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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Rheumatology (Physician Assista

Company: Optum
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

$15,000 sign on bonus available to external candidates.
Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, plus E-visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. SMA offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area Southwest Medical is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. 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. In this role, you will administer comprehensive outpatient rheumatology care. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant is responsible for providing health care services to rheumatology patients. Enhances and expands the patient care within the medical practice, collaborates with the physician(s) and other clinicians by providing a full scope of patient care. Focus is on preventive health or the management of stable chronic conditions. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform as an advanced practice nurse practitioner; use prescriptive authority, procedures and treatments, in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations and institutional guidelines
  • Provide direct outpatient care and serve as a resource for staff and physicians
  • Provide comprehensive rheumatology health assessments to treat and manage patient care
  • Follow comprehensive plans that include intervention and treatment to attain expected outcomes
  • Identify expected outcomes derived from the assessment data and diagnoses and individualize expected outcomes with the patient specific populations and with the health care team when appropriate
  • Provide comprehensive clinical coordination of care and case management We offer an attractive base salary, bonus plan, and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and life insurance, STD/LTD, professional liability, matching 401K, relocation costs. Las Vegas offers the best in entertainment and cultural options, in addition to being an affordable metropolitan area in which to live. Also, Nevada has no state income tax. Warm weather, 300-plus days of sunshine, championship golf, hiking, skiing, five-star restaurants, endless attractions and entertainment choices are reasons Las Vegas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.
    Optum Health is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system. Optum Health helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their health care needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance. Required Qualifications:
    • National Nurse Practitioner certification 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
    • Intermediate level of technical proficiency in the use of computer programs for medical records or internet search for clinical practice
    • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
    • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained Preferred Qualifications:
      • 1+ year of experience working in a rheumatology clinic setting or SMA internship rotation in lieu of experience
      • 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
      • Ability to conceptualize the needs for the team or department and actualize plans for implementation
      • Empowered to develop plans of action and gain team consensus towards common goals
      • A background in managed care
      • Familiarity with ICD-10 coding At Optum Health, you will perform within an innovative culture that is focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that's greater than you've ever imagined. **PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.
        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.
        Job keywords: Nurse Practitioner, NP, Physician Assistant, PA, Rheumatology, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada Keyphrases: rheumatologist jobs

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