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Medical Assistant - Primary Care - Whittier, CA at UnitedHealth Group

Medical Assistant - Primary Care - Whittier, CA

UnitedHealth Group Whittier, CA Full-Time
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AppleCare Medical Group, part of OptumCare®, is a group of leading, independent physicians that provide excellent care and quality service. Our doctors work with a team of AppleCare nurses, social workers and pharmacists to provide expert, personalized care.  AppleCare Medical Group is comprised of hundreds of board-certified private-practice, independent physicians. Collectively, our physicians have been serving the Southeast area of Los Angeles and Northern Orange County for decades, providing their medical expertise and passion to improving the health of our communities.

In this Medical Assistant role, you will learn from healthcare experts as you work side by side to provide care for patients in a clinic setting. You will build meaningful relationships with patients, their family members, healthcare providers, and office staff while providing high quality direct patient care. You will enjoy profound job satisfaction as you impact the care and comfort of our patient population. We offer the benefits of working for a large, multi - national company - career opportunities, great benefits, paid time off, and more! The successful candidate will have experience as a Medical Assistant and demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, and have the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

 

*Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM.  No nights, weekends or holidays 

$2000 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works within the California MA Scope of Practice to performs patient intake process (vital signs, history)
  • Performs clinical procedures (injections, ear lavage, EKG)
  • Assists the providers with invasive procedures
  • Maintains clinical logs (autoclave, temperature logs)
  • Submits electronic referrals for additional services
  • Enrolls / responds to electronic patient messages in the patient portal program
  • Processes medication refills per protocol
  • Makes / takes patient calls
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

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.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Graduate from a Medical Assistant program/school, or a Registered Medical Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant
  • CPR certified or willing to become certified upon hire
  • 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:

  • 1+ years of experience in a healthcare or clinical setting
  • EMR and / or NextGen experience
  • Experience working both front and back office 
  • Experience in working with HMO and PPO plans
  • Bilingual English / Spanish

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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)

**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates.  Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.
 

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, MA, BLS, front office, back office, EMR, medical office, HMO, PPO, Optum, OCMG, Whittier, CA, California, Women, LGBTQ, BIPOC

 

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