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UnitedHealth Group Medical Assistant - Primary Care Plus Clinics - Westwego, LA in Westwego, Louisiana

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The Primary CarePlus Medical Assistant provides quality nursing care to patients and assists the Physician and Nurse Practitioners in the clinical setting. The location for this opportunity will be at 712 Westbank Expressway, Westwego, LA

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Addresses the total patient, inclusive of medical,psychosocial, behavioral, cultural, and spiritual needs

  • Involves the individual patient and caregiver, asappropriate, in decision making

  • Facilitates communication and coordination amongmembers of the care team

  • Provides patient care to include: patient assessmentprior to physician’s / nurse practitioner’s examination, serves as patientadvocate / liaison by answering questions related to care and treatment,as appropriate, provides patient education and self - management support,implements physician orders (injections, prescription refills, diagnostictests, referrals, etc.) and assists providers with procedures

  • Escorts patient to exam room

  • Participates in team “huddles” and ensures EMR isprepared for the clinic visit

  • Triages phone calls to the appropriate department andenters the call into the EMR as a Telephone Encounter. After the callhas been addressed, communicates with the patient and documents in theTelephone Encounter

  • Maintains cleanliness of the patient care areas (examrooms)

  • Ensures exam rooms are stocked at all times

  • Cleans and disinfects instruments according to policy

  • Performs clinic tasks as directed by Clinic Manager

  • Assists Clinic Manager with the ordering and receivingof medical supplies and medications

  • Works closely with the Clinic Manager and QualityManager to create and implement new work flows

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 / GED (or higher)

  • 1+ year of clinic work experience

  • Computer experience

  • Experience with OSHA / HIPAA compliance

  • Electronic Medical Records work experience

  • Ability to travel and work at any of the 5 locationswithin the Jefferson & Orleans Parrish locations as needs arise due topersonnel PTO, scheduling conflicts etc (mileage reimbursement included)while based at the Westwego location

  • Youwill be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) andare required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this isan essential function of this role

  • Employees arerequired to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, InteractiveVoice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similarUnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work siteeach day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with anystate and local masking orders. Inaddition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to weara mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Injection administering

  • Current Medical Assistant certification

  • Current CPR / AED certification

Physical and Work Environment:

  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds

  • Ability to bend and sit for long periods

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.

Some of the steps we’ve taken to ensure employee well - beinginclude:

  • Launchedour ProtectWell app and UnitedCARES program to help ease the burden and stressfor our UnitedHealth Group team members and their immediate family affected byCOVID - 19

  • Dailyupdates from our CEO Dave Wichmann to support and inspire team members duringthis challenging time

  • Onsitesocial distancing and increased sanitization measures for employees who havebeen welcomed back to our offices

  • Fullycover the COVID - 19 healthcare costs for our employees

  • Employeeswho self - identify as high risk or who live with someone who is high risk havebeen asked to remain working from home

You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID - 19 and support impacted communities at:

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