily fantasy football cash lineup picks. See our strategy for NFL DFS contests?Lineup advice for GPP tournaments: Our Week 6 Yahoo NFL DFS GPP lineup starts with a Gardner Minshew-DJ Chark stack and relies on Dalvin Cook and Nick Chubb to carry the load.last_img read more


Man shoots 20, one fatally, in Montreal

first_imgMONTREAL – A young man in a black trench coat and a Mohawk haircut opened fire Wednesday at a Montreal college, slaying a woman and wounding at least 19 other people before police shot and killed him, witnesses and authorities said. Police dismissed suggestions that terrorism played a role in the lunch-hour attack at Dawson College, where scores of panicked students fled into the streets after the shooting began. Some had clothes stained with blood. Others cried and clung to each other. Two nearby shopping centers and a child-care center also were evacuated. “I was terrified. The guy was shooting at people randomly. He didn’t care – he was just shooting at everybody,” said student Devansh Smri Vastava. “There were cops firing. It was so crazy.” Witnesses said the attacker started firing outside on campus before he walked in the front door. Much of the shooting was in the second-floor cafeteria, where students dropped to the floor and lay in terror. At times the gunman hid behind vending machines before emerging to take aim. At one point he shot at a teenager who tried to photograph him with his cell phone. Teachers ran through the halls, telling everyone to get out of the building. Montreal General Hospital officials said 11 people were admitted, including eight in critical condition. Nine others were taken to two other hospitals. One young woman later died, a police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the victim’s family had not yet been notified.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsPolice rushed to the scene and hid behind a wall as they exchanged fire with the gunman, whose back was against a vending machine, said student Andrea Barone, a witness. Barone said the officers proceeded cautiously because many students were trapped near the assailant. The gunman yelled “Get back! Get back!” every time an officer tried to move closer, added Barone, who said the assailant eventually fell in a hail of police gunfire. The attacker’s bloody body, covered in a yellow sheet, later lay next to a police cruiser near an entrance to a school building. Police Sgt. Francois Dore said the attacker was a 25-year-old man from the Montreal area, but he did not provide a name or any further details about the man. Dore said the man’s car was still at the school and that police were searching his apartment. Police spokesman Ean Lafreniere said there was just one gunman. Although police initially suggested that the gunman had killed himself, Police Director Yvan DeLorme later said at a news conference that “based on current information, the suspect was killed by police.” Police with guns drawn stood behind a police cruiser as a SWAT team swarmed the 12-acre campus. last_img read more