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 Medical Assistant - Tempe, AZ - TEMPE, Arizona, United States

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Posted by: UnitedHealth Group 
Hiring entity type: Insurance 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Administrative - Other
Health - Clinical/Medical Assistant
Customer service & support
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 819931 / Latpro-3675873 
Date posted: Apr-10-2019
State, Zip: Arizona, 85280


Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.

Do you have ideas for innovation in a practice setting? Do you want to help create the next evolution of clinical models for under-served neighborhoods? 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. We are looking for a Medical Assistant (MA) to join our team and help create, execute, and deliver on our mission to improve access to care.

The MA will work in the Papago neighborhood in Tempe. The MA will participate 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, licensed practice clinicians. The MA will also work in the front office and assist patients with appointment and registration questions, set a welcoming, supportive tone for our service and have an eye toward problem solving.

Candidates must be willing to help foster a culture of teamwork and innovation. This is a unique opportunity to support the development, start-up and opening of the new clinic supported by the UnitedHealthcare brand.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Welcomes patients to the clinic and answers basic questions about health care services offered at the neighborhood clinic.

  • Keeps a focus on patients and escalates acute needs to clinic staff.

  • Has knowledge of the neighborhood and is prepared to interface with a variety of personalities daily while ensuring a level of cultural sensitivities.

  • Maintains the waiting room to support a warm and welcoming environment.

  • Keen cash handling skills, encounter documentation and required reporting as required.

  • Performs all duties within the scope of a Medical Assistant’s standards of practice. Performs quality control checks on equipment, supports providers/nurses, and assists in completing tasks related to quality operations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Supports and follows Standard Delegation of Orders (SDO).

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher) or equivalent with completion of Medical Assisting training program.

  • BLS certification or the ability to obtain the certification within 30 days of employment

  • 2+ years of medical assistant experience OR experience in a medical office.

  • Bilingual in Spanish.

  • Spansih medical terminology certification is a plus.

  • Solid knowledge of medical terminology with willingness to translate to English.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 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

  • At least one year of experience as a Medical Assistant in an integrated practice setting.

  • Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding

  • Experience with the Vaccine for Children program

  • Willingness to participate in community events.

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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.

Key Words: Medical Assistant, EHR Programs, Medical terminology BLS certification


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