Medical Assistant, Various Locations - Up to $2,500 Sign-On Bonus
Req #: 37175
Full Time
Shift: Varies
Ambulatory Services Admin
United Health Services Hospitals
Vestal, NY
Weekly hours: 40

United Health Services is seeking Medical Assistants to join our primary care and specialty care office teams across the Southern Tier. Please indicate in your application if you have a preferred city in which to work. Employees who work at least 24 hours per week are eligible for benefits.

Locations: UHS Primary Care and Specialty Care Offices, various cities
Shift: Days, typically 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours per week: 32-40, depending on location
Salary: $15.25 - $20.59/hour, depending on experience

Medical Assistant Position Overview

Medical Assistants work in both a clinical and clerical capacity at United Health Services. In addition to working in the front of the office, you’ll also perform routine clinical tasks and measurements, such as taking patient vitals at the start of their visit. As an integral part of our physician practice team, you will help provide patients with a seamless experience during their time in the office.

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • New, higher wages for Medical Assistants starting at $15.25/hour
  • Potential to receive up to $6,000 in tuition forgiveness for eligible Medical Assistant candidates
  • Comprehensive orientation and training programs
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources and counseling
  • Professional/leadership development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement or incentives to further your education, particularly in the nursing or clinical laboratory/technologist fields

Medical Assistant Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Perform clinical assignments within the scope of a medical assistant, including measurement of patients’ weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and pulse oximetry
  • Maintain medical records according to policy and complete accurate patient documentation
  • Collaborate with patients, families, and other member of our healthcare team to coordinate care
  • Greet patients with a positive and friendly approach at every interaction
  • Provide quality service by phone, electronic messaging, or in person; perform registration, scheduling, and insurance verification per policy with attention to detail
  • Stay aware of patient wait times and work with the healthcare team to answer questions and provide updated information regarding delays
  • Treat all patients, family, and other visitors with respect and compassion
  • Comply with all organizational policies and procedures and safety/health regulations
  • Demonstrate commitment to United Health Services’ organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications

  • Education/Experience
    • Minimum Required:
      • High school diploma or equivalent
      • Direct patient care experience, including but not limited to collection of patient information and data, patient interactions and assisting physicians with procedures in a medical office or hospital setting.
    • Preferred:
      • One year of experience in a walk in / primary care/ specialty care hospital setting
      • Certified medical administrative assistant (CMAA)
      • Prior experience with Electronic Health Records Systems

  • License/Certification
    • Minimum Required:
      • Documentation of current CPR certification required within 1 week of start of employment.
    • Preferred:
      • Current driver’s license

How to Apply

Applications for our Medical Assistant position can be submitted through United Health Services’ online application system.

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices in addition to home care and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.