Sr. Medical Assistant - Tampa, FL (100% State Travel Required)
February 10, 2018
The Senior Medical Assistant (MA) participates in providing patient care at the appropriate skill level. They have a duty to provide a standard of care that meets or exceeds that of a reasonably competent and knowledgeable Medical Assistant. The Senior Medical Assistant assists in the training and orienting of MA staff. The Senior Medical Assistant is required to perform all duties of the Medical Assistant within their scope of practice delegated by, and under the supervision of, a provider (TX) or physician (FL). *This position requires up to 100% travel throughout the state of Florida. Position will be onsite at 500 N Westshore Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609 when not traveling.* Duties include: Organizes the clinical environment and provides support in patient care situations. Support includes but is not limited to assisting physicians and nursing personnel, including those skills listed under Job Functions below along with various other procedures under the direct supervision and responsibility of a medical provider. The Sr. MA assists in identifying patient needs or problems and communicating data to the provider or other members of the clinical team. The Sr. MA delivers quality customer service. Ensures policy and procedures are followed including infection control, privacy and confidentiality. Primary Responsibilities: Performs all duties at the expert level within the scope of a Medical Assistant's scope of practice. Operates diagnostic equipment (cannot interpret tests), remove staples from superficial wounds, changes wound dressing and obtains cultures, administers non intravenous medication performs simple specimen collection via noninvasive techniques and collects blood specimens via venipuncture or via capillary, performs EKGs. Performs quality control checks on equipment. Prepares and sterilizes medical equipment using the autoclave Records patient care documentation in the medical record accurately and in a timely manner. Identifies when other MA's documentation is incorrect and alerts clinic leadership Trains and mentors other MAs, including assisting with documentation questions Coordinates patient care as directed by provider, and policies/procedures Respects patient confidentiality at all times. Ensures others are also respecting patient confidentiality Organizes exam and treatment rooms, stocks and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments. Gathers supplies as per provider direction. Ensures that supplies are available, stock is inventoried, log data is accurate and supplies are rotated. Follows up with discrepancies Creates and maintains an environment that supports infection prevention Telephone and in-person screening limited to intake and gathering of information without requiring the exercise of judgment based on clinical knowledge Supports and follows Standard Delegation of Orders Promotes a positive work environment in which team members willingly serve each other Ensures that all MAs are aware of training they must receive to continually improve performance Performs all other related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:High school graduate or GED equivalent 5 years of experience as a certified Medical Assistant or a combination of 7 years of Medical Assistant experience (minimum of 2 years certified and 5 years non-certified)Current BLS certification (through an approved American Heart Association Training Center or the Military Training Network) at time of hire or within 30 days of hire Proven ability to mentor others Expert in computer literacy in electronic health record Intermediate Excel skills Knowledge of medical terminology Mastered ICD-10 and CPT coding Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations required and assume a leadership role until higher levels of care arrive on scene Excellent communication and customer service skills This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of diseasePreferred Qualifications:1+ year of lead or supervisory experiencePhysical & Mental Requirements: Ability to lift, push or pull >35 lbs. with assistance Ability to stand for extended periods of time Ability to use fine motor skills to operate equipment and/or machinery Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving Occasionally requires exposure to communicable diseases or bodily Ability to discriminate shades of color when reading dipstickIf the hired individual resides in Florida (office based or telecommuting) this position requires the AHCA Level II background check (fingerprinting) by the State of Florida for all clinicians that have direct face to face contact with members OR employees who will have access to confidential patient data and will require renewal every five years.Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 90,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) 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. Job Keywords: Senior Medical Assistant, Sr. MA, Sr. Medical Assistant, CMA, Certified Medical Assistant, Travel, training, lead, supervisor, phlebotomy, Tampa, Largo, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lutz, Brandon, FL, Florida
Internal Number: 745505
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