Medical Assistant - Colorado Springs, CO

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The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for performing patient-oriented procedures under the direction and supervision of a clinician, RN, or LVN to ensure safe and appropriate patient care. The MA assists the clinician with minor medical and surgical procedures; performs a broad spectrum of clerical and administrative duties related to the delivery of patient care assistance.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate the company's commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care, and concern with internal and external customers
  • Uses, protects, and discloses patients' protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
  • Anticipates the clinician's needs and carries out orders.
  • Checks for patients' arrival status and escorts patients from waiting area to exam rooms. Escorts patients to ancillary services as needed
  • Obtains, records, and reports vital signs and other pertinent patient information to RN, LVN, or clinician
  • Performs various medical procedures and medication administration as appropriate for their certification
  • Performs phlebotomy, processes lab specimens, and maintains lab specimen logs as appropriate
  • Assists clinician with procedures as requested
  • Ensures proper documentation of all procedures
  • Maintains and cleans exam and treatment areas, specimen processing areas, and medical equipment
  • Completes or assists with the completion of appropriate forms, tracking, transport, etc.

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:
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program/Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers (AHA) or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross)
  • Ability to demonstrate basic medication administration
  • Manual dexterity to use/handle equipment and instruments
  • Knowledge of infection control standards and utilization of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to perform essential job functions using proper body mechanics
  • Computer literate (i.e., logging on to computer, usage of keyboard and mouse, familiarity with Windows and email applications)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to clearly read, write, speak and understand English
  • Customer service oriented
  • 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.
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using a 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years post-high school education or a degree from a 2-year college
  • 1+ years of Medical Assistant work experience


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Colorado Residents Only: The hourly range for Colorado residents is $15.00 to $22.02. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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