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Medical Assistant - Metairie, LA


Medical Office Assistant


Metairie, Louisiana, United States

At UnitedHealthcare, we’re simplifying the health care experience, creating healthier communities and removing barriers to quality care. The work you do here impacts the lives of millions of people for the better. Come build the health care system of tomorrow, making it more responsive, affordable and equitable. Ready to make a difference? Join us and start doing your life’s best work.SM

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

This position is full - time, Monday - Friday. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST (Central Standard Time zone). Our office is located at 3625 HOUMA BLVD, METAIRIE, LA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • As part of a multi - disciplinary care coordination team:
    • Addresses the total patient, inclusive of medical, psychosocial, behavioral, cultural, and spiritual needs
    • Involves the individual patient and caregiver, as appropriate, in decision making
    • Facilitates communication and coordination among members of the care team
    • Provides patient care to include: patient assessment prior to physician’s / nurse practitioner’s 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
    • Escorts patient to exam room
    • Participates in team “huddles” and ensures EMR is prepared for the clinic visit
    • 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
    • Maintains cleanliness of the patient care areas (exam rooms)
    • 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 receiving of medical supplies and medications
    • Works closely with the Clinic Manager and Quality Manager to create and implement new workflows

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+ years of clinic work experience
  • Computer experience
  • Experience with OSHA / HIPAA compliance
  • Electronic Medical Records work experience
  • Ability to work any shift between the hours of 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST (Central Standard Time zone) from Monday - Friday
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with injection administering
  • Current Medical Assistant certification
  • Current CPR / AED certification

Physical and Work Environment:

  • Ability to lift up to 20+ lbs. (pounds)
  • Ability to bend and sit for long periods

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies required all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in healthcare. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well - being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our Healthcare system. Ready? It's time to do your life’s best work.SM

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.