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Opportunities at WellMed, part of the Optum family of businesses. We believe all patients are entitled to the highest level of medical care. Here, you will join a team who shares your passion for helping people achieve better health. With opportunities for physicians, clinical staff and non-patient-facing roles, you can make a difference with us as you discover the meaning behind Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Under the direction of the health care provider, the medical assistant is responsible for the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all patients. The medical assistant is responsible for patient care through the ‘nursing’ process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The medical assistant collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure the delivery of effective patient care and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Duties may vary with location, specialty, and size of practice.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Greets and prepares patient for the health care provider by following established standards and procedures
  • Obtains and records vital signs including but not limited to: height, weight, blood pressure temperature, pulse, respiration, drug allergies, current medications and reason for visit
  • Documents in the patient medical record as appropriate and according to clinic guidelines and as directed by healthcare provider
  • Communicates with patients as appropriate and as directed by healthcare provider
  • Ensures patient safety and protection of patient privacy and rights
  • Escalates non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager and/or healthcare provider
  • Schedules patients for diagnostic testing and ensure testing has been completed according to clinic guidelines
  • Prepares, cleans, and sterilizes instruments and maintains equipment, disposing of contaminated items according to protocol
  • Keeps patient exam rooms clean, stocked, and orderly
  • Ensures safety checklists and quality controls are completed according to clinic and regulatory guidelines
  • May be required to draw and collect blood and other patient samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis
  • May be required to administer ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topical, rectal, ophthalmic and/or by inhalation
  • May be required to perform routine tests and/or screenings such as EKG, eye exam, retinal screening, SUDO, ABI, AWV, etc. as ordered by the healthcare provider
  • Perform other duties 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. 

Required Qualifications:  

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Current, nationally recognized Medical Assistant certification or the ability to obtain the certification within 180 days of employment. Medical Assistants who are hired prior to receiving their certification are expected to perform at the same level as a “certified” Medical Assistant
  • Current BLS certification for healthcare providers (written exam and in-person assessment) at time of hire or within 30 days of hire 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology 
  • Basic computer literacy with intermediate Excel skills
  • Proven ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Proven good communication and customer service skills 
  • 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: 

  • 1+ years of experience as a Medical Assistant
  • Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding
  • Bilingual

Competencies:

  • Solid customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to lift, push or pull >35 lbs. with assistance 
  • 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
  • Ability to discriminate shades of color when reading dipstick
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Solid work ethic and high level of professionalism
  • Proficient in basic computer skills to include typing
  • Basic knowledge of clinical procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Team player who can multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to perform all essential job functions as listed above
  • Thorough knowledge of the meaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviation
  • Sound judgement and composure with the ability to take appropriate action in questionable and/or emergent situations
  • Maintains a positive and caring attitude towards patients and their families


At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. 


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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