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Medical Assistant – Family Practice

UnitedHealth Group

This is a Contract position in Fountain Hills, AZ posted September 14, 2020.

At Optum, we share what might be seen as a surprisingly simple goal: making the health system work better for everyone. We look for people who relentlessly push themselves to go farther. For these high performers, a position on a team at Optum, a business of UnitedHealth Group, is a natural fit. We offer more than the talent, resources and can – do culture – we offer a place to improve the lives of others while doing your lifes best work.(sm)

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 lifes best work.(sm) The Medical Assistants responsibility is to assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management.

***Primary Care, MONDAY FRIDAY (7:45am-5:00pm), NO WEEKENDS, CLOSED ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS***

Office Location: 16838 E Palisades Blvd #C-153 Fountain Hills, AZ

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs clinical and administrative medical assistant duties including but not limited to; greet patients, prepare charts (EHR), prepare patients and exam rooms, take histories and vital signs, give injections, provide basic wound care, perform EKG’s, triage patients and advise patients of test results and care plans
  • Provide education about health preservation, disease prevention and disease self – management
  • Participate in preventative care reminder programs
  • Assist patient in procurement of medical supplies
  • Use of technology to assist with all aspects of patient care; electronic health record documentation, disease registry, documentation prompts and standing order protocols
  • Maintain clinical supplies and equipment
  • Attend required meetings and participate in a constructive manner as a team player
  • Participate in periodic in – services to enhance and increase clinical skills

Youll 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 equivalent
  • Graduate from an accredited MA program or 3 years of military as a medic
  • Current CPR card OR willing to obtain in 30 days
  • 1+ years of experience as a Medical Assistant (post externship experience)
  • Electronic medical record knowledge
  • 1+ years of Medication Prior Authorization experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Working knowledge of health insurance: HMO, PPO, Medicare and Medicaid
  • ICD-9 and CPT coding experience

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: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment

Job Keywords: medical assistant, family practice, patient care, Fountain Hill, AZ, Arizona