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Medical Assistant, Gastroenterology

Company: Optum
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign on bonus!The Gastroenterology department is seeking a Medical Assistant to join their team full time to work in an office setting in Seattle, WA.
SPECIFIC SCHEDULE:Monday - Friday - 40 hours per weekLOCATION:The Polyclinic Broadway
The Medical Assistant functions as an integral member of the team and is responsible for providing clinical support to the provider's practice by assisting in the coordination and delivery of patient care. The MA's communication, conduct and performance should support the Polyclinic's efforts in becoming a High Performance Organization.

The MA is responsible for and not limited to:

  • Greet customers into the practice and provide instruction and/or direction as necessary both on the phone and in person.
  • Obtain vital signs.
  • Administer approved medications outlined by WAC under provider's direction.
  • Repeat patient concerns and relay physician direction.
  • Document patient care activities in the electronic medical record.
  • Assist the provider in procedures and treatments.
  • Schedule and coordinate all patient appointments as directed.
  • Maintain an organized and clean work area, free of clutter.
  • Maintain clean exam rooms.
  • Stock and prepare exam rooms daily.
  • Practice safety and OSHA regulations in regards to biohazard waste and non-biohazard waste.
  • Complete all documentation and records with accuracy as directed or necessary for the patient's care.
  • Order and maintain the inventory, and stock in the area according to the policies and procedures established by the Practice Management Dept. and Central Supply.
  • Meet or exceed the performance measures established by the PM Dept.
  • Follow established policy and procedures related to the position.
  • Participate and contribute in a team-based environment.
  • Maintain a team supportive attendance record.
  • Understand and deliver quality care and service consistent with the Polyclinic's efforts in becoming a High Performance Organization.
  • Follow OSHA/WISHA (including usage of PPE) guidelines.
  • Follow HIPAA regulations.
  • Adapt and perform effectively in a continuously changing environment, and in occasional difficult situations.
  • Communication, conduct and dress portray a professional quality at all times.Preferred Experience and Credentials:Education:
    • Completion of a medical assistant program or completion of military medical corpsman program.Experience:
      • One to two years experience as a medical assistant, preferred.Certification/Licensure:
        • Current Medical Assistant - Certified credential in Washington State or current Interim Medical Assistant - Certified permit in Washington State.
          • Required to obtain Medical Assistant - Certified credential in Washington State prior to the interim permit expiration date.Physical and Mental Demands:
            • Occasional long periods of sitting, phone work and keyboarding.
            • Requires good vision and hearing.
            • Close working environment shared with other staff.
            • Fast paced environment.
            • May require lifting patients (i.e. assisting patients from wheelchair to exam tables).Skills:
              • Ability to problem-solve patient medical and non-medical problems under physician direction.
              • Understand and perform multi-tasking.
              • Good command of the English language.
              • Possess critical thinking skills to assist him or her in making decisions in prioritizing daily activities related to the office.
              • Possess and use good oral and written communication skills.
              • Possess ability to manage conflict.
              • Possess proficient computer skills operating in a windows based environment.
              • Work effectively both independently and in a team.
              • Ability to operate office equipment i.e. fax, copier---etc..
              • Perform venipuncture and EKG's.
              • Understanding in pharmacology.Other Requirements:
                • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a worksite building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.
                  Interested in learning more? Let's talk about our opportunities and your career growth!

Keywords: Optum, Seattle , Medical Assistant, Gastroenterology, Healthcare , Seattle, Washington

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