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Certified Medical Assistant CMA - 2227734

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Columbia, SC, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Opportunities with Colonial Healthcare, part of the Optum family of businesses. Join our team and advance your career within a leading primary care and specialty medical practice that prides itself on family-focused, patient-centric care. With over 25 years of experience, offices across Sumter, Columbia, Camden, and Manning, SC, and a commitment to reducing wait times and integrating cutting-edge medical advancements, we offer a supportive environment where you can grow professionally. Our dedication to improving the quality of life for our patients through coordinated care and advanced diagnostic services is unwavering. Be part of a network that values Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Position Details:

Location: Colonial Healthcare, a part of Optum – 4700 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206

Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 8am-5pm and Friday, 8am-12pm (Employee will need to be flexible on end of shift time if patient(s) is still in office.) / No evenings, weekends, or holidays!

Specialty: Family Medicine

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance
  • Administering medications and injections
  • Venipuncture for lab draw
  • Performing EKGs, Spirometry, Flu and Strep Tests
  • Maintains medical supplies inventory and performing preventive maintenance to keep medical equipment operating
  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient, recording medical history, and confirming purpose of visit
  • Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; and reporting patient history summary
  • Saves doctors’ time by helping with office procedures
  • Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence and keeping patient information confidential
  • Process Referrals
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders, and verifying receipt
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, and calling for repairs
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading professional publications
  • Serves and protects the practice by adhering to professional standards; facility policies and procedures; and federal, state, and local requirements
  • Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

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 or completion of an equivalent adult education program
  • Medical Assistant diploma, technical certificate or certification OR 3+ years of experience performing the critical skills of a medical assistant after on-the-job training
  • Active medical assistant certification (CMA, CCMA, NCMA or RMA)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPR certification
  • 3+ years of clinical experience in a Family Medicine setting
  • Experience working as a Medical Assistant or EMT
  • Experience with electronic medical record software
  • Experience performing medical back office tasks including obtaining vital signs, injections/immunizations, phlebotomy, urinalysis and administering medications
  • Experience performing medical front office tasks including scheduling appointments, prior authorizations, medication refills and referrals

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.