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UnitedHealth Group Certified / Registered Medical Assistant - Essex, CT in Groton, Connecticut

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

ProHealth Physicians, a part of OptumCare, is Connecticut’s leading health care delivery organization. ProHealth is focused on reinventing health care to help keep people healthier and feeling their best. Our family of primary care providers and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. We are privileged to be trusted by our patients with their health and well-being.

If you want to get way ahead in your career, it makes sense to be with an organization that's way ahead of the curve. Formed in 1997, ProHealth Physicians has grown to become Connecticut’s leading primary care physician organization. With over 90 locations throughout the state of Connecticut, our family of primary care doctors and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. In fact, ProHealth serves every county and provides roughly ten percent of the primary care delivered to patients in the state. We're leaders in thinking and in serving our communities. For instance, we're a C.M.S. approved Accountable Care Organization (ACO), covering over 30,000 Medicare patients associated with our community-based primary care providers. We're also nationally recognized as a NCQA Level III Medical Home. That kind of progressive leadership makes us perfect fit for OptumCare and UnitedHealth Group's expanding family of providers. This is a place where you can stay way ahead as you do your life's best work. (sm)

Essex Internal Medicine, ProHealth Physicians, has animmediate part-time (approx. 24 - 27 hours per week) Monday, Thursday andFriday (7:30 am -5:00 pm or 8:00 am – 5:00 pm) opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed oriented Certified/RegisteredMedical Assistant to join our team.


  • The Certified/RegisteredMedical Assistant supports the Care team and its patients through patient care,clinical and administrative tasks including patient intake, receiving andresponding to patient phone calls, and documenting patient interactions.

  • The MA performsduties within their scope of practice delegated by, and under the supervisionof, a provider or physician.

  • Performs allduties within the scope of a Medical Assistant’s practice

  • Performs EKGsand other office testing

  • Performsquality control checks on equipment

  • Rooms patientsaccording to policy and procedures, prepares patient for examination

  • Records patientcare documentation in the medical record accurately and in a timely manner

  • Coordinatespatient care as directed by physicians, company standards and policies

  • Respectspatient confidentiality at all times and treats patients with courtesy andrespect

  • Organizes examand treatment rooms, stocks and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments

  • Practicesstandard infection control precautions

  • Telephone andin-person screening limited to intake and gathering of information withoutrequiring the exercise of judgment based on clinical knowledge

  • Carries outstanding orders consistent with ProHealth’ s policies and procedures

  • Schedulestests, treatments and follow-up visits on behalf of patients

  • In advance ofthe visit, perform Pre-visit Preparation to confirm that all needed informationis available

  • Informs new andexisting patients/families about how to access information about theirhealthcare team

  • Ensures allpolicy and procedures are followed including infection control, patientconfidentiality and privacy

  • Activelyparticipate in regular team meetings and quality improvement activities

  • Responsible forconducting outreach to patients identified on monthly clinical performancereports

  • Provideeffective communication with all patients

  • Performs allother related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent

  • Medical Assistant Certification – CMA or RMA requiredwithin 120 days of hire

  • Basic computer literacy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with an electronichealth record

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Knowledge of ICD - 10 and CPT coding

Physical & MentalRequirements:

  • 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 fluids

  • Ability to discriminate shades of color when reading dipstick

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. 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. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company 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 Actionemployer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protectedveteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristicprotected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - freeworkplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginningemployment.

Job Keywords: MA, Medical Assistant, CT, Connecticut, Essex, Primary Care, CMA, RMA,

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