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UnitedHealth Group Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – WellMed Medical Group – Austin, TX - Nocturnist, 4 Day Work Week in Austin, Texas

A partner of the OptumCare network, WellMed Medical Group (WMG) is seeking a nocturnist to join our team 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 includes extended hours outpatient clinic and overnight hospital admissions and call as a part of a comprehensive health care team

  • Only follow patients from a single payor system

  • 100% of patients will have a WMG primary care provider

  • “Quality vs. Quantity Model” – Typical clinic census is 6 patients with 1 to 2 admissions a night

  • Patient panel is limited to geriatrics with Medicare Advantage coverage

  • Metrics are based on quality

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 Provider Services

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 at https://careers.optumcare.com/about-optumcare .

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

  • Valid DEA license

  • 1+ year of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant

  • Comfortable managing a primarily Medicare-aged patient population

  • Ability to work nights on a regular basis

  • 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:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency

  • A working understanding and support of a managed care environment

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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.

Job Keywords; Physician Assistant, PA, Nurse Practitioner, NP, Austin, TX, Texas

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