Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - WellMed Medical Group - Austin, TX

Employer
Optum
Location
Austin, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 17, 2022
Closes
May 28, 2022
Ref
2065386
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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)

 

A partner of the OptumCare network, WellMed Medical Group (WMG) is seeking a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to join our St John’s Clinic in Austin, TX.  We are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally.  Start doing your life’s best work with the largest care delivery organization in the world.

 

Position Highlights

  • Practice with a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers
  • 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
  • “Quality vs. Quantity Model” – Typically see 14 to 16 patients per day
  • Patient panel is predominately geriatrics with Medicare Advantage coverage
  • Incentives heavily weighted towards quality metrics
  • Provider retention rate over 96%
 

What makes an OptumCare 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
  • 401k with match and UHG Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • 160 hours of PTO, 40 hours CME, and clinics are closed for 8 national holidays
  • Comprehensive Benefits from Optum Partner Services  
 

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:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing OR Certification by 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
  • Current prescriptive authority from the Texas Board of Nursing OR Current prescriptive authority from the Texas State Medical Board
  • Valid DEA license
  • 18+ months of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant
  • Comfortable managing a primarily Medicare-aged patient population
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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
 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees and maintain relationships with various health plans
 

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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

 

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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)

 

The OptumCare Story:

At OptumCare, 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 over 14 million people through more than 38,000 aligned physicians and 9,000 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 here.

 

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.

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