Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - WellMed - El Paso, TX
A partner of the Optum Care network, WellMed Medical Group, is seeking a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to join ourLower Valley Clinic inEl Paso, TX.
- Quality vs. quantity – typically see 14 to 16 patients per day (30 min per visit)
- Instead of RVU or volume metrics, our providers are measured and rewarded on quality of care (most providers earn $15,000, paid semi-annually)
- Start with 160 hours PTO in first year, plus 5 days for CME, and the clinics are closed for 8 national holidays
- Strong clinical support team that includes RNs, LVNs, MAs, scribes, nurse educators, case managers, clinic administrators, referral managers, coders, centralized scheduling, nurse advice line, and robust IT
- Collaborate with our primary care physicians (IM & FM), hospitalists, and network of employed/contracted sub-specialists
- Base salary plus annual quality bonus with a target of $15,000
- 401k with match, Executive Savings Plan, and UHG Employee Stock Purchase Program
- LTD and STD insurance at no cost to you
- Liability coverage that doesn’t require tail coverage ever
- More comprehensive benefits from Optum Partner Services
What makes an OptumCare organization different?
- WellMed is mostly a Medicare Advantage Plan that operates as a health system focused on quality/value-based outcomes
- Providers, heal thyself! Our providers are the absolute best in caring for our patients, and we believe that our providers must also have time to care for themselves and their families
- Most of our leaders began their careers in our clinics, developing clinical and leadership growth opportunities for you
- We are influencing change on a national scale while maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations
- We recognize that we are better together, and collaboration is the key to healthier patients and an invigorating work environment
At WellMed our focus is simple. We're 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.
- 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
- 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
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency
- A working understanding and support of a managed care environment
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 a rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
The OptumCare Story:
Optum is the largest care delivery organization in the world. At OptumCare, we’ve found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives. 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 www.workatoptum.com/provider .
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.
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