Certified / Registered Medical Assistant

UnitedHealth Group - Meriden, CT3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $31,000 - $43,000 a year
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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 achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

ProHealth Physicians, a part of OptumCare, is Connecticut’s leading health care delivery organization. ProHealth is focused on reinventing health care to help keep people healthier and feeling their best. Our family of primary care providers and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. We are privileged to be trusted by our patients with their health and well-being.

If you want to get way ahead in your career, it makes sense to be with an organization that's way ahead of the curve. Formed in 1997, ProHealth Physicians has grown to become Connecticut’s leading primary care physician organization. With over 90 locations throughout the state of Connecticut, our family of primary care doctors and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. In fact, ProHealth serves every county and provides roughly ten percent of the primary care delivered to patients in the state. We're leaders in thinking and in serving our communities. For instance, we're a C.M.S. approved Accountable Care Organization (ACO), covering over 30,000 Medicare patients associated with our community-based primary care providers. We're also nationally recognized as a NCQA Level III Medical Home. That kind of progressive leadership makes us perfect fit for OptumCare and UnitedHealth Group's expanding family of providers. This is a place where you can stay way ahead as you do your life's best work.SM

CT Center for ADHD and Attention Disorders has an immediate full-time opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed oriented Certified/Registered Medical Assistant to join our team. The office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Wed & Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm with alternating Saturdays 8:00am – 2:00pm with front desk responsibilities. The Medical Assistant hired into this position will be expected to be flexible with their schedule within reason.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Certified/Registered Medical Assistant supports the care team and its patients through patient care, clinical and administrative tasks including patient intake, receiving and responding to patient phone calls, and documenting patient interactions
The MA performs duties within their scope of practice delegated by, and under the supervision of, a provider or physician
Completes prior authorizations for medication and behavioral health visits
Performs quality control checks on equipment
Rooms patients according to policy and procedures, prepares patient for examination by obtaining vital signs, reconciling medications, allergies and updating pharmacy information
Records patient care documentation in the medical record accurately and in a timely manner
Coordinates patient care as directed by physicians, company standards and policies
Respects patient confidentiality at all times and treats patients with courtesy and respect
Organizes exam and treatment rooms, stocks and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments
Practices standard infection control precautions
Carries out standing orders consistent with ProHealth’ s policies and procedures
Schedules tests, treatments and follow-up visits on behalf of patients
Performs pre-visit preparation to confirm that all needed information is available
Informs new and existing patients/families about how to access information about their healthcare team
Delivers quality patient service
Ensures all policy and procedures are followed including infection control, patient confidentiality and privacy
Actively participates in regular team meetings and quality improvement activities
Provide effective communication with all patients
Performs all other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
High school graduate or GED equivalent

Graduate from an accredited Medical Assistant program

CMA or RMA required within 120 days of hire

Basic computer literacy

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with an electronic health record

Knowledge of medical terminology

Knowledge of ICD - 10 and CPT coding

1+ years of Medical Assistant experience in Pediatric setting

Physical & Mental Requirements:
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

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)

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.