Home & Supportive Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – WellMed Medical Group – Arlington/Grand Prairie, TX

UnitedHealth Group

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 the Arlington and Grand Prairie , TX areas. 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 providersthat includes Primary Care Physicians, RN Case Managers, social workers, and clinic staff

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

Provide care for some of our sickest patients – patients whose needs are beyond what our care management and clinic-based resources can provide, but whom hospice services are not appropriate

Diagnose and treats 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 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

Optum Care Advanced Provider Clinician Partnership Plan

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

About WellMed:

At WellMed our focus is simple. Were 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 and a valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:

Home health experience

Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency

A working understanding and support of a managed care environment

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.