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Senior Medical Assistant USMD Oncology Henderson Street - 927311

Cleburne, TX 76033
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Do you have compassion and a passion to help others?Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieveyour lifes best work.(sm)

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Optum / USMD Oncology Medical Assistants focus on providing care and treatment to patients with cancer. This position reports to clinical supervisor and provides direct patient care, collaborates, and assists patients and caregivers in a clinic setting. The MA assesses physical, psychosocial, and learning needs of patients and families. They care for critically or chronically ill cancer patients by rooming, obtaining vital signs, accurate and thorough patient history, medication and providing information and support. Oncology MAs work with physicians, nurses, and office staff, as a part of interdisciplinary teams to care for cancer patients in Optum / USMD outpatient clinics.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Obtains and documents reason for visit, patient vital signs which may include: Temperature, blood pressure, weight, BMI, respirations, and pulse
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  • Ensures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired medical supplies and has equipment that is in good working condition with up to date biomedical assessment checks. Properly handles, stores, and cleans instruments, equipment, and supplies per manufacturer guidelines
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  • Completes pre-visit planning and visit prep according to established guidelines. Obtains comprehensive health information from patient / family members at the time of the visit. This may include review of systems and history of present illness and / or past medical and social history. Obtains an accurate medication review updating the EHR. Completes office standing orders for the chronic and preventative healthcare needs of the patient
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  • Documents and processes prescription requests and refills per protocol
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  • Arranges for patients ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services by completing necessary paperwork and scheduling of appointments. Under the direction of the provider, tracks, reviews and monitors follow-up of diagnostic test results. Relays information from the provider to the patient regarding results and follow-up instructions
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  • Performs basic office procedures, examinations and / or tests ordered by provider and as skill competencies demonstrate competence
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  • Obtains comprehensive health information from patient / family members to review with providers or clinical resource over the phone. Uses this information to assist providers in determining the urgency for care or an alternative venue for care for patients with acute problems, should access not be readily available at the practice. Returns calls to patient in a timely matter
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  • Provides and maintains a clean, safe environment and performs and / or assists others to perform proper aseptic technique, isolation procedures, and infection control measures
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  • May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis
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  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
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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 equivalent
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  • Current, nationally recognized Medical Assistant certification or registration or the ability to obtain the designation within 180 days of employment
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  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
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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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  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive VoiceResponse (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
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • 2+ years of experience practice setting or a hospital based clinic setting
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  • 1+ years of experience in Oncology setting
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  • Ability to multitask
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Physical & Mental Requirements:

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  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
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  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 50 pounds of force
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  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
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  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
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  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
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  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
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  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving
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Careers with WellMed.Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to doyour life's best work.(sm)

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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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Job Keywords: Senior Medical Assistant, MA, Cleburne, TX, Texas

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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