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Medical Assistant - Primary Care Plus Clinics - Westwego, LA - 891946

Westwego, LA 70094
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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.SM

ThePrimary Care"PlusMedical Assistantprovides quality nursing care to patients"and assists the Physician and Nurse Practitioners in the clinical"setting. The location for this opportunity will be at 712 Westbank"Expressway, Westwego, LA

What we do defines who we are. Take a deeper look at how"we're providing support during this global health crisis and search for a way"you can get involved. View our Covid - 19 Resources Page at: https://info.uhg.com/

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Addresses the total patient, inclusive of medical," psychosocial, behavioral, cultural, and spiritual needs
  • Involves the individual patient and caregiver, as" appropriate, in decision making
  • Facilitates communication and coordination among" members of the care team
  • Provides patient care to include: patient assessment" prior to physician's / nurse practitioner's examination, serves as patient" advocate / liaison by answering questions related to care and treatment," as appropriate, provides patient education and self - management support," implements physician orders (injections, prescription refills, diagnostic" tests, referrals, etc.) and assists providers with procedures
  • Escorts patient to exam room
  • Participates in team "huddles" and ensures EMR is" prepared for the clinic visit
  • Triages phone calls to the appropriate department and" enters the call into the EMR as a Telephone Encounter.After the call" has been addressed, communicates with the patient and documents in the" Telephone Encounter
  • Maintains cleanliness of the patient care areas (exam" rooms)
  • Ensures exam rooms are stocked at all times
  • Cleans and disinfects instruments according to policy
  • Performs clinic tasks as directed by Clinic Manager
  • Assists Clinic Manager with the ordering and receiving" of medical supplies and medications
  • Works closely with the Clinic Manager and Quality" Manager to create and implement new work flows
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 / GED (or higher)
  • 1+ year of clinic workexperience
  • Computer experience
  • Experience with OSHA / HIPAA compliance
  • Electronic Medical Records work experience
  • Ability to travel and work at any of the 5 locations" within the Jefferson & Orleans Parrish locations as needs arise due to" personnel PTO, scheduling conflicts etc (mileage reimbursement included)" while based at the Westwego location
  • You"will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and"are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is"an essential function of this role
  • Employees are"required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive"Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar"UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site"each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any"state and local masking orders. In"addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear"a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Injection administering
  • Current Medical Assistant certification
  • Current CPR / AED certification
Physical and Work Environment:
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to bend and sit for long periods
UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The"health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking"a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our"workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue"to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying"specific attention to geography - specific trends. We have taken steps to"ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing"them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients"and customers who depend on us.

Some of the steps we've taken to ensure employee well - being"include:
  • Launched"our ProtectWell app and UnitedCARES program to help ease the burden and stress"for our UnitedHealth Group team members and their immediate family affected by"COVID - 19
  • Daily"updates from our CEO Dave Wichmann to support and inspire team members during"this challenging time
  • Onsite"social distancing and increased sanitization measures for employees who have"been welcomed back to our offices
  • Fully"cover the COVID - 19 healthcare costs for our employees
  • Employees"who self - identify as high risk or who live with someone who is high risk have"been asked to remain working from home
You"can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID - 19 and support impacted"communities at: https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/addressing-covid.html

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare"& Retirement. The Boomer generation is the"fastest growing market segment in healthcare. And we are the largest business"in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well - being needs."Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest"to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of"these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to"grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our Healthcare"system. Ready? It's time 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.

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Posted: 2020-11-03 Expires: 2020-12-31

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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Medical Assistant - Primary Care Plus Clinics - Westwego, LA - 891946

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