WEATHER ALERT: All Galveston County Health District divisions, including the Animal Resource Center and Coastal Health & Wellness, resume regular operations on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Employee Note: All scheduled employees should report to work on January 18, 2018.

Human Resources

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Career Opportunities 

We want to become the healthiest county in Texas! Are you ready for the challenge? 

How to Apply

  1. Online - Submit an online application or e-mail it to
    • If you plan on electronically signing the application, you will need Adobe Acrobat. If you do not have the program, we suggest printing the application to sign it, scanning it and emailing it to  
    • If you are using a smartphone or tablet, an app available at this link will allow you electronically fill out, sign and submit an application.
  2. Visit us - We can help you apply at 9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expy, Suite A-111 in Texas City.
  3. Please, no phone calls - Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to respond in a timely manner. 

We Can Offer You

  • Excellent benefits; including an amazing retirement package, rich paid time off plans, FREE life insurance, FREE long-term disability, FREE medical insurance, FREE parking and much, much more!
  • Team-oriented environment.

Have questions?

Contact HR at (409) 938-2260 or

Galveston County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, LGBTQ, genetic information or national origin. All applicants must pass Criminal Background check and drug screening.

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Medical Aide (bilingual)

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$14.51/hour
  • Posted Date:09/27/2017 2:23 PM

Would you LOVE to assist providers in making our county the healthiest it can be?  Are you ready for the challenge? 

Coastal Health & Wellness is seeking a new Medical Aide!

The right candidate will be responsible for providing medical assistance to providers, assisting with patient flow and medical issues; following clinic protocols and providing excellent customer-friendly care to patients.

We can offer you:

  • Excellent benefits; including an amazing retirement package, rich paid time off plans, FREE life insurance, FREE long term disability, FREE medical insurance, FREE parking and much, much more!
  • Team oriented environment
  • Hourly Rate: $14.51

We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply. 


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent
  • Completion of Medical Assistant training program –OR- 1+ years of experience performing Medical Assistant duties in a medical facility such as a community health center, clinic, or doctor’s office
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish required
  • Current CPR
  • Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant preferred
  • Must be willing to work evening/weekend hours if necessary
  • Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary
  • Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy


    Traditional Duties:

  • In accordance with established clinic redesign procedures, prepares patients and documents in the electronic medical record for provider visit
  • Meets with providers at beginning of each day to anticipate patient needs such as lab work and screening tests
  • Stocks exam rooms with non-expired supplies
  • Takes and records vital signs (manual blood pressure) including pain scale and chief complaint in electronic medical record
  • Weights and measures infants, children, and adults 
  • Conducts hearing and vision screening, leap foot exams and EKGS, and records in electronic medical record
  • Assists provider with physical exam including ear lavage
  • Provides emotional support to patient
  • With parent consent, assists with restraining infants/children for injections
  • Performs approved waived lab tests as trained and performs appropriate controls on waived tests as assigned by the charge nurse
  • Performs medication administration under the medical director’s orders
  • Escorts patients securely through clinical areas
  • Answers telephones and forwards information to providers and medical staff
  • Works cooperatively with staff in all CHW’S clinic service areas to enhance productivity and patient flow, decrease patient waiting times, and implement approved redesign procedures
  • Communicates open rooms to the charge nurse 

To apply please fill out our online application.  Applications can be submitted by fax to (409) 938-2284, emailed to or in person at 9850-A, Suite A-111, Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591. 

No Phone Calls Please 


Our Mission: Protecting and Promoting the Optimal Health and Well-Being of Galveston County



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