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Medical Assistant Trainee - Everett, WA - 2225740

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Everett, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here’s your opportunity. We’re going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Clinical Compassion. It’s the starting point for health care providers like you and it’s what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you’re also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more and start doing your life’s best work.

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data, and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life’s best work.

Optum is currently seeking individuals who are passionate about patients and committed to acquiring the knowledge and skills required to be a Medical Assistant. These opportunities are for ALL individuals, even those with NO prior healthcare experience.

Our Medical Assistant Trainee program is 18 months long which includes a paid, intensive, ten-week class session. After the classroom portion, the Trainees will receive paid On-the-Job training to fully support their transition into the role for the remaining 15 months. Trainees are full-time employees with benefits from the first day of the program and will be eligible to maintain employment beyond the program with the organization. (This program is not intended for individuals currently certified as a Medical Assistant with the National Healthcare Association.)

THE TRAINING IS PROVIDED AT NO COST to the participants and will prepare them to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam (CCMA) to become Certified Clinical Medical Assistants.

**This is a full-time position starting on September 9th, 2024**

The Medical Assistant Trainee (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 exhibit behavior and communication skills that demonstrate the company’s commitment to superior customer service, including quality care and concern with internal and external customers
  • Use, protect, and disclose patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
  • Anticipate the clinician’s needs and carries out orders
  • Check for patients’ arrival status and escorts patients from waiting area to exam rooms. Escorts patients to ancillary services as needed
  • Obtain, record, and report vital signs and other pertinent patient information to RN, LVN, or clinician
  • Perform various medical procedures and medication administration as appropriate for their certification
  • Perform phlebotomy, process lab specimens, and maintain lab specimen logs as appropriate
  • Assist clinician with procedures as requested
  • Ensure proper documentation of all procedures
  • Maintain and clean exam and treatment areas, specimen processing areas, and medical equipment
  • Complete or assist 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:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to complete Medical Assistant Trainee program and certification.
  • Currently hold Basic Life Support Certification or willingness to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to the classroom and assigned clinic.

Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for this role is $16.00 to $23.94 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

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.