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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Pain Management - Las Vegas, NV

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

$15k Sign On Bonus for External Candidates! Optumcare Nevada -is a multi-specialty group of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, fourteen clinical locations including nine health care centers, five urgent care clinics and an outpatient surgery center. Optumcare Nevada offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. Optumcare Nevada is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. - Optumcare Nevada -is now part of -Optum, part of the family of companies that make -UnitedHealth Group -one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system. 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) In this role, you will evaluate and treat patients and prescribe medications. - The NP or PA develops treatment plans in collaboration with a physician to achieve the best health outcomes for the patient in the pain care team. - Provider may be exposed to patients with potential infectious disease. - KNOWLEDGE BASE

  • Pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain
  • Complex pharmacologic therapies including chronic opioid therapy
  • Neuro-musculoskeletal pathology
  • Advanced radiographic imaging (i.e. MRI)
  • Psychological pathology and relation to chronic pain
  • Psychological pathology as possible manifestation of chronic pain
  • Understanding of interventional spine procedures to include the following (if in Pain Management):
    • Indications
    • Understanding of spinal anatomy associated with intervention
    • Understanding of pharmacology associated with intervention
    • Understanding of potential complications associated with intervention

      • Obtain history and physical exam in order to break down complex clinical symptoms into manageable treatment algorithms
      • -Educate patient and family about chronic pain pathology and treatment algorithms
      • Screening of new patients and determining procedural candidacy
      • Follow-up with patients to assess response to multiple and often concurrent therapies including medication management, interventional therapies and psychological counseling
      • Office-based procedural therapies such as large/intermediate joint injections (shoulder, knee, elbow, ankle), small joints (hand), tendonitis, bursitis, epicondylitis, trigger finger, and trigger point injections
      • Educating patients about their radiographic imaging results and correlation to symptoms and potential interventional therapies
      • Interventional spinal procedures:
        • Ability to discuss indications and details of procedure with patients
        • Risk/benefit/alternative analysis with patients
        • Post procedure assessment for efficacy and complications -

          Required Qualifications:
          • National Nurse Practitioner certification in Adult, Family Medicine or Geriatrics or Physician Assistant certification or ability to obtain prior to employment
          • Unrestricted, active licensure in the State of Nevada or ability to obtain
          • Current DEA license or ability to obtain
          • Basic technical proficiency in the use of computer programs for medical records or Internet search for clinical practice
          • Proficient in assessment and development of treatment plans
          • Ability to communicate with patients, team members and management staff
          • Ability to make care decisions based on the best medical practices without direct supervision or guidance by a physician
          • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.
            Preferred Qualifications:
            • 3 - 5 years Pain Management experience -
            • Documented clinical practice experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in Pain Management, Rheumatology, Orthopedics or Physical Medicine,
            • Bi-lingual, English/Spanish -
            • Empowered to develop plans of action and gain team consensus towards common goals
            • A background in managed care
            • Familiarity with ICD-10 coding
              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. - 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) Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. 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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