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UnitedHealth Group Certified Medical Assistant - Schertz, Texas in Schertz, Texas

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? 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 providing 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). 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 Job Functions below along with various other procedures under the direct supervision and responsibility of a medical provider. The MA assists in identifying patient needs or problems and 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. Completes mandatory training.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performsallduties within the scope of a Medical Assistant’s practice.Operatesdiagnosticequipment(cannotinterpret tests), remove staples fromsuperficial wounds, changes wound dressing and obtains cultures, administersnon-intravenous medication, performs simple specimencollection via noninvasivetechniquesandcollects blood specimens via venipuncture or via capillary,performs EKGs. Performs quality control checks on equipment.Preparesand sterilizes medical equipment using the autoclave

  • Rooms patientsaccording to policy and procedures, preparespatient for examination

  • Recordspatient care documentation in the medical record accurately and in a timely manner

  • Coordinatespatient care asdirectedby physicians, company standardsand policies

  • Respectspatient confidentiality at all timesandtreatspatients with courtesyandrespect

  • Organizes exam and treatmentrooms, stocks andcleans rooms andsterilizes instruments

  • Practices standard infectioncontrolprecautions

  • Telephoneand in-person screening limited to intake andgatheringofinformation without requiring the exercise of judgmentbased on clinicalknowledge

  • Supports and followsStandardDelegation of Orders(SDO)

  • Performsall other relateddutiesasassigned

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 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 for healthcare providers (written exam and in-person assessment) at time of hire or within 30 days of hire

  • Basic computer literacy, with intermediate Excel skills

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

  • Good communication and customer service skills

  • 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 as a Medical Assistant

  • Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding

  • Bilingual

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.

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 550,000+ 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: Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant, Schertz, TX, Texas

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