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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - NowClinic

Company: Optum
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Family Practice/Primary Care opening in Las Vegas, Nevada. This and other physician assistant jobs brought to you by

Improve your Quality of Life while Helping Others!

What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You can improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You can work with in an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.

The NowClinic Team Telemedicine is seeking a full-time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant delivers primary care services to adult and pediatric patient via the telephone and sees patients in the NowClinic, as needed. The NowClinic NP - PA utilizes his / her triage, diagnostic experience and expertise to assess and treat patients presenting with primary care needs. In addition to addressing the presenting problem, the NowClinic Team provider will collaborate with the call center MAs and other extenders in the Telemedicine department. NP - PA utilizes the telephone visit to engage patients in addressing wellness and gaps in preventive care and provides an excellent and satisfying customer experience.

If you are located in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides primary care services to adult and pediatric patients via the Optum NowClinic virtual visit technology platform
  • Using experience and expertise, engages, assesses, triages and provides/prescribes treatment to patients presenting for care
  • Using sound medical judgment triages and directs patients to alternative levels of care for presenting problem and / or follow-up
  • Utilizes NowClinic technology to engage patients in addressing wellness and gaps in preventive care in accordance with evidence based practice and standards of care
  • Utilizes technology to thoroughly document visits and treatments in a timely and comprehensive manner in accordance with Optum NowClinic, medical group and regulatory requirements
  • Communicates effectively with patients, caregivers, colleagues, and support staff
  • Demonstrates and reinforces value of the NowClinic Team service during each visit
  • Maintains service level standards for response, visit time, and patient satisfaction
  • Demonstrates and fosters a climate of collaboration and professionalism

    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:

    • National Nurse Practitioner certification in Adult, Family or Gerontology or Physician Assistant certification
    • Licensure in the State where this position is based, or ability to obtain
    • 2+ years of hands-on clinical experience preferred
    • DEA license or ability to obtain
    • Intermediate level of proficiency in PC-based word processing including basic Microsoft Word and Outlook skills
    • Flexible to work occasional weekends, holidays, and evening shifts
    • Provide occasional coverage in Urgent Care / Convenient Care Clinic
    • Ability to work independently from home-based office
    • 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:

      • Strong acute care experience in an urgent care, retail clinic or primary care clinic
      • Knowledge of mental health issues
      • A background in managed care
      • Familiarity with ICD-10 coding
      • Tech Savvy

        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: 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.

Keywords: Optum, Las Vegas , Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - NowClinic, Healthcare , Las Vegas, Nevada

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