The University of North Texas Health Science Center Surgery and Cardiology Department are seeking to hire a Medical Assistant I (hourly/temporary) to join our team. The Medical Assistant I will Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood and administering medications as directed by the physician. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: * Record patients' medical history, vital statistics, or information such as test results in medical records. * Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean. * Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. * Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician. * Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician. * Collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens and prepare them for testing. * Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies. * Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets, or physicians' instructions to patients. * Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies. * Perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses. * Performs other duties as assigned. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.