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Medical Assistant

UnitedHealth Group San Antonio Full-Time
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USMD part of OptumCare is a multi - specialty group of hospital, clinics and physicians. USMD serves the Dallas - Fort Worth metropolitan area with more than 250 physicians and associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to patients in more than 20 different specialties at its 2 hospitals, 4 cancer treatment centers and nearly 50 physician clinics, many of which are multi - specialty.


The Certified Medical Assistant provides medical / nursing assistance under the direction of physician or nursing staff within their certified capabilities. In addition, of consent for treatment form, recording patient information, and scanning. Practices exceptional customer service, answers phone, and assists with the daily operations of the clinic. Communicates and coordinates information in a knowledgeable and courteous manner with staff, patients, and families. Maintains confidentiality with patients, staff, and guests.


***We have multiple clinic openings throughout San Antonio/Dallas Forth Worth and surrounding areas***


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform all duties in accordance with clinical, OSHA and infection control standards

  • Interpret and carry out provider orders

  • Assist the physician and / or associate practitioner with procedures and treatments

  • Escorts patients to exam rooms, interviews patient, measures vital signs (including weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature) and documents in patient's chart

  • Record patients' medical history, health maintenance and chief complaint

  • Give instructions to patients as instructed by the physician or associate practitioner

  • Document all patient related communication and interventions in patient's EMR

  • Update the patient's Health Monitor at each visit

  • Work the GAP reports and recall list for clinical quality measures

  • Utilization of CINA sheets

  • Prepare and administer medications applying aseptic technique

  • Observe patient response to medications administered and reports adverse events to provider

  • Where applicable, perform phlebotomy and other specimen collection in accordance with Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) standards, including control testing

  • Maintain lab specimen logs

  • Coordinate out - patient testing and referrals, as well as hospital pre - admission when necessary

  • Scan all referral letters, x - ray reports, and lab results in patient’s EMR per clinic protocol

  • Maintain all logs and required checks (i.e. refrigerator temperatures, emergency medications, expired medications, oxygen, equipment sterilization, etc.)

  • Prepare, restock, and disinfect examination rooms, procedure rooms, lab area, and all other patient care areas at scheduled intervals, and as needed

  • Take telephone and e - mail messages, as well as medication refill requests, from patients and provide feedback and answers to patient / physician / pharmacy per physician protocol

  • Collect data and process messages from patients and front office to physicians and associate provider

  • Adhere to infection - control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures and controlled substance regulations

  • Represent clinic as a professional. Treat all patients and fellow employees in a courteous and cooperative manner

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times according to USMD policy and procedures and HIPPA requirements

  • Attend required meetings

  • Participate in team activities and professional development activities

  • Maintain professional CEUs in accordance with state certification board

  • Perform other duties as assigned by office supervisor, site manager, or practice administrator

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or GED
  • RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) or CMA (Certified Medical Assistant or willing to obtain within 180 days
  • Active CPR / BLS certification within 30 days of hire
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology
  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of hands on clinical experience working with a licensed physician or provider
  • 1+ years of phlebotomy skill experience
  • 1+ years of experience giving injections
  • Electronic Medical Records (Nextgen and Allscripts)

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

  • Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least 50 pounds
  • Availability to work any hours between 7am to 6pm Monday – Friday
  • Ability to adapt to frequent scheduling changes (including same day of an assignment)
  • Availability to work overtime when needed

Careers with USMD.  If you’re idea of a great day at work involves putting great new ideas to work, we should talk. Throughout the greater Dallas area, we’ve built an evolving, integrated health care model that brings primary care and specialist providers together to work in new and better ways. A thriving part of OptumCare and the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, our multi-specialty group of hospitals, clinics and providers features more than 250 physicians and associate practitioners. We provide health care services to patients in more than 20 different specialties at our two hospitals, four cancer treatment centers and nearly 50 physician clinics. Join us and start doing 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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