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Medical Assistant

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliable. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work. (sm) -Performs clinical and administrative duties that assist in the delivery of effective patient care to include comprehensive wellness visits within assigned area. Demonstrates knowledge of medical practice and patient care as it relates to the clinical setting. Adheres to policies, procedures and regulations to ensure compliance and patient safety. -Participation in Compliance and other important training is a condition of employment. -Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the clinician and clinical team prepare for and complete Medicare Advantage visits
  • Reference CCAT and testing protocols to determine what is needed
  • Support clinicians with outreach to their Medicare Advantage panels
  • Conducts chart reviews, enters and audits data and communicates pertinent information to clinician
  • Contacts patients and assists in scheduling appointments and referrals
  • Greets patients and escorts them to exam room; preforms hand washing, weighs patients, -obtains and records vital signs and pertinent patient history, May administer limited injections requested by a physician and supervised by a physician, registered nurse or physician assistant in accordance to established regulations, in conjunction with attending and passing Injection class
  • Responds effectively to patient calls and communicates pertinent information to physician or designee to provide optimal patient care
  • Appropriately communicates lab results, physician orders, and medication instructions to patients
  • Responsible for completing basic Medical Assistant competencies in addition to departmental specific competencies
  • Adheres to policies, procedures and regulations to ensure patient safety and regulations
  • May attend departmental meetings and provide constructive recommendations for areas improvement
  • Other duties as assigned -You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent and active National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) Certification through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) or active Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) -Certification through National Healthcareer Association (NHA) -OR High School Diploma or GED equivalent; and completion of a Medical Assistant program and successful completion of NCMA through NCCT or CCMA through NHA within one (1) year from date of hire. Must meet the qualifications to obtain certification through NCCT or NHA. -
    • Current BLS (Hands-on) Certification
    • Current NCMA Certification through NCCT or CCMA through NHA or must obtain within 1 year from date of hire
      • If previously certified by NCCT or NHA, must re-certify within three (3) months of hire if not active and previously certified
      • 1+ year(s) of experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. -Preferred Qualifications:
        • Windows navigation skills
        • Skilled in a variety of MS Office software applications
        • Excellent Customer Service skills
        • Ability to type and enter data efficiently and accurately -
        • Ability to work independently and willingness to learn
        • Ability to communicate effectively
        • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
        • Attention to detail -To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment -Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) - -Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. -UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Albuquerque , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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