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Medical Assistant - Metairie, LA - 927368

Metairie, LA 70005
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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

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As an active participant of the primary care patient centered medical home team, the Medical Assistant engages in a collaborative process with members of a multidisciplinary team which may include a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, RN Care Manager, Social Worker, MA Lead, and Clinic Manager. The team assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates options and services to meet a patients health needs through communication and utilization of available resources to promote quality, cost effective outcomes.

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The Medical Assistant provides quality nursing care to patients and assists the Physician and Nurse Practitioners in the clinical setting.

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The Medical Assistant collaborates with the primary care provider and other members of the care team and supports the patient by providing routine care, patient education, and self-management support. This position functions in a direct patient care role and is compliant with Regulatory and Quality Improvement activities (HIPAA, OSHA, Disease Management, etc.)

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This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 7:30am - 4:30pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime. Our office is located at 3625 Houma Blvd, MetairieLouisiana 70006.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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As part of a multi-disciplinary care coordination team:

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  • Addresses the total patient, inclusive of medical, psychosocial, behavioral, cultural, and spiritual needs.
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  • Involves the individual patient and caregiver, as appropriate, in decision making.
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  • Facilitates communication and coordination among members of the care team.
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  • Provides patient care to include: patient assessment prior to physicians/nurse practitioners 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.
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  • Escorts patient to exam room
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  • Participates in team huddles and ensures electronic medical record (EMR) is prepared for the clinic visit
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  • 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.
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  • Maintains cleanliness of the patient care areas (exam rooms)
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  • Ensures exam rooms are stocked at all times.
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  • Cleans and disinfects instruments according to policy.
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  • Performs clinic tasks as directed by Clinic Manager.
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  • Assists Clinic Manager with the ordering and receiving of medical supplies and medications.
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  • Works closely with the Clinic Manager and Quality Manager to create and implement new clinic processes.
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  • Reviews all required education courses (live and online) and applies to daily clinic practice
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  • Maintains competency of clinical skills
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Youll 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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
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  • 1+ years of clinical experience required
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  • 1+ years of Electronic medical records (EMR) experience
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  • Intermediate experience in computer applications such as MS Excel (create, edit, & sort), Word (create & edit), and Outlook (calendar management).
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  • Knowledge of OSHA/HIPAA compliance
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  • Ability to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 7:30am - 4:30pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime
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  • 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
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  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Current Medical Assistance certification preferred
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  • MA credentialing experience preferred
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  • Current CPR/AED certification
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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. 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

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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.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Keywords: UHC, Clinical, Medical Records, CMA, OSHA, HIPAA; Medical Credentialing, healthcare, hiring immediately, #rpo

Posted: 2021-06-04 Expires: 2021-07-04

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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