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Medical Assistant (Float Pool) - WellMed at St. John's - Austin, TX more...
Location:Austin, TX
Company:OptumCare
First posted:May 22, 2017 (last updated 1 week 4 days ago)
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Talk about meaningful work. Talk about an important role. Let's talk about your next career move. Due to our expanding business, WellMed is seeking a Medical Assistant who shares our passion for helping others live healthier lives. In this position you will interact with patients and their family members, health care providers and insurance companies. Learn from health care experts as you work side-by-side to impact the care and comfort of our patient population. You will be part of a team dedicated to improving the delivery and quality of health care that is patient-centered, safe and effective. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)

The Medical Assistant (MA) participates in planning, providing, and evaluating patient care at the appropriate skill level. They have a duty to provide a standard of care that meets or exceeds that of a reasonably competent and knowledgeable Medical Assistant. The MA performs duties within their scope of practice delegated by, and under the supervision of, a provider (TX) or physician (FL)

Duties include: Organizes the clinical environment and provides support in patient care situations. Support includes but is not limited to assisting physicians and nursing personnel, including those skills listed under Primary Responsibilities below along with various other procedures under the direct supervision and responsibility of a medical provider. The MA observes patient status and documents observations in the electronic medical record. Assists other team members in identifying patient needs or problems. This includes communicating data to the provider or other members of the clinical team. The MA delivers quality customer service. Ensures policy and procedures are followed including infection control, privacy and confidentiality.

Please note: This is a full time, float Medical Assistant position. The Medical Assistant will be based at our St. Johns clinic but must be able and available to travel to our Rosewood and Midtown clinics.

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs all duties within the scope of a Medical Assistants standards of practice. Operates diagnostic equipment (cannot interpret tests), remove staples from superficial wounds, changes wound dressing and obtains cultures, administers non intravenous medication; performs simple specimen collection via noninvasive techniques and collects blood specimens via venipuncture or via capillary, performs EKGs. Performs quality control checks on equipment. Prepares and sterilizes medical equipment using the autoclave
Rooms patients according to policy and procedures, prepares patient for examination
Records patient care documentation in the medical record accurately and in a timely manner
Coordinates patient care as directed by physicians, company standards and policies
Respects patient confidentiality at all times and treats patients with courtesy and respect
Organizes exam and treatment rooms, stocks and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments
Maintains quality control standards
Practices standard infection control precautions
Telephone and in-person screening limited to intake and gathering of information without requiring the exercise of judgment based on clinical knowledge
Supports and follows Standard Delegation of Orders (SDO)
Performs all other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

High school graduate or GED equivalent
Current, nationally recognized Medical Assistant certification or the ability to obtain the certification within 180 days of employment. Medical Assistants who are hired prior to receiving their certification are expected to perform at the same level as a certified Medical Assistant
Current BLS certification or the ability to obtain the certification within 30 days of employment
Basic computer literacy
Knowledge of medical terminology
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Good communication and customer service skills
This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctors diagnosis of disease
Preferred Qualifications:

At least one year of experience as a Medical Assistant
Palliative Care experience
Bilingual in Spanish and English
PCP (Primary care practitioner) experience
Podiatry experience
Cardiology experience
Pain Management experience

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 90,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team 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.

Job Keywords: MA, medical assistant, certified medical assistant, CMA, registered medical assistant, RMA, geriatric, Medicare, front office, WellMed, UnitedHealth Group, UHG, UnitedHealthcare, UHC, Austin, TX, Texas

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