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UnitedHealth Group Certified Medical Assistant - Riverside Medical Group Pediatrics in Edgewater, New Jersey

* $1,000 Sign On Bonus For All External Hires *

Riverside Medical Group is the premier medical practice in New Jersey serving patients in Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Middlesex, Burlington, and Camden counties. We have over 60 locations and 180 board certified medical providers specializing in Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, ENT, Foot & Ankle, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Cardiology, Behavioral Health, Physical Therapy, Allergy & Immunology, Developmental Health, Pain Management, Chiropractic and Optometry.

As a National Committee for Quality Assurance "Level III- Patient Centered Medical Home," Riverside is able to provide patient-focused precision medical care to the entire family and is committed to providing patients with the highest quality medical care.

In addition to providing the highest quality of care, Riverside offers its patients the best hours of operation of any private practice in the country. Patients have around-the-clock access to a health-care team and have the benefit of same day and walk in appointments. As an advocate for prenatal health and education, Riverside offers prenatal classes every weekend free of charge. Riverside believes in giving back to their community and the patients they serve through health fairs, charitable giving/foundation, and free medical education.

As a part of the OptumCare network, Riverside Medical Group is seeking a Certified Medical Assistant to join our growing team in New Jersey. At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing physician-led care locally. Work with the largest care delivery organization in the world and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepares the patient for the Medical Provider’s examination by obtaining vital signs and patient history

  • Prepares and maintains the examination and treatment areas

  • Prepares the patient for and assisting with the examinations, procedures and treatments

  • Maintains medication and immunization records

  • Performs sterilization techniques and an inventory of supplies and equipment

  • Understands proper function and care of special equipment

  • Performs routine maintenance and calibration of administrative and clinical equipment

  • Administers vaccines and other injections where applicable

  • Organizes and maintains medical records

  • Cooperates with other RMG employees to achieve specific team goals

  • To the extent requested by the Medical Provider, RMG Medical Assistants are also responsible for certain follow-up with patients, such as ensuring specialist appointments are scheduled and referrals are prepared

  • All RMG employees are expected to keep abreast of current medical requirements relevant to their position, which includes maintaining patient confidentiality and abiding by all HIPPA and OSHA requirements

  • Assist with front desk and other duties as assigned

  • Weekend shifts in rotation may be required

This is a full time position with:

  • Full Medical Benefits

  • Paid Time Off

  • Holidays

  • 401k with company match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Employee Discount Program

  • and more...

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

  • Medical Assistant Degree / Diploma

  • Medical Assistant Certification (or ability to attain certification within 90 days from employment start date).

  • Basic computer and word-processing skills

  • Proof of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases is an employment requirement

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience working as a Medical Assistant performing front and clinical back office duties including phlebotomy, injections, obtaining vital signs and recording medical history

  • MD office work experience

  • Bi-lingual - Spanish

  • Knowledge of Epic EMR software

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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.

Opportunities with Riverside Medical Group. Discover what it means to be part of a top-rated, premier medical practice with a deep commitment to serving its community for over 35 years. We’re also part of the best hospital system in New Jersey and one of the best 50 hospitals in the nation. Riverside Medical Group has over 25 locations in Northern New Jersey, and we deliver quality-focused care to patients of all ages. We recently became part of OptumCare - the health care delivery part of Optum, backed by the scale and resources of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies. Every day we provide the ultimate patient experience through round-the-clock access to health care teams, same day and walk-in appointments, as well as charitable giving and a foundation that supports scholarships and medical research. At Riverside, you’ll play an important role in helping people achieve optimal health, and that’s just the start. Learn more about career opportunities with Riverside Medical Group, where you can help change the world as you 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, CMA, RMA, Certified Medical Assistant, Riverside Medical Group, Optum, UnitedHealth Group, Maywood, New Jersey, NJ

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