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Outpatient Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Ft. Worth, TX

Company: Optum
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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The Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) practices in a clinic as part of a collaborative team that may include, but is not limited to, Physicians, RN Case Managers, and clinic staff. The purpose of this collaborative team is to provide a comprehensive, coordinated model of care to a mostly Medicare-aged population. The Rheumatology NP or PA primarily manages the geriatric-aged population either in the presence of, or in conjunction with the primary care physician and/or specialist. Unless specified, most NP or PA positions are outpatient. The Rheumatology NP or PA acts as an extension of the department to provide both chronic and acute care to our patients. The Rheumatology NP or PA performance will be tracked and comparatively reported using metrics related to the strategic direction and operational needs of the organization.



Primary Responsibilities:




  • The Rheumatology NP or PA is expected to be able to provide care consistent with their licensure and/or certification
  • Diagnoses and treats both acute and chronic conditions for various conditions. The Rheumatology NP or PA will also treat acute conditions such as minor injuries and other acute medical conditions such as infections or exacerbations of chronic diseases
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic lab work, x-rays, EKG
  • Prescribes medications and other modalities of treatment as needed to treat those conditions listed above
  • Counsels patients on various disease conditions they may be treating to ensure that the patient is educated to their disease process, treatment, and expected outcomes
  • Works as an integral part of a comprehensive and collaborative team in order to provide quality evidenced-based care to our patients
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned






    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:


    • 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
    • Comfortable managing a primarily Medicare-aged patient population
    • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance




      Preferred Qualifications:


      • Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency
      • Ability to communicate with all level of employees and maintain relationships with various health plans




        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 USMD. If you're idea of a great day at work involves putting great new ideas to work, we should talk. Throughout the greater Dallas area, we've built an evolving, integrated health care model that brings primary care and specialist providers together to work in new and better ways. A thriving part of OptumCare and the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, our multi-specialty group of hospitals, clinics and providers features more than 250 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. We provide health care services to patients in more than 20 different specialties at our two hospitals, four cancer treatment centers and nearly 50 physician clinics. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)





        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.





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

        Keyphrases: rheumatologist jobs

Keywords: Optum, Arlington , Outpatient Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Ft. Worth, TX, Healthcare , Arlington, Texas

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