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Home & Supportive Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - WellMed - South Fort Worth, TX

Company: Optum
Location: Irving
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

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A partner of the Optum Care network, WellMed Medical Group, is seeking a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to join our Home & Supportive Care team in South Fort Worth. At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally. Work with the largest care delivery organization in the world and start doing your life's best work.(sm)



Position Highlights:


  • Practice with a multi-disciplinary team of heath care providers that includes Primary Care Physicians, RN Case Managers, social workers, and clinic staff
    Provide care for some of our sicker patients – patients whose needs are beyond what our care management and clinic-based resources can provide, but for whom hospice services are not appropriate
    Our model is designed to provide the most efficient, comprehensive, and proven care techniques to treat the whole patient – physically, mentally, and socially – at each visit
    Primarily manage care in the patient's home; however, care may require an office or other facility setting depending on the needs of the patient
  • Diagnose and treat both acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and other chronic medical conditions
  • Treat acute conditions such as minor injuries and other acute medical conditions such as infections or exacerbations of chronic diseases
  • Facilitates patient and family decision making regarding treatment decisions, end of life care, and serious illness discussions
    Prescribes pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions




    What makes an Optum organization different?


    WellMed is a Medicare Advantage Plan that operates as a health system focused on Quality/Value Based Outcomes
    Our care model limits daily volume to allow our providers the time needed to provide quality care to their patients
    We offer clinical and leadership growth and stability second to none
    Providers are supported to practice at the peak of their license
    We are influencing change on a national scale while maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations




    Compensation/Benefits Highlights:


    Base Salary plus Annual Quality Incentive with a target of $15,000
    Optum Advanced Provider Clinician Partnership Plan
    401k with match and UHG Employee Stock Purchase Program
    20 days of PTO, 40 hours CME, and 8 paid national holidays
    Comprehensive Benefits from Optum Partner Services




    About WellMed:

    At WellMed our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. WellMed has more than 22,000+ primary care physicians, hospitalists, specialists, and advanced practice clinicians who excel in caring for 900,000+ older adults across Texas and Florida.
    Required Qualifications:


    • Certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
    • Current Licensure through the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners OR Licensed Physician Assistant by the Texas State Medical Board
    • Valid DEA license or the ability to obtain one prior to employment
      1+ year of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
      Comfortable managing a primarily Medicare-aged patient population
      Reliable transportation
      Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation




      Preferred Qualifications:


      • Home health experience
      • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency
        A working understanding and support of a managed care environment




        To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.



        The Optum Story:

        At Optum, we've found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives. Our physician-led organization is one of the most dynamic and progressive health care organizations in the world, serving almost 20 million people through more than 64,000 aligned physicians and advanced practice clinicians. You will find our team working in local clinics, surgery centers and urgent care centers, within care models focused on managing risk, higher quality outcomes and driving change through collaboration and innovation. Learn more about our journey .





        Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.



        OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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