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Certified Medical Assistant for WellMed - San Antonio, TX
The Certified Medical Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and various other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards.
Essential Job Functions
- Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant (procedures, injections, EKGs, phlebotomy).
- Rooms patients according to company standards.
- Records patient care documentation in the medical record accurately and in a timely manner.
- Coordinates patient care as directed by physicians, company standards and policies.
- Processes appropriate documents in an organized and accurate fashion.
- Respects patient confidentiality at all times.
- Organizes exam and treatment rooms, stocks and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments.
- Maintains certifications (MA and CPR) and quality control standards.
- Participates in marketing events as determined by business need.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
WellMed is now part of the OptumHealth division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella.
WellMed is a healthcare delivery system serving more than 90,000 patients, primarily Medicare eligible seniors, in Texas and Florida through primary care clinics, multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, WellMed is an industry leader in medical risk management, highly effective disease management and chronic care programs, healthcare delivery services and more.
Our focus and mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. We are innovators in preventative healthcare, striving to change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Our providers and support staff are selected for their dedication to the senior population and focus on preventative, proactive patient care.
Minimum Required Education, Experience & Skills
- High school graduate or GED equivalent required.
- Current, nationally recognized Medical Assistant certification or registration required or the ability to obtain the designation within 90 days of employment.
- Current CPR certification or the ability to attain the certification within 30 days of employment.
- Basic computer literacy required.
- Knowledge of medical terminology required.
- ICD-9 and CPT coding required.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations required.
- Good communication and customer service skills required.
Preferred Education, Experience & Skills
- At least one year of experience as a Medical Assistant.
- Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program.
- More than one year of related experience in a medical setting preferred.
Physical & Mental Requirements:
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
- Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 100 pounds of force
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time
- Ability to use fine motor skills to operate equipment and/or machinery
- Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
- Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving
- Occasionally requires exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.
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Job Category: Nurse
Job Reference Code: UHG-545226
Position Type: Full-Time