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Medical Assistant

Company: Optum
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Overview:Responsible for performing patient-oriented procedures under the direction and supervision of a clinician, RN, or LVN to ensure safe and appropriate patient care; assists the clinician with minor surgical procedures; performs a broad spectrum of clerical and administrative duties related to the delivery of patient care assistancePrimary Locations:

  • ---Los Angeles County
  • San Fernando Valley
  • San Gabriel Valley
  • Orange CountyEssential functions:
    • Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate our company's commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care, and concern with internal and external customers
    • Uses, protects, and discloses our company's 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 procedures such as ear lavage, ECG, spirometry, injections, peak flows, pulse oximetry, breathing treatments, suture removals, wound dressings, vision/hearing tests, urine pregnancy tests, urine dips, blood glucose testing, and blood hemoglobin (hemocue) testing.
    • Performs phlebotomy and processes lab specimens (i.e., 24 hour urine, wound cultures obtained by clinician, biopsy specimens obtained by clinician, etc.) and maintains lab specimen logs as appropriate.
    • Assists clinician with procedures (pap smears, laceration repairs, other minor surgical procedures) and may assists with more complex department specific specialty procedures (i.e. vasectomies, cystoscopies, thoracentesis, sigmoidoscopies, bunionectomies, joint aspirations, lance surgery, photo therapy, visual fields, pachymetry testing, etc.).
    • Performs medication administration within scope of practice and documents administration of medications and procedures. Ensures proper documentation of medication administration and documentation procedures.
    • Identifies and resolves daily department issues and concerns and escalates to supervisor when necessary.
    • Participates in the development of department policies and procedures.Education:Minimum:
      • 1 or 2 years of post-high school education or a degree from a two-year college.
      • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program.
      • Phlebotomy certificate.
      • Basic Life Support for Healthcare providersPreferred:
        • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) preferred.Experience:Minimum:
          • Up to and including one year of experience.Preferred:
            • 1 year of previous Medical Assistant work experience.
            • Over 1 year of experience in a specialty field.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
              • 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.
              • Basic Life Support for healthcare providers.
              • Computer literate (i.e., logging on to computer, usage of keyboard and mouse, familiarity with Windows and email applications).
              • Ability to type 40 wpm.
              • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to read, write, speak and understand English clearly.
              • Customer service oriented.
              • Ability to concurrently perform multiple tasks.Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. 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. Here you'll find incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(SM)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.

Keywords: Optum, Los Angeles , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , El Segundo, California

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