Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Adult Medicine - Pahrump, NV
Location: Pahrump, Nevada
Internal Number: 130111454
Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 200 providers, fourteen clinical locations including nine health care centers, five urgent care clinics and an outpatient surgery center. SMA offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.
Southwest Medical Associates is now part of Optum, part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.
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.(sm)
In this role, you will build meaningful relationships with patients, their family members, healthcare providers, and office staff while providing high quality direct patient care in a clinic setting. You will enjoy profound job satisfaction as you impact the care and comfort of our patient population. You will assess and provide treatment to patients of various age groups. You will diagnose conditions, create treatment plans, and prescribe medications as related to the treatment plan. You will collaborate with a physician to achieve the best health outcomes for the patient. You will enjoy opportunities for career growth and continuing education opportunities.
Rapidly formulate a differential diagnosis from assessments conducted within the clinic setting
Develop and implement treatment plans for patients assigned within the primary care team
Develop and actualize plans for the primary care team as assigned
Provide guidance to nursing personnel towards treatment plans and care issues
Document treatment plans in the medical record
Collaborate with physician and documents physician guidance as needed
Coordinate care for patients
Exposure to patients with potential infectious disease
We offer an attractive base salary, 30% Stipend, $20,000 sign on bonus, bonus plan, and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and life insurance, STD / LTD, professional liability, matching 401K, relocation costs, three weeks paid vacation, one week paid CME with $3500 allowance, and eight paid holidays.
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.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Certification in Primary Care, Geriatric, Adult or Physician Assistant certification, or ability to obtain
Active unrestricted APRN or PA-C license in Nevada, or ability to obtain
DEA License required, or ability to obtain
Ability to communicate with patients, primary care team members and management staff
Ability to make care decisions based on best medical practices without direct supervision or guidance by a physician
Basic technical proficiency in the use of computer programs for medical records or internet search for clinical practice
Advanced assessment and treatment plan implementation skills
Ability to complete clinical care lifting in a provider office environment
2+ yrs. experience
Geriatric care experience
Knowledge of mental health issues
Familiarity with Medicare and ICD-10 coding
Strong acute care experience in a primary care clinic, urgent care, or retail clinic
Ability to formulate a differential diagnosis
Proficient in assessment and development of treatment plans
Ability to conceptualize the needs for the team or department and actualize plans for implementation
Ability to develop plans of action and gain team consensus towards common goals
A background in managed care
**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.
Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Nevada residents is $85,000 to $167,300. 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: 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.